Martina Navratilova (tennis) - The Czech-born nine-time Wimbledon champion came out publicly as gay in 1981, a short time after she was granted US citizenship. ‘Prior to being a [US] citizen, I couldn't speak my mind about being gay,’ she said.
‘But since then I have pretty much said what I think, which has cost me dearly in endorsements.’Donal Og Cusack (hurling) - The much-decorated Irish star is one of the leading lights of the fast-paced Gaelic game, and became the first elite Irish sportsman to reveal he was gay in his autobiography, 'Come What May', released last year.
It's time to discover myself away from football.’ Four months after his announcement Rogers resumed his playing career by signing for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Tom Daley (diving) - Daley, who won bronze in the men's 10 metre platform competition at the London 2012 Olympics, revealed in December 2013 that he was in a relationship with a man.
He wrote on his blog that he had been afraid of revealing his sexuality, adding: ‘Now is my time to step away.I remember before his first World Cup, he was going to win 1-meter, I thought there was no way – it was my third World Cup and I was still trying to get on the podium.In 1989, he swept the Big Ten college titles in the one-meter, three-meter and platform competitions, then went on to win the first of his back-to-back one-meter national championships in 1989.After admitting he was gay, Fashanu struggled to reignite an already stuttering career, and retired in 1997, blaming his downfall on prejudice in the English game. Greg Louganis (diving) - The American won a silver medal at the 1976 Olympic Games and followed that with a brace of golds in 19.Louganis' autobiography, which spent five weeks at number one on the New York Times best-seller list on its release in 1995, detailed his rise to global prominence and subsequent decision to come out as a homosexual living with HIV.Huomautus-sarakkeeseen on merkitty, jos henkilö on kertonut tai hänen on kerrottu olevansa nimenomaan homo- tai biseksuaali.