Photos: Tom Daley comes out, who are the other 'out and proud' LGBT athletes?

 Photos: Tom Daley comes out, who are the other out and proud LGBT athletes?

Diver Tom Daley holds his bronze medal during a parade through London on 10 September 2012. Tens of thousands of Britons took to the streets of London to cheer Olympic and Paralympic athletes, celebrating a summer of spectacular sport that surprised even the most optimistic by lifting the host nation's mood. Daley recently announced that he was in a relationship with another man. Reuters image

 

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Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers runs during the second half of the MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders in Carson, California on 26 May 2013. Rogers was the first openly gay player on a major men's professional team in North America. Reuters image

 

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Boston Celtics center Jason Collins (R) grabs a rebound away from Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Georgia on 5 January 2013. In the cover story of the 6 May 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated, written by Collins himself and posted on the magazine's website in April he came out as gay. Reuters image

 

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Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz (R) lands a punch on Jorge Pazos of Mexico during their WBO NABO featherweight title fight at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida on 19 October, 2012. Cruz faced opponent Pazos just days after announcing that he was gay, the first active fighter in the macho sport to openly discuss his sexual orientation. Reuters image

 

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Matthew Mitcham is the first Australian male to win an Olympic gold medal in diving since Dick Eve at the 1924 Summer Olympics. He publicly came out as gay in 2008 when an Australian newspaper was profiling Olympic hopefuls. Reuters image

 

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Captain of the British and Irish Lions Gareth Thomas runs to score a try against the All Blacks during the second test in Wellington on 2 July, 2005. In December 2009 Thomas was voted top of the Pink List in 2010 of the 101 most influential gay people in the UK. Thomas also said, "What I choose to do when I close the door at home has nothing to do with what I have achieved in rugby". Reuters image

 

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Former tennis star Martina Navratilova waves to the crowd as she is honored during the opening ceremony of the US Open tennis tournament in New York on 30 August, 2010. In 1981, shortly after becoming a United States citizen, Navratilova came out publicly about her sexual orientation through a column. Reuters image

 

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Montreal Impact's David Testo battles for the ball with Toronto FC's Jacob Peterson (L) during the first half of their Nutrilite Canadian Championship soccer match in Toronto on 28 April, 2010. After his playing career ended in 2011, became the first male American professional soccer player to come out as gay. Reuters image

 

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Johnny Weir of the US performs during Men's Free Program competition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy in Nagano, central Japan on 7 November, 2009. He is the 2008 World bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2001 World Junior Champion, and a three-time US national champion (2004–2006). In his memoir Welcome to My World, published January 2011, Weir officially came out as gay. Reuters image

 

Updated Date: Dec 03, 2013 20:47:29 IST