Openly Gay Athletes and the Struggle for Tolerance

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

John Amaechi

In 2007, three years after retiring, John Amaechi became the first openly gay former NBA player. (Photo: Andy Lyons /Allsport)

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