2015 has been a big year for gay and lesbian sportspeople, with a number of high profile professionals taking the step to be open about their sexuality. Let’s round up a some of the big names who have stepped out of the closet and on to the sports field in 2015.   Gus Kenworthy Kenworthy 

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Top 50 tennis professional Sergiy Stakhovsky from Serbia has claimed that there are no gay men on the professional tennis tour but that “every other player is a lesbian” in women’s tennis, and for that reason he wouldn’t let his daughter play tennis. Putting aside the aggressive homophobia and misogyny of his comments about women’s 

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It’s been a big couple of months for advocates of marriage equality – small advances being made in many parts of the world but with big milestones in the public vote in the Republic of Ireland, and the Supreme Court ruling in the US. It’s a topic that obviously carries a lot of emotions on 

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One of the biggest stories in the world’s media in recent weeks has been the release of the Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner (the former-Olympian previously known as Bruce Jenner). Caitlyn is an example of someone with gender dysphoria – where a person’s biological sex doesn’t match with their gender identity. Understandably, this mismatch between 

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In a world where most western countries are celebrating and championing diversity, it seems slightly incongruous that professional sport (and football in particular) seems to be almost devoid of gay men. There is some debate on the statistics of what proportion of men are gay – trailblazers such as Freud and Kinsey were probably overstating 

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