LGBT Celebs: Life Out of the Closet

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  • Derrick Gordon
  • Angel Haze
  • Robin Roberts
  • Brittney Griner
  • Michael Sam
  • Raven-Symone
  • Jason Collins
  • Earvin "EJ" Johnson III, Magic Johnson, Cookie Johnson
  • John Amaechi
  • Frank Ocean
  • Clive Davis
  • Don Lemon
  • Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Sheryl Swoopes
  • Ricky Martin
  • Esera Tuaolo
  • 051811 celeb out cleo
  • Lee Daniels
  • 051811 celeb out tonex
  • Angela Davis

Derrick Gordon


Derrick Gordon made history by becoming the first openly gay male NCAA Division 1 basketball player.  The sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team said in a statement, "I've always loved sports, but always felt I had to hide and be someone that I'm not.  For my whole life I've been living my life as a lie. I am telling my story so that athletes never feel like they have to hide. You can be true to yourself and play the sport that you love."

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