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Out in Sports: Athletes Come Out for Equality

LGBTQ visibility has increased in sports thanks in large part to athletes, coaches and staff who have come out over the last several years. This summer, at least 42 openly lesbian, gay and bisexual participants competed at the Rio Olympics in Brazil - setting a record for the number of out athletes at the world’s premier sporting event. At least a dozen out athletes also competed in the Paralympics in Rio.
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