LGBT in SportsCheck out the biographies of six LGBTQ star athletes who have made, or are making, history in sports which are relatively low profile (in terms of public exposure).  These sports include skateboarding, lacrosse, bowling, snowboarding, mountain biking, and volleyball.

Each athlete has made a remarkable and historical contribution to both their sports and the LGBTQ community.  They each have fascinating stories that should be better known.  Simply click on their names to access their biographies, including video links where they discuss their background as LGBTQ:

Elissa Steamer, United States – first professional woman skateboarder

Andrew Goldstein, United States – first openly gay professional lacrosse player.  Inaugural member, Lesbian & Gay Sports Hall of Fame.

Belle Brockhoff, Australia – Top 10 ranked snowboarder in the world, and public activist for LGBTQ rights in Sochi Olympics

Michelle Dumaresq, Canada – first transgender downhill mountain biker, forced the cycling governing body to change its rules regarding participation in the sport

Michael dos Santos, Brazil – first professional volleyball player

Scott Norton, United States – first openly gay professional bowler and PBA Champion (2012, 2013), having the first same-sex kiss broadcast on television sports network ESPN.