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“I Have A Girlfriend And Don’t Want To Lose My Friends” And Other Confessions From Gay Athletes

by Dan Tracer May 22, 2016


What’s it like to be gay in sports? Well, better than it used to be — that’s for sure.

Related: Jason Collins Is Standing On The Shoulders Of 8 Out Pro Team Sports Athletes

Related: Two Gay Teen Athletes Share High School Prom Pics, Melt Hearts

But “better” doesn’t necessarily mean “good.”

Below, hear from more guys on Whisper who are dealing with being gay in the still largely homophobic arena that is team sports:




I came out to a couple of the guys on my basketball team and now they

I play football and I

I just joined my college wrestling team. I keep thinking that the other guys know I


I play college football and my biggest fear is someone finding out I

My football coach said he didn

I play college football and I

It sucks being a gay athlete because you can

I play rugby and am quite masculine but I

I hate my hockey team because they use "gay" as an insult. They don





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