Openly Gay Athletes and the Struggle for Tolerance

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

Brendon Ayanbadejo

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who has said he is heterosexual, has been vocal about gay rights since 2009. Last fall, he notably rallied for marriage equality in the state of Maryland. (Photo: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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