how many of you were athletes in college or high school and were out to your team?

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    Sep 16, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    how did they handle it?
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    Sep 16, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    Well in high school I was never completely out to my team but I am pretty sure everyone knew because I had a friend who told everyone behind my back aha...but I was friends wit everyone on my team and they never seemed like they hated or were judging me.

    But I run track in college and everyone on my team knows as well as the whole athletic department and everyone is cool with it. College is more accepting then high school because people dt really care...but if you are looking for a relationship withht someone on a sports team with you it's rough to find anoer gay person haha college is very straight...well sports are

    What sport you compete in?
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    Sep 16, 2011 4:40 PM GMT
    I was a cheerleader at Florida State in the early 90's
    (now I know some of you do not consider it a sport, just try it, you will not last)
    I came out/ got outed my last year(94), and it was really not a big deal, but I was a cheerleader. Most people have a preception of male cheerleaders as gay. That said it caused me to meet the other gay athletes (and one coach)within the athletic department. It also helped that I was very close the the president and I was in student goverment.

    It was along time ago.....there are many more out gay athletes
    Meanwhile cheerleading has gotten very straight among the guys.
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    Sep 16, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    im an athlete now in college and i was in high school too. i'm not out to anyone on the team but i do have a crush on one of the guys lol icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 16, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    I was out to the guys on my baseball team and lacrosse team,some guys hated me,I got in plenty of fights.I also got to screw around with some really hot,"sexually curious" guys that were afraid to come out themselves. Being the token fag on the team I had more friends than enemies.
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    Sep 16, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    I was on the soccer team in high school, but I wasn't "out," because I didn't turn queer until college.
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    Sep 16, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    I was a wrestler and no I wasn't out (and I didn't even know I liked men). I was curious, however, why other wrestlers frequently sprang huge boners during grappling practice.