The survey released last week found that 73 percent of Americans support teams signing gay or lesbian players , with a larger share strongly supportive 26 percent than opposed at all 19 percent. Gay athletes received support from all political groups, with 66 percent of Republicans, 75 percent of independents, and 79 percent of Democrats supportive of teams signing gay players. A pre-World Cup poll of soccer fans worldwide found that majorities in Europe and North America would support openly gay players on their national teams, though the United States, at 52 percent, registered one of the smallest of the majorities. While support among fans is high, the presence of openly gay athletes remains small. There are still issues for the professional leagues to work out in order to welcome more openly gay players and fans among their ranks, and responses to the poll indicate that Americans are perhaps aware of that. Despite the large amount of public support most prominent gay athletes have often received from teammates and fans, the poll found that 56 percent of Americans believe that gay, lesbian, and bisexual players face significant discrimination in the sports world.
Homosexuality in American football
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By Mark W. And at the mountaintop of her basketball career, her sexuality marred the moment. It was a depressing state in the WNBA. Our value is diminished. It can be quite hard. It was a conformist type of place.
List of LGBT sportspeople
This is a list of notable, openly lesbian , gay , bisexual , pansexual , and transgender sportspeople. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This list could be expanded with people from: Category:Bisexual sportspeople , Category:Gay sportsmen , Category:Lesbian sportswomen and Category:Transgender and transsexual sportspeople. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.
None of these athletes are confirmed to be gay or anything like that. The purpose of this list is to go a bit more in depth about some of the rumors that are surrounding these players, not to convince the reader that these athletes are gay. Or, and not to quote Seinfeld, that there would be anything wrong with that.