The world of pro sports is notoriously unwelcoming to out athletes, one of the last bastions of homophobia.
From hate-filled fans to teammates who won’t share the showers to bigoted sportscasters, the toxic environment can ruin a career or even end a life.
But at the vanguard of a move to change that is a small band of straight sports stars who have stood up for fairness and tolerance,
shoulder-to-shoulder with their LGBT peers. Here, we salute them.
UK Rugby player Ben Cohen
Former National Football League Star Michael Irvin
Former College Wrestler Hudson Taylor
Hudson & Cohen
Major U.S. League Soccer Star Mike Chabala
Australian Rugby Star Nick Youngquest
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