Openly Gay Athletes and the Struggle for Tolerance

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  • Chris Kluwe
  • Jim Mora
  • Sheryl Swoopes
  • Seimone Augustus
  • Orlando Cruz
  • Esera Tuaolo
  • Michael Sam
  • Jason Collins
  • Brittney Griner
  • John Amaechi
  • Greg Louganis
  • Brendon Ayanbadejo

Sheryl Swoopes 

Sheryl Swoopes, the first player signed in the WNBA, talked openly about her relationship with then-partner Alisa Scott in 2005. Her personal life again became the subject of scrutiny in 2011, when it was reported that she was engaged to a man, with her fans coming to her defense in the face of criticism. (Photo: Chuck Myers/MCT/Landov)

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