Today, Oct. It's a perfect time to remind everyone that gay and lesbian athletes are part of the community of people making their voices heard and being proud. The perception is that few athletes are out, and that this owes to the fact that no active player is out in professional male team sports in North America, to which so much attention is paid. But in reviewing the Outsports archives since last Coming Out Day, I have found 30 male and female athletes who have come out or were previously out and decided to tell their story publicly.
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The following is a list of video games with gay , lesbian , bisexual , or transgender characters, including any others falling under the LGBT umbrella term. During the s, characters that can be argued as identifying as LGBT were rarely shown in a realistic or non-stereotypical context and were often the objects of ridicule or jokes. However, more efforts were found to make more diverse and less one-dimensional characters. And of those, only eight feature a main character who is explicitly pre-written as queer as opposed to them being queer as a character creation option.
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender LGBT are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.