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, openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, and transgender sportspeople.

Basketball player Jason Collins
Volleyball player J. P. Calderon
Tennis player Billie Jean King
Track and field athlete Andreas Krieger
Tennis player Hana Mandlíková
Swimmer Dominik Koll
Ice hockey player Charline Labonté
Handball player Katja Nyberg
Alpine skier Anja Pärson
American football player Michael Sam
Rugby player Gareth Thomas
Swimmer Ian Thorpe
Rugby player Louisa Wall
Professional wrestler Darren Young
Name Lifetime[1] Nationality Sport Sexual Orientation[2]
Brian Anderson b. 1976  American Skateboarding Gay[3]
Jennifer Abshire b. 1977  American Professional bodybuilding Bisexual[4][5]
Graham Ackerman b. 1983  American Gymnastics Gay[6]
Nicola Adams b. 1982  English Boxing Bisexual[7]
Marilyn Agliotti b. 1979  Dutch Field hockey Lesbian[8]
Jenny Allard b. ?  American Softball Lesbian[9]
Kye Allums b. 1989  American Basketball Transgender[10]
John Amaechi b. 1970  English Basketball Gay[11]
Eric Anderson b. 1968  American Coach Gay[12]
Rhyian Anderson-Morley b. 1990  Australian Australian rules football Gay[13]
Nadine Angerer b. 1978  German Association football Bisexual[14]
Alyson Annan b. 1973  Australian Field hockey Lesbian[15]
Rebekka Armstrong b. 1967  American Professional bodybuilding Bisexual[16]
Judith Arndt b. 1976  German Cycling Lesbian[17]
Seimone Augustus b. 1984  American Basketball Lesbian[18]
Mianne Bagger b. 1966  Danish Golf Transgender[19]
Aaron Baker b. 1960  American Professional bodybuilding Gay[20]
Clare Balding b. 1971  English Jockey Lesbian[21]
Jason Ball b. 1988  Australian Australian rules football Gay[22]
Shawnacy Barber b. 1994  Canadian Track and field Gay[23]
Nicole Bass-Fuchs 1964–2017  American Professional bodybuilding Bisexual[24]
Betty Baxter b. 1952  Canadian Volleyball Lesbian[25]
Billy Bean b. 1964  American Baseball Gay[26]
Shelley Beattie 1967–2008  American Professional bodybuilding Bisexual[27]
Mack Beggs b. 1999  American Wrestling Transgender[28]
Kajsa Bergqvist b. 1976  Swedish Track and field Bisexual[29]
Thomas Berling b. 1979  Norwegian Association football Gay[30]
Mark Bingham 1970–2001  American Rugby Gay[31]
Sue Bird b. 1980  American Basketball Lesbian[32]
Alex Blackwell b. 1983  Australian Cricket Lesbian[33][34]
John Blankenstein 1949–2006  Dutch Association football Gay[35]
Brian Boitano b. 1963  American Figure skating Gay[36]
Tom Bosworth b. 1990  British Race walker Gay[37]
Yvette Bova b. 1962  American Professional bodybuilding Bisexual[38]
Sabine Braun b. 1965  German Track and field Lesbian[39]
Ashleigh Brazill b. 1989  Australian Netball Lesbian[40]
Belle Brockhoff b. 1993  Australian Snowboard Lesbian[41]
Giorgia Bronzini b. 1983  Italian Cycling Lesbian[42]
Harrison Browne b. 1993  Canadian Ice hockey Transgender[43]
Chantal de Bruijn b. 1976  Dutch Field hockey Lesbian[44]
Steve Buckley b. 1956  American Journalist Gay[45]
Anastasia Bucsis b. 1989  Canadian Speed skating Lesbian[46]
Brendan Burke 1988–2010  American Ice hockey Gay[47]
Glenn Burke 1952–1995  American Baseball Gay[48]
Kris Burley b. 1974  Canadian Gymnast Gay[49]
Balian Buschbaum b. 1980  German Track and field Transgender[50]
Ivan Bussens 1960–2007  English Water polo Gay[51]
Jeffrey Buttle b. 1982  Canadian Figure skating Gay[52]
Latasha Byears b. 1973  American Basketball Lesbian[53]
Caitlin Cahow b. 1985  American Ice hockey Lesbian[54]
J. P. Calderon b. 1975  American Volleyball Gay[55]
Liz Carmouche b. 1984  American MMA Lesbian[56]
Betty Carstairs 1900–1993  English Motor racing Lesbian[57]
Isadora Cerullo b. 1991  American
 Brazilian
Rugby Lesbian[58]
Parinya Charoenphol b. 1981  Thai Boxing Transgender[59]
Jason Collins b. 1978  American Basketball Gay[60]
Sean Conroy b. 1992  American Baseball Gay[61]
Natalie Cook b. 1975  Australian Beach volleyball Lesbian[62]
Rose Cossar b. 1991  Canadian Gymnastics Lesbian[63]
Roberta Cowell 1918–2011  British Motor racing Transgender[64]
Gottfried von Cramm 1909–1976  German Tennis Bisexual[65]
Scott Cranham b. 1954  Canadian Diver Gay[66]
Toller Cranston 1949–2015  Canadian Figure skating Bisexual[67]
Lisa Cross b. 1978  English Professional bodybuilding Bisexual[68]
Orlando Cruz b. 1981  Puerto Rican Boxing Gay[69]
John Curry 1949–1994  English Figure skating Gay[70]
Donal Óg Cusack b. 1977  Irish Hurling Gay[71]
Lisa Dahlkvist b. 1987  Swedish Association football Lesbian[72]
Tom Daley b. 1994  English Diving Gay[73]
Steven Davies b. 1986  English Cricket Gay[74]
Wade Davis b. 1977  American American football Gay[75]
Elena Della Donne b. 1989  American Basketball Lesbian[76]
Casey Dellacqua b. 1985  Australian Tennis Lesbian[77]
David Denson b. 1995  American Baseball Gay[78]
Chris Dickerson b. 1939  American Professional bodybuilding Gay[79]
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel b. 1987  Dutch Field hockey Lesbian[80]
Michael Dos Santos b. 1983  Brazilian Volleyball Gay[81]
Robert Dover b. 1956  American Equestrian Gay[82]
Nancy Drolet b. 1973  Canadian Ice hockey Lesbian[83]
Michelle Duff b. 1939  Canadian Motor racing Transgender[84]
Christian Duffy b. 1961  American Professional bodybuilding Bisexual[85]
Michelle Dumaresq b. 1971  Canadian Mountain biking Transgender[86]
Imke Duplitzer b. 1975  German Fencing Lesbian[87]
Emilia Fahlin b. 1988  Swedish Cycling Lesbian[42]
Justin Fashanu 1961–1998  English Association football Gay[88]
Freda du Faur 1882–1935  Australian Mountaineering Lesbian[89]
John Fennell b. 1995  Canadian Luge Gay[90]
Gigi Fernández b. 1964  Puerto-Rican Tennis Lesbian[91]
Nilla Fischer b. 1984  Swedish Association football Lesbian[92]
Amini Fonua b. 1989  Tongan
 New Zealander
Swimming Gay[93]
Fallon Fox b. 1975  American MMA Transgender[94]
Larissa Franca b. 1982  Brazilian Beach volleyball Lesbian[95]
Travon Free b. 1984/1985  American Basketball Bisexual[96]
Edward Gal b. 1970  Dutch Equestrian Gay[97]
Rudy Galindo b. 1969  American Figure skating Gay[98]
Vicky Galindo b. 1983  American Softball Bisexual[99]
Ed Gallagher 1958–2005  American American football Gay[100]
Melanie Garside-Wight b. 1979  English Association football Lesbian[101]
Terry Garvin 1937-1998  Canadian Wrestling Gay[102]
Jane Geddes b. 1960  American Golf Lesbian[103]
Alan Gendreau b. 1989  American American football Gay[104]
Derrick Gordon b. 1991  American Basketball Gay[105]
Bobby Goldsmith 1946–1983  Australian Swimming Gay[106]
Andrew Goldstein b. 1983  American Lacrosse Gay[107]
LZ Granderson b. 1972  American Journalist Gay[108]
Emile Griffith 1938–2013  American Boxing Bisexual[109]
Brittney Griner b. 1990  American Basketball Lesbian[110]
Joan Guetschow b. 1966  American Biathlon Lesbian[111]
Peter Häggström b. 1976  Swedish Track and field Gay[112]
Matthew Hall b. 1970  Canadian Figure skating Gay[113]
Gro Hammerseng b. 1980  Norwegian Handball Lesbian[114]
Alan Hansford b. 1968  English Cricket Gay[115]
Kwame Harris b. 1982  American American football Gay[116]
Kyle Hawkins b. 1970  American Lacrosse Gay[117]
Bruce Hayes b. 1963  American Swimming Gay[118]
Sandra Haynie b. 1943  American Golf Lesbian[119]
Jayna Hefford b. 1977  Canadian Ice hockey Lesbian[120]
Mathew Helm b. 1980  Australian Diving Gay[121]
Isabell Herlovsen b. 1988  Norwegian Association football Lesbian[122]
Carl Hester b. 1967  British Equestrian Gay[123]
Keegan Hirst b. 1988  British Rugby Gay[124]
Thomas Hitzlsperger b. 1982  German Association football Gay[125]
Edel Therese Høiseth b. 1966  Norwegian Speed skating Lesbian[126]
Ursula Holl b. 1982  German Association football Lesbian[127]
Erika Holst b. 1979  Swedish Ice hockey Lesbian[128]
Laurel Hubbard b. 1978  New Zealander Weightlifting Transgender[129]
Karen Hultzer b. 1965  South African Archery Lesbian[130]
Mia Hundvin b. 1977  Norwegian Handball Bisexual[131]
Anton Hysén b. 1990  Swedish Association football Gay[132]
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz b. 1983  Austrian Ski jumper Lesbian[133]
George Ives 1867–1950  English Cricket Gay[134][135]
Helen Jacobs 1908–1997  American Tennis Lesbian[136]
Angela James b. 1964  Canadian Ice hockey Lesbian[137]
Patrick Jeffrey b. 1965  American Diving Gay[138]
Dorte Dalum Jensen b. 1978  Danish Association football Lesbian[139]
Barbara Jezeršek b. 1986  Slovenian Cross-country skiing Lesbian[140]
Glory Johnson b. 1990  American Basketball Lesbian[141]
Gus Johnston b. 1979  Australian Field hockey Gay[142]
Rosie Jones b. 1959  American Golf Lesbian[143]
Steffi Jones b. 1972  American
 German
Association football Lesbian[144]
Orlando Jordan b. 1974  American Wrestling Bisexual[145]
Natasha Kai b. 1983  American Association football Lesbian[87]
Chris Kanyon 1970–2010  American Wrestling Gay[146]
Maud Kaptheijns b. 1994  Dutch Cyclocross Lesbian[147]
Peter Karlsson 1966–1995  Swedish Ice hockey Gay[148]
Kathleen Kauth b. 1979  American Ice hockey Lesbian[149]
Johan Kenkhuis b. 1980  Dutch Swimming Gay[150]
Gus Kenworthy b. 1991  American Freestyle skiing Gay[151]
Sanne van Kerkhof b. 1987  Dutch Speed skating Lesbian[152]
Lotte Kiærskou b. 1975  Danish Handball Lesbian[153]
Billie Jean King b. 1943  American Tennis Lesbian[154]
Sandra Kirby b. 1949  Canadian Rowing Lesbian[155]
Stine Brun Kjeldaas b. 1975  Norwegian Snowboard Lesbian[156]
Ilana Kloss b. 1956  American Tennis Lesbian[157]
Dominik Koll b. 1984  Austrian Swimming Gay[158]
David Kopay b. 1942  American American football Gay[159]
Daniel Kowalski b. 1975  Australian Swimming Gay[160]
Andreas Krieger b. 1966  German Track and field Transgender[161]
Janae Marie Kroc b. 1972  American Powerlifting Transgender, bisexual[162]
Charline Labonté b. 1982  Canadian Ice hockey Lesbian[163]
Alexandra Lacrabère b. 1987  French Handball Lesbian[164]
Kim Lammers b. 1981  Dutch Field hockey Lesbian[165]
Jessica Landström b. 1984  Swedish Association football Lesbian[166]
Lauren Lappin b. 1984  American Softball Lesbian[167]
Mark Leduc 1962–2009  Canadian Boxing Gay[168]
Hedvig Lindahl b. 1983  Swedish Association football Lesbian[169]
Ylva Lindberg b. 1976  Swedish Ice hockey Lesbian[128]
Lori Lindsey b. 1980  American Association football Lesbian[170]
Matthew Lister b. 1992  British Canoeing Gay[171]
Ari-Pekka Liukkonen b. 1989  Finnish Swimming Gay[172]
Joanna Lohman b. 1982  American Association football Lesbian[173]
Greg Louganis b. 1960  American Diving Gay[174]
Cheryl Maas b. 1984  Dutch Snowboard Lesbian[156]
Yusaf Mack b. 1980  American Boxing Gay[175]
Liliane Maestrini b. 1987  Brazilian Beach volleyball Lesbian[95]
Hana Mandlíková b. 1962  Czech Tennis Lesbian[176]
Brian Marshall b. 1965  Canadian High jump Gay[177]
Christy Martin b. 1968  American Boxing Lesbian[178]
Amélie Mauresmo b. 1979  French Tennis Lesbian[179]
Stephany Mayor b. 1991  Mexican Association football Bisexual[180]
Marnie McBean b. 1968  Canadian Rowing Lesbian[181]
Robert McCall 1958–1991  Canadian Figure skating Gay[182]
Ray McDonald 1944–1993  American American football Gay[183]
Lindsy McLean b. 1938  American American football Gay[184]
Erin McLeod b. 1983  Canadian Association football Lesbian[185]
Linda Medalen b. 1965  Norwegian Association football Lesbian[186]
Conner Mertens b. 1994/1995  American American football Bisexual[187]
Harriet Metcalf b. 1958  American Rowing Lesbian[188]
Hans Peter Minderhoud b. 1973  Dutch Equestrian Gay[97]
Matthew Mitcham b. 1988  Australian Diving Gay[189]
Eric Mitchell b. 1992  Canadian Ski jumping Gay[190]
Chris Morgan b. 1973  English Powerlifting Gay[191]
Jim Morris 1936–2016  American Professional bodybuilding Gay[192]
Chris Mosier b. 1980  American Triathlete Transgender[193]
Nadine Müller b. 1985  German Discus throwing Lesbian[194]
Martina Navratilova b. 1956  Czech
 American
Tennis Lesbian[195]
Ondrej Nepela 1951–1989  Slovakian Figure skating Gay[67]
Robert Newton b. 1981  English Track and field Gay[196]
Bente Nordby b. 1974  Norwegian Association football Lesbian[139]
Scott Norton b. 1982  American Bowling Gay[197]
Diana Nyad b. 1949  American Swimming Lesbian[198]
Katja Nyberg b. 1979  Swedish Handball Lesbian[199]
Graeme Obree b. 1965  Scottish Cycling Gay[200]
Ryan O'Callaghan b. 1983  American American football Gay[201]
Ryan O'Meara b. 1984  American Ice dancing Gay[202]
Brian Orser b. 1961  Canadian Figure skating Gay[203]
Nigel Owens b. 1971  Welsh Rugby Gay[204]
Dave Pallone b. 1951  American Baseball Gay[205]
Bob Paris b. 1959  Canadian
 American
Professional bodybuilding Gay[206]
Sandy Parker b. 1952  Canadian Wrestling Lesbian[207]
Lily Parr 1905–1978  English Association football Lesbian[208]
Anja Pärson b. 1981  Swedish Downhill skiing Lesbian[209]
Pat Patterson b. 1941  Canadian Wrestling Gay[210] [[Gay|]]
Maartje Paumen b. 1985  Dutch Field hockey Lesbian[80]
Lee Pearson b. 1974  English Equestrian Gay[211]
Otto Peltzer 1900–1970  German Track and field Gay[212]
Mike Penner 1957–2009  American Journalist Transgender[213]
Beate Peters b. 1959  German Track and field Lesbian[39]
David Pichler b. 1968  American Diving Gay[214]
Aslie Pitter b. 1960  English Association football Gay[215]
Brian Pockar 1959–1992  Canadian Figure skating Gay[182]
Hope Powell b. 1966  English Association football Lesbian[216]
Lauren Powers b. 1961  American Professional bodybuilding Bisexual[217]
Eric Radford b. 1985  Canadian Figure skating Gay[218]
Megan Rapinoe b. 1985  American Association football Lesbian[219]
Lisa Raymond b. 1973  American Tennis Lesbian[220]
Stephen Rhodes b. 1984  American Motor racing Gay[221]
Renée Richards b. 1934  American Tennis Transgender[222]
Helen Richardson-Walsh b. 1981  British Field hockey Lesbian[44]
Kate Richardson-Walsh b. 1980  British Field hockey Lesbian[44]
Lucia Rijker b. 1967  Dutch Kickboxing Bisexual[223]
Ian Roberts b. 1965  Australian Rugby league Gay[224]
Ronald Robertson 1937–2000  American Figure skating Gay[225]
Robbie Rogers b. 1987  American Association football Gay[226]
Petra Rossner b. 1966  German Cycling Lesbian[17]
Olivier Rouyer b. 1955  French Association football Gay[227]
Matthew Rush b. 1972  American Professional bodybuilding Gay[228]
Jaiyah Saelua b. 1988  Samoan Association football Transgender[229]
Angela Salvagno b. 1976  American Professional bodybuilding Bisexual[230]
Michael Sam b. 1990  American American football Gay[231]
Victoria Sandell Svensson b. 1977  Swedish Association football Lesbian[232]
Lianne Sanderson b. 1988  English Association football Lesbian[173]
Chip Sarafin b. ?  American American football Gay[233]
Christopher Saynt b. 1993  Scottish Wrestling Gay[234][235]
Erik Schinegger b. 1948  Austrian Downhill skiing Transgender[236]
Dale Scott b. 1959  American Baseball Gay[237]
Caroline Seger b. 1985  Swedish Association football Lesbian[238]
Jack Sexsmith b. 1992  English Wrestling Pansexual[239][240]
Patty Sheehan b. 1956  American Golf Lesbian[241]
Will Sheridan b. 1985  American Basketball Gay[242]
Bianca Sierra b. 1992  American Association football Bisexual[180]
Jackie Silva b. 1962  Brazilian Beach volleyball Lesbian[243]
Eudy Simelane 1977–2008  South African Association football Lesbian[244]
Roy Simmons 1956–2014  American American football Gay[245]
Brian Sims b. 1978  American American football Gay[246]
Blake Skjellerup b. 1985  New Zealander Speed skating Gay[247]
Vibeke Skofterud b. 1980  Norwegian Cross country skiing Bisexual[131]
Rikke Skov b. 1980  Danish Handball Lesbian[248]
Jerry Smith 1943–1986  American American football Bisexual[249]
Judy Sowinski 1940–2011  American Roller derby Lesbian[250]
Muffin Spencer-Devlin b. 1953  American Golf Lesbian[195]
Helen Stephens 1918–1994  American Track and field Lesbian[251]
Casey Stoney b. 1982  English Association football Lesbian[252]
Beth Storry b. 1978  British Field hockey Lesbian[44]
Rennae Stubbs b. 1971  Australian Tennis Lesbian[220]
Pia Sundhage b. 1960  Swedish Association football Lesbian[253]
Stacy Sykora b. 1977  American Volleyball Lesbian[254]
Blyth Tait b. 1961  New Zealander Equestrian Gay[255]
Connor Taras b. ?  Canadian Kayak Gay[256]
David Testo b. 1981  American Association football Gay[257]
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg b. 1974  German Cycling Lesbian[258]
Mark Tewksbury b. 1968  Canadian Swimming Gay[188]
Carole Thate b. 1971  Dutch Field hockey Lesbian[15]
Gareth Thomas b. 1974  Welsh Rugby Gay[259]
Ian Thorpe b. 1982  Australian Swimming Gay[260]
Bill Tilden 1893–1953  American Tennis Gay[261]
Ted Tinling 1910–1990  English Tennis Gay[262]
Emma Trott b. 1989  British Cycling Lesbian[263]
Esera Tuaolo b. 1968  American American football Gay[264]
Marcus Urban b. 1971  German Association football Gay[265]
Sarah Vaillancourt b. 1985  Canadian Ice hockey Lesbian[131]
Michele Van Gorp b. 1977  American Basketball Lesbian[266]
Dan Veatch b. 1965  American Swimming Gay[267]
Laura Verdonschot b. 1996  Belgian Cyclocross Lesbian[147]
Mike Verschuur b. 1987  Dutch Motor racing Gay[268]
Linda Villumsen b. 1985  New Zealander Cycling Lesbian[263]
Lisa-Marie Vizaniari b. 1971  Australian Track and field, boxing Lesbian[269]
Chris Voth b. 1990  Canadian Indoor volleyball Gay[270]
Tom Waddell 1937–1987  American Decathlon; creator of the Gay Games Gay[271]
Kira Walkenhorst b. 1990  German Beach volleyball Lesbian[272]
Jackie Walker 1950—2002  American American football Gay[273]
Louisa Wall b. 1972  New Zealander Rugby Lesbian[274]
Ji Wallace b. 1977  Australian Gymnastics Gay[275]
Sarah Walsh b. 1983  Australian Association football Lesbian[276]
Abby Wambach b. 1980  American Association football Lesbian[277]
Jeffrey Wammes b. 1987  Dutch Gymnastics Gay[278]
Ann Wauters b. 1980  Belgian Basketball Lesbian[279]
Saskia Webber b. 1971  American Association football Lesbian[280]
Johnny Weir b. 1984  American Figure skating Gay[281]
Rick Welts b. 1953  American Basketball executive Gay[282]
Peter Wherrett 1936–2009  Australian Motor racing Transgender[283]
Diane Whipple 1968–2001  American Lacrosse Lesbian[284]
Sue Wicks b. 1966  American Basketball Lesbian[285]
Marieke Wijsman b. 1975  Dutch Speed skating Lesbian[286]
Marlon Williams b. 1988  American American football Bisexual[287]
David Wilson b. 1966  Canadian Figure skating Gay[288]
Keelin Winters b. 1988  American Association football Lesbian[289]
Paul Wirtz 1958–2006  Canadian Figure skating Gay[218]
Chris Witty b. 1975  American Speed skating Lesbian[258]
Andrea Worrall b. 1977  Welsh Association football Lesbian[290]
Ireen Wüst b. 1986  Dutch Speed skating Bisexual[131][291]
Alissa Wykes b. 1967  American American football Lesbian[292]
Darren Young b. 1983  American Wrestling Gay[293]
Sharnee Zoll-Norman b. 1986  American Basketball Lesbian [294]
Linda Mienzer b. 1965  Bermudian Cricket Transgender[295]

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