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150 athletes have come out since last year

Out baseball player Ryan Jordan Santana.

This past Wednesday was National Coming Out Day. The sports world may be one of the hardest places to announce who you really are.

OutSports celebrated the brave men and women athletes who had the courage to come out throughout the year in the YouTube video below.

Ben Stokes suspended for fighting off alleged homophobes

Cricket sportsman Ben Stokes suspended for protecting to gay men from homophobe.

UK sports celebrity Ben Stokes was put on suspension from his cricket team after a video was released of him involved in a brawl outside an English pub this week.

But the fight may have been in response to homophobes engaging in verbal abuse with two gay men according to Piers Morgan.

Target hires out athlete Robbie Rogers for new clothing ad

Robbie Rogers is the new face of Target clothing line.

Retail giant Target is unwavering in its support for the LGBT community. Their new spokesperson for Goodfellow & Co., an exclusive clothing line for the retailer, is out L.A. Galaxy player Robbie Rogers.

Regarding the launch, Rogers recently posted about his new TV spot on Instagram saying followers will get a peek at some of his favorite items in the coming weeks.

Fans escorted from Fenway Park after they display racism banner

Fans at Fenway Park in Boston were escorted out of the stadium after they draped a banner about racism over the left field wall, or “The Green Monster” as it is nicknamed, on Wednesday night.

The Boston Red Sox were hosting Oakland, a game that ended in a 7-3 loss for the home team.

Openly gay Tom Daley takes gold in Budapest

Openly gay diver Tom Daley won the gold medal in Budapest last week

In a tense final dive against Aisen Chen, whom he failed to beat in the Rio 2016 Olympic event, Daley felt the pressure but remained confident.  

Dodgers Pride event breaks records, feature many same-sex kiss cam couples

Considered one of the best sporting Pride Nights, The Dodgers have created a bridge of trust and inclusiveness.

The Los Angeles Dodgers had a massive turnout for their annual Pride event on June 9, selling a total of 6,800 tickets specifically for the event with an additional 1,200 sold to people who went independently but still wanted to take part.   

'Galaxy' star instructs homophobes with some choice words

Dave Bautista gives homophobes instruction on what they can do with their issues.

Much like his character Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, Dave Bautista is outspoken and painfully honest when it comes to his personal life. 

The former WWE star showed support for his mother in a recent Twitter post in which he said: