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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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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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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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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It was interesting to read the results of the latest government survey of sport participation in the UK. The numbers aren’t good – in the last six months over 200,000 people have stopped regularly taking part in sport or exercise of some kind. From a government perspective there’s obviously a bottom-line impact with results like 

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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 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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