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Coming out: still a hurdle too high for many gay sports stars?

Coming out: still a hurdle too high for many gay sports stars?

U.S. Olympian Adam Rippon is known for his gravity-defying moves on ice, but he also took a chance when he chose to come out publicly as gay. The figure skater said he understood why many sports stars will stay in the closet on National Coming Out Day on Thursday. “I thought it could be a […]

German Footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger Comes Out as Gay

German Footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger Comes Out as Gay

The German professional footballer, Thomas Hitzlsperger, has revealed he is gay in an interview with Die Zeit newspaper published today. The 31-year-old former Aston Villa midfielder, who won 52 caps for Germany as well as having West Ham and Everton on his CV, is now the most prominent footballer to come out as gay, saying that it […]