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Two-time Olympic champion Kerron Clement recently came out

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15/10/19 | StarsInsider

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Kerron Clement, who is known for competing for the United States in the 400 m hurdles and 4×400 m relay events at the Olympics and World Championships, came out as gay on National Coming Out Day.

It's a courageous move, because while sports continue to monopolize the world, the world of sports remains quite outdated in its treatment of LGBTQ athletes. It's no surprise then that very few athletes in top leagues choose to come out while playing. Of course, there are pioneers who came out long before we were even having these conversations, like tennis legends Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova. And to be clear: those who chose to come out after their careers ended are certainly trailblazers as well.

To discover more athletes like Kerron Clement, of times past and present, click through the following gallery.

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