Ari-Pekka Liukkonen is now the first openly gay Finnish athlete to come out during his active career.
A place kicker at Willamette University in Oregon, Conner Mertens publicly came out as bisexual. He began his coming out journey by sharing about being bisexual with the head coach of his football team.
In a recent interview for the Rheinische Post newspaper, Hendricks said that she would be spending New Year's Eve with her life partner.
Two cases surfaced this week revealing proof of a shift in attitudes toward LGBT individuals in the world of sports. Rutgers Athletic Director, Julie Hermann, openly revealed she was gay in her biography on Rutgers' official website. Meanwhile, the basketball coach of Saunders High School in Yonkers, New York, came out to his players and the nation by telling his inspirational testimony of coming out.
Two years ago, Todd Clayton told his dad, who is an evangelical pastor, that he is gay. This is his story.
Pride for Hannah has always meant being as out as possible. But she comes to the LGBT community tangentially, so being out to her has meant outing others.
Former (and maybe future?) U.S. Men's National Team soccer player Robbie Rogers has come out as gay.