List of LGBT sportspeople

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This list could be expanded with people from: Category:Bisexual sportspeople, Category:Gay sportsmen, Category:Lesbian sportswomen and Category:Transgender and transsexual sportspeople.

This is a list of notable lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sportspeople.

Basketball player Jason Collins
Volleyball player J. P. Calderon
Football player Justin Fashanu
Tennis player Billie Jean King
Track and field athlete Andreas Krieger
Tennis player Hana Mandlíková
Swimmer Dominik Koll
Handball player Katja Nyberg
American football player Michael Sam
Basketball player Sheryl Swoopes
Rugby player Gareth Thomas
Rugby player Louisa Wall
Professional wrestler Darren Young
Name Lifetime[1] Nationality Sport Notes[2]
Graham Ackerman b. 1983 American Gymnastics G[3]
Nicola Adams b. 1982 English Boxing B[4]
Marilyn Agliotti b. 1979 Dutch Field hockey L[5]
Jenny Allard b. ? American Softball L[6]
Kye Allums b. 1989 American Basketball T[7]
John Amaechi b. 1970 English Basketball G[8]
Eric Anderson b. 1968 American Coach G[9]
Nadine Angerer b. 1978 German Football B[10]
Alyson Annan b. 1973 Australian Field hockey L[11]
Rebekka Armstrong b. 1967 American Bodybuilding L[12]
Judith Arndt b. 1976 German Cycling L[13]
Mianne Bagger b. 1966 Danish Golf T[14]
Clare Balding b. 1971 English Jockey L[15]
Rhyian Anderson-Morley b. 1990 Australian Australian Rules Football G[16]
Jason Ball b. 1988 Australian Australian Rules Football G[17]
Jim Barnett 1924–2004 American Wrestling G[18]
Betty Baxter b. 1952 Canadian Volleyball L[19]
Billy Bean b. 1964 American Baseball G[20]
Shelley Beattie 1967–2008 American Bodybuilding L[21]
Kajsa Bergqvist b.1976 Swedish Track and field B[22]
Thomas Berling b. 1979 Norwegian Football G[23]
Mark Bingham 1970–2001 American Rugby G[24]
Alex Blackwell b. 1983 Australian Cricket L[25][26]
John Blankenstein 1949–2006 Dutch Football G[27]
Brian Boitano b. 1963 American Figure Skating G[28]
Yvette Bova b. 1962 American Bodybuilding B[29]
Sabine Braun b. 1965 German Track and field L[30]
Belle Brockhoff b. 1993 Australian Snowboard L[31]
Chantal de Bruijn b. 1976 Dutch Field Hockey L[32]
Steve Buckley b. 1956 American Journalist G[33]
Anastasia Bucsis b. 1989 Canadian Speed Skating L[34]
Brendan Burke 1988–2010 American Ice hockey G[35]
Glenn Burke 1952–1995 American Baseball G[36]
Balian Buschbaum b. 1980 German Track and field T[37]
Ivan Bussens 1960–2007 English Water polo G[38]
Jeffrey Buttle b. 1982 Canadian Figure skating G[39]
Latasha Byears b. 1973 American Basketball L[40]
Caitlin Cahow b. 1985 American Ice hockey L[41]
J. P. Calderon b. 1975 American Volleyball G[42]
Liz Carmouche b. 1984 American Mixed martial arts L[43]
Betty Carstairs 1900–1993 English Motor racing L[44]
Parinya Charoenphol b. 1981 Thai Boxing T[45]
Jason Collins b. 1978 American Basketball G[46]
Natalie Cook b. 1975 Australian Beach volleyball L[47]
Roberta Cowell 1918–2011 British Motor racing T[48]
Gottfried von Cramm 1909–1976 German Tennis B[49]
Scott Cranham b. 1954 Canadian Diver G[50]
Toller Cranston b. 1949 Canadian Figure skating B[51]
Lisa Cross b. 1978 English Bodybuilding B[52]
Orlando Cruz b. 1981 Puerto-Rican Boxing G[53]
John Curry 1949–1994 English Figure skating G[54]
Donal Óg Cusack b. 1977 Irish Hurling G[55]
Tom Daley b. 1994 English Diving B[56]
Steven Davies b. 1986 English Cricket G[57]
Wade Davis b. 1977 American American football G[58]
Casey Dellacqua b. 1985 Australian Tennis L[59]
Chris Dickerson b. 1939 American Bodybuilding G[60]
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel b. 1987 Dutch Field hockey L[61]
Michael Dos Santos b. 1983 Brazilian Volleyball G[62]
Robert Dover b. 1956 American Equestrian G[63]
Nancy Drolet b. 1973 Canadian Ice hockey L[64]
Michelle Duff b. 1939 Canadian Motor racing T[65]
Michelle Dumaresq b. 1971 Canadian Mountain biking T[66]
Imke Duplitzer b. 1975 German Fencing L[67]
Justin Fashanu 1961–1998 English Football G[68]
Freda du Faur 1882–1935 Australian Mountaineering L[69]
John Fennell b. 1995 Canadian Luge G[70]
Gigi Fernández b. 1964 Puerto-Rican Tennis L[71]
Amini Fonua b. 1989 Tongan/New Zealand Swimming G[72]
Fallon Fox b. 1975/76 American Mixed martial arts T[73]
Travon Free b. ? American Basketball B[74]
Edward Gal b. 1970 Dutch Equestrian G[75]
Rudy Galindo b. 1969 American Figure skating G[76]
Vicky Galindo b. 1983 American Softball B[77]
Ed Gallagher 1958–2005 American American football G[78]
Melanie Garside-Wight b. 1979 English Football L[79]
Terry Garvin ?-1998 Canadian Wrestling G[80]
Jane Geddes b. 1960 American Golf L[81]
Alan Gendreau b. 1989 American American football G[82]
Jessie Godderz b. 1980 American Bodybuilding G[83]
Derrick Gordon b. 1991 American Basketball G[84]
Bobby Goldsmith 1946–1983 Australian Swimming G[85]
Andrew Goldstein b. 1983 American Lacrosse G[86]
LZ Granderson b. 1972 American Journalist G[87]
Brittney Griner b. 1990 American Basketball L[88]
Emile Griffith 1938–2013 American Boxing B[89]
Joan Guetschow b. 1966 American Biathlon L[90]
Peter Häggström b. 1976 Swedish Track and field G[91]
Matthew Hall b. 1970 Canadian Figure skating G[92]
Gro Hammerseng b. 1980 Norwegian Handball L[93]
Alan Hansford b. 1968 English Cricket G[94]
Kyle Hawkins b. 1970 American Lacrosse G[95]
Kwame Harris b. 1982 American American football G[96]
Bruce Hayes b. 1963 American Swimming G[97]
Sandra Haynie b. 1943 American Golf L[98]
Mathew Helm b. 1980 Australian Diving G[99]
Isabell Herlovsen b. 1988 Norwegian Football L[100]
Thomas Hitzlsperger b. 1982 German Football G[101]
Edel Therese Høiseth b. 1966 Norwegian Speed skating L[102]
Ursula Holl b. 1982 German Football L[103]
Erika Holst b. 1979 Swedish Ice hockey L[104]
Mia Hundvin b. 1977 Norwegian Handball B[105]
Anton Hysén b. 1990 Swedish Football G[106]
George Ives 1867–1950 English Cricket G[107][108]
Helen Jacobs 1908–1997 American Tennis L[109]
Angela James b. 1964 Canadian Ice hockey L[110]
Patrick Jeffrey b. 1965 American Diving G[111]
Dorte Dalum Jensen b. 1978 Danish Football L[112]
Barbara Jezeršek b. 1986 Slovenian Cross-country skiing L[113]
Glory Johnson b. 1990 American Basketball L[114]
Gus Johnston b. 1979 Australian Field hockey G[115]
Rosie Jones b. 1959 American Golf L[116]
Steffi Jones b. 1972 American-German Football L[117]
Orlando Jordan b. 1974 American Wrestling B[118]
Natasha Kai b. 1983 American Football L[67]
Chris Kanyon 1970–2010 American Wrestling G[119]
Peter Karlsson 1966–1995 Swedish Ice hockey G[120]
Johan Kenkhuis b. 1980 Dutch Swimming G[121]
Sanne van Kerkhof b. 1987 Dutch Speed skating L[122]
Billie Jean King b. 1943 American Tennis L[123]
Ilana Kloss b. 1956 American Tennis L[124]
Dominik Koll b. 1984 Austrian Swimming G [125]
David Kopay b. 1942 American American football G[126]
Daniel Kowalski b. 1975 Australian Swimming G[127]
Andreas Krieger b. 1966 German Track and field T[128]
Charline Labonté b. 1982 Canadian Ice hockey L[129]
Kim Lammers b. 1981 Dutch Field hockey L[130]
Jessica Landström b. 1984 Swedish Football L[131]
Lauren Lappin b. 1984 American Softball L[132]
Mark Leduc 1962–2009 Canadian Boxing G[133]
Hedvig Lindahl b. 1983 Swedish Football L[134]
Ylva Lindberg b. 1976 Swedish Ice hockey L[104]
Lori Lindsey b. 1980 American Football L[135]
Ari-Pekka Liukkonen b. 1989 Finnish Swimming G[136]
Joanna Lohman b. 1982 American Football L[137]
Greg Louganis b. 1960 American Diving G[138]
Hana Mandlíková b. 1962 Czech Tennis L[139]
Brian Marshall b. 1965 Canadian High jump G[140]
Christy Martin b. 1968 American Boxing L[141]
Amélie Mauresmo b. 1979 French Tennis L[142]
Robert McCall 1958–1991 Canadian Figure skating G[143]
Ray McDonald 1944–1993 American American football G[144]
Lindsy McLean b. 1938 American American football G[145]
Linda Medalen b. 1965 Norwegian Football L[146]
Conner Mertens b. 1994/1995 American American football B[147]
Harriet Metcalf b. 1958 American Rowing L[148]
Hans Peter Minderhoud b. 1973 Dutch Equestrian G[75]
Matthew Mitcham b. 1988 Australian Diving G[149]
Chris Morgan b. 1973 English Powerlifting G[150]
Jim Morris b. 1935 American Bodybuilding G[151]
Chris Mosier b. 1980 American Triathlete T[152]
Nadine Müller b. 1985 German Discus Throwing L[153]
Martina Navratilova b. 1956 Czech-American Tennis L[154]
Ondrej Nepela 1951–1989 Slovakian Figure skating G[51]
Robert Newton b. 1981 English Track and field G[155]
Bente Nordby b. 1974 Norwegian Football L[112]
Scott Norton b. 1982 American Bowling G[156]
Diana Nyad b. 1949 American Swimming L[157]
Katja Nyberg b. 1979 Swedish Handball L[158]
Graeme Obree b. 1965 Scottish Cycling G[159]
Ryan O'Meara b. 1984 American Ice dancing G[160]
Brian Orser b. 1961 Canadian Figure skating G[161]
Nigel Owens b. 1971 Welsh Rugby G[162]
Dave Pallone b. 1951 American Baseball G[163]
Bob Paris b. 1959 Canadian-American Bodybuilding G[164]
Sandy Parker b. 1952 Canadian Wrestling L[165]
Lily Parr 1905–1978 English Football L[166]
Anja Pärson b. 1981 Swedish Downhill Skiing L[167]
Pat Patterson b. 1941 Canadian Wrestling G[168]
Maartje Paumen b. 1985 Dutch Field hockey L[61]
Lee Pearson b. 1974 English Equestrian G[169]
Otto Peltzer 1900–1970 German Track and field G[170]
Mike Penner 1957–2009 American Journalist T[171]
Beate Peters b. 1959 German Track and field L[30]
David Pichler b. 1968 American Diving G[172]
Aslie Pitter b. 1960 English Football G[173]
Brian Pockar 1959–1992 Canadian Figure skating G[143]
Hope Powell b. 1966 English Football L[174]
Megan Rapinoe b. 1985 American Football L[175]
Lisa Raymond b. 1973 American Tennis L[176]
Stephen Rhodes b. 1984 American Motor racing G[177]
Renée Richards b. 1934 American Tennis T[178]
Helen Richardson-Walsh b. 1981 British Field Hockey L[179]
Kate Richardson-Walsh b. 1980 British Field Hockey L[180]
Ian Roberts b. 1965 Australian Rugby league G[181]
Ronald Robertson 1937–2000 American Figure skating G[182]
Petra Rossner b. 1966 German Cycling L[13]
Olivier Rouyer b. 1955 French Football G[183]
Robbie Rogers b. 1987 American Football G[184]
Matthew Rush b. 1972 American Bodybuilding G[185]
Jaiyah Saelua b. 1988 Samoan Football T[186]
Michael Sam b. 1990 American American football G[187]
Angela Salvagno b. 1976 American Bodybuilding B[188]
Caroline Seger b. 1985 Swedish Football L[189]
Victoria Sandell Svensson b. 1977 Swedish Football L[190]
Lianne Sanderson b. 1988 English Football L[137]
Erik Schinegger b. 1948 Austrian Downhill Skiing T[191]
Patty Sheehan b. 1956 American Golf L[192]
Will Sheridan b. 1985 American Basketball G[193]
Eudy Simelane 1977–2008 South African Football L[194]
Roy Simmons 1956-2014 American American football G[195]
Brian Sims b. 1978 American American football G[196]
Blake Skjellerup b. 1985 New Zealander Speed skating G[197]
Vibeke Skofterud b. 1980 Norwegian Cross country skiing B[105]
Jerry Smith 1943–1986 American American football B[198]
Judy Sowinski 1940–2011 American Roller derby L[199]
Muffin Spencer-Devlin b. 1953 American Golf L[154]
Helen Stephens 1918 - 1994 American Track and field L[200]
Casey Stoney b. 1982 English Football L[201]
Beth Storry b. 1978 British Field Hockey L[202]
Rennae Stubbs b. 1971 Australian Tennis L[176]
Pia Sundhage b. 1960 Swedish Football L[203]
Sheryl Swoopes b. 1971 American Basketball B[204]
Stacy Sykora b. 1977 American Volleyball L[205]
Blyth Tait b. 1961 New Zealander Equestrian G[206]
David Testo b. 1981 American Football G[207]
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg b. 1974 German Cyclist L[208]
Mark Tewksbury b. 1968 Canadian Swimming G[148]
Carole Thate b. 1971 Dutch Field hockey L[11]
Gareth Thomas b. 1974 Welsh Rugby G[209]
Ian Thorpe b. 1982 Australian Swimming G[210]
Bill Tilden 1893–1953 American Tennis G[211]
Ted Tinling 1910–1990 English Tennis G[212]
Esera Tuaolo b. 1968 American American football G[213]
Marcus Urban b. 1971 German Football G[214]
Sarah Vaillancourt b. 1985 Canadian Ice hockey L[105]
Michele Van Gorp b. 1977 American Basketball L[215]
Dan Veatch b. 1965 American Swimming G[216]
Mike Verschuur b. 1987 Dutch Motor racing G[217]
Lisa-Marie Vizaniari b. 1971 Australian Track and field; Boxing L[218]
Tom Waddell 1937–1987 American Decathlon; Creator of the Gay Games. G[219]
Jackie Walker 1950–2002 American American football G[220]
Louisa Wall b. 1972 New Zealander Rugby L[221]
Ji Wallace b. 1977 Australian Gymnastics G[222]
Sarah Walsh b. 1983 Australian Football L[223]
Abby Wambach b. 1980 American Football L[224]
Jeffrey Wammes b. 1987 Dutch Gymnastics G[225]
Ann Wauters b. 1980 Belgian Basketball L[226]
Johnny Weir b. 1984 American Figure skating G[227]
Rick Welts b. 1953 American Basketball executive G[228]
Peter Wherrett 1936–2009 Australian Motor racing T[229]
Diane Whipple 1968–2001 American Lacrosse L[230]
Sue Wicks b. 1966 American Basketball L[231]
Marieke Wijsman b. 1975 Dutch Speed skating L[232]
David Wilson b. ? Canadian Figure skating G[233]
Chris Witty b. 1975 American Speed Skating L[208]
Andrea Worrall b. 1977 Welsh Football L[234]
Ireen Wüst b. 1986 Dutch Speed skating B[105][235]
Alissa Wykes b. 1967 American American football L[236]
Darren Young b. 1983 American Professional wrestling G[237]
Cyd Zeigler, Jr. b. 1973 American Journalist G[238]
Sharnee Zoll-Norman b. 1986 American Basketball L [239]

See also[edit]


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