These 5 women came out long before Jason Collins

In light of Jason Collins becoming the first athlete in any of the four major male professional American sports leagues to come out as LGBTQ+, I highlighted five professional athletes—Brittney Griner, Megan Rapinoe, Fallon Fox, Vicky Galindo, and Liz Carmouche—who came out as lesbian, bisexual, or transgender before Collins.

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