Phuti Lekoloane was an openly gay male player who played in the South African third division. Retrieved 1 June A Purdue alum who gained more yards than any other non-Heisman Trophy winner in Big Ten history, Dorien Bryant failed to get drafted in Being gay, in sport, and in the closet, it has been a mental burden of not knowing how those around you will react. His career 60 touchdowns would set a record among tight ends that would stand for 26 years. Retrieved 15 January Several female players have come out as homosexual, including Bente Nordby and Linda Medalen.
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He would become the first major professional athlete to come out in any sport, telling his story to the Washington Star in — three years after his retirement. Of course, they were incredible and so supportive. The gay rights group Stonewall published a report in August which described English football as "institutionally homophobic. Herald Sun.
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