Openly Gay Athletes and the Struggle for Tolerance

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

Orlando Cruz

In an interview last October with the Associated Press, featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz described himself as a "proud, gay man." He said he hoped coming out would help kids suffering from bullying to know that "who you are or whom you love should not be impediment to achieving anything in life." (Photo: J. Meric/Getty Images)

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