Famous Lesbian Athletes

Sarah Vaillancourt

Originally from Quebec, the Canadian hockey champ decided to stop hiding her sexual orientation while still a freshman at Harvard University. “If they weren’t going to accept me on the team,” she told The Seattle Times, “I wasn’t going to stay.”
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Abby Wambach

“I came from a fairly conservative [upbringing]. I know my mom loves me – I know my family loves me. But sometimes for really deep-feeling people, it’s hard to actually feel that. Being gay and then having some of these demons that I felt I had to numb away – and some of the pain that I had throughout my career – it was part of who I am. Being inside my own skin and being scared and being in pain? I just really wanted to feel love.”