The Out Year in Sports So Far Is Truly Inspiring

A closeted soccer player in Germany made headlines when he wrote an anonymous column about why he's afraid to come out publicly. But others this year have boldly stood up, with the latest a boxing star.

BY Lucas Grindley

October 04 2012 3:57 PM ET

Guard Seimone Augustus celebrates a gold medal win during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

 

Seimone Augustus
The Minnesota Lynx basketball star announced in an interview in May with The Advocate that she is getting married to a woman. The ceremony is planned for summer 2013. Augustus said that's what encouraged her to come out publicly as a lesbian.

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