Gay Baseball Players Update. Given how most of America, the sporting world included, have come to embrace the LGBT community, we think it is ripe for an update especially because some baseball players — albeit none from the Major League — have come out in the closet. I was interested in seeing how they handled it and what they thought about it. That feeling of being relied upon, that people must turn to you as a closer to make things right, to have that role — and to have people have that feeling about me in that role — as a gay man, I think that would have been a powerful message.
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Gay Athletes | List of Homosexual Sports Stars
None of these athletes are confirmed to be gay or anything like that. The purpose of this list is to go a bit more in depth about some of the rumors that are surrounding these players, not to convince the reader that these athletes are gay. Or, and not to quote Seinfeld, that there would be anything wrong with that. In the modern day, it is completely acceptable and encouraged for individuals to be who they really are and receive support from those around them. For a long time, those in sports were hiding who they really were to avoid scrutiny from the public, fans and their league. Players would be completely living a lie, without anyone suspecting a thing for the most part. Despite this improvement, there are likely still plenty of pro athletes all over the world who are afraid to truly be themselves.
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Brittney Griner , the lesbian basketball star who has been praised for being "out and proud," recently revealed that her Baylor University basketball coach Kim Mulkey wanted gay players to keep quiet about their sexuality. During an interview with Maggie Gray of Sports Illustrated, the new Phoenix Mercury player spoke at length about her sexuality, although she stated that she was out since the 9th grade. The basketball player, who recently scored an endorsement deal with Nike , said the "law" was disguised as concern about putting her private life out in the street.
A few days ago two England international footballers had to come out and clear the rumors about them being gay, first name was Ashley Cole and the later one is Luke Shaw who plays for Manchester United. British media has been actively trying to find the next gay footballers since than. Today we take a look at some famous cases of homosexuality in football and some current footballers who might be gays. Justin Fashanu:.