List of LGBT sportspeople
GOP seizes on measures barring trans athletes | TheHill
Casey Stoney, the England football captain and Arsenal defender, has spoken in detail for the first time about being a lesbian. Her sexuality has been written about in the past — notably in , when she was included in the Independent on Sunday Pink List. I've never hidden it within football circles because it is accepted, but to the outside world, I've never spoken about my sexuality. The macho world of male professional football and the appallingly sexist behaviour of some high-profile players towards women is hardly a context in which male players will feel supported if they came out as gay. The fans, despite the FA encouraging more families and women to attend the game, add to the overspill of testosterone by chanting anti-gay slurs about players they do not like. Conversely, women with a penchant for sports, aside from perhaps beach volleyball , curling and ice hockey are often assumed to be lesbians. Why else would they risk messing up their hair?
Famous Lesbian Athletes
Whether these lesbian athletes are stars in the realms of soccer, basketball, or tennis, their personal stories and advocacy for gay rights make them inspirations for sports fans all over the world. Some notable openly gay female athletes have competed in the Olympics and other talented lesbian athletes are World Cup champions. Abby Wambach appears at the top. Wambach became a two-time Olympic gold medalist during her impressive soccer career. Which lesbian athlete is your personal favorite?
Four years ago, at a bar in Brooklyn, I cried a few drunken, happy tears watching soccer titan Abby Wambach, fresh off a World Cup win, run ecstatically toward the stands to kiss her then-wife, Sarah Huffman. Wambach, one of the best players of all time, would be retiring from the game with a 5—2 win over Japan and yet another coveted title under her belt. For one thing, a lot of the players look like the kinds of hot mean girls with ponytails who both intimidated and titillated me in my closeted youth. A few days before the World Cup finals, President Donald Trump hijacked the National Mall to stage his 4th of July rally, as a monument to white American exceptionalism and supremacy. I feel, if anything, perversely grateful that my race and class status have afforded me the safety and well-being so frequently denied to others in this country.