Sports and same sex relations

Sprinter Dutee Chand’s revelation about her same sex relationship might be quite embarrassing for some, including her own family. Dutee Chand is not the one sportsperson who has same sex relationship.

Here we look at some of the same sex relationship in sports


Dutee Chand: In her revelation, she said that she was in love with a girl in her village. After she made it loud, she has now come up with the staunch decision to get married to her long time friend. Though her family were against her relationship, she had strongly said that it was her choice.

Martina Navaratilova and Julia Lemigova: Tennis legend Navaratilova’s same sex relationship is well known. In 1981, she had revealed that she was bisexual. She had revealed that she was in relation with Rita Mae Brown. Again it is a known fact the she was in a relation with Judy Nelson.  And her latest love is with lemigova and these two are married now.

Orlndo Cruz and Jose Manuel Colon: Boxer Cruz in 2012 had revealed that he was a gay. He is married to his long time friend and partner Colon. Cruz is also known for his active participation in the gay movement.

Jessica Jonassen Sarah Wearn: Australian woman cricketer had never hid her love for her same sex Wearn. It was in 2018 that Jonassen proposed to Wearn and they now stay together.

Megan Schutt and Jess Holyoake: Schutt, Australian woman cricketer, also had no shame in hiding her love for Holyoake. They now stay together in Australia where same sex marriage has been legalised.

Gareth Thomas and Ian Baum: Thomas was the first player in ruby to declare that he was a gay. He is having a living in relationship with business man Baum.

Caster Semenya and Violet Raseboya: Caster, who is an Olympian gold medallist, is married to Violet for a long time.

Steven Davis: The first cricketer to proclaim in the open that he was a gay.


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