The Olympian was dropped from South Africa's It Gets Better campaign after being charged with killing his girlfriend.
American soccer player Robbie Rogers made two major announcements a month after being released from Leeds United in the U.K.
The baseball player refutes rumors from the 2000s.
Two years after being fined for using an antigay slur on the court, Bryant reminds fans of the power of words.
The Winter Olympics are in Russia in 2014. Already, the country's antigay climate is setting up a collision with activists.