Since then, many homosexual sporting organizations have been founded along with sporting events that feature homosexual athletes. As a consequence of the existing homophobia in the sports community, there have been notable lawsuits fighting against this discrimination. Born in the late s, John Curry was a successful British figure skater. Curry died at the age of 44 after a fight with AIDS. Billie Jean King is a former number one women's tennis player in the world and, according to KK Ottesen of the Washington Post , is known as a feminist icon.
Athletes Who Are Gay
List of the Greatest Gay Icons in Sports
We clarified that we will only be adding five more to said list and a total of about a dozen out LGBT wrestlers is really a minuscule number in the grand scheme of things. After all, there are probably thousands of wrestlers out there grappling for the big dogs like WWE and the Lucha Underground as well as the less known ones in the indie circuit. Oh wait, this is supposed to be a gay golfers list, why are we getting distracted by wrestling? Because we want to point out that if the number of out wrestlers is minuscule, the total among golfers is even more so. Anyhoo, we begin our list of out male LGBT golfers with Tadd Fujikawa who made history last year as the first ever male professional golfer to publicly come out. Last but not the least in our list is Greg Fitzgerald who, according to pgatour.
Homosexuality in modern sports
Jason Collins, a free agent who played with the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards during the National Basketball Association's season, made history on April 29 when he became the first male professional athlete currently playing in the United States to announce he's gay. Though this is a monumental event for the sports and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, many other athletes have come out of the closet in the past. In the slideshow below, check out 27 other athletes who have helped bring more attention to LGBT issues in sports by being open and honest about who they are. US Edition U.
Because of my obsession to this manly attire, I feel well qualified in penning this piece. Simple in design, this early creation was white in color and made of one hundred percent cotton. Around the center was an elastic waistband that was sown into a supportive pouch to surround the male genitals. Based on the feedback of cyclists, inventors knew the creation of the pouch also called the cup was critical because it would be responsible for protecting the testicles and penis. Inventors also knew they needed to create variations of this gear because some men had greater needs than others.