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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What makes a great gay sportsman? It’s not just about their performance – it has to be more than that, the impact they have made, whether they have been a role-model, or made a difference in some way. It may be a bit of a subjective topic, but it’s an interesting discussion point when you 

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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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The end of June is always a busy time for gay pride parades. Amidst all the glitter and glamorous floats it’s easy to forget that gay pride events started out as protest marches – small groups of brave people fighting for equality and an end to criminalisation and discrimination. It was on Saturday 28th June in 

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With the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 coming to a close in Canada, the consensus seems to be that this has been a good tournament. However one of the things that has struck me about this Women’s World Cup has been that this has probably been the world’s biggest sporting event where lesbian and bisexual 

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In 2012 the UK’s Football Association launched a plan to make football more inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people. The plan included a range of initiatives to tackle homophobia and encourage people to enjoy and be involved in football regardless of their sexuality. With no openly gay footballers currently in the top divisions 

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