There has never been anyone who has been publicly out as gay or bisexual while playing in the National Football League NFL. Louis Rams in the NFL Draft , and thus became the first publicly gay player drafted in the league, but was released before the start of the regular season. He became the first publicly gay player to play in the Canadian Football League in August In college football , Division III player Conner Mertens came out as bisexual in January , becoming the first active college football player at any level to publicly come out as bisexual.
Football Players with Last Names Starting with G
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Homosexuality in English football
Homosexuality in English football has been described as a taboo subject by both players and the media. Some, such as Peter Clayton, who chairs the FA's "Homophobia in Football" working group, have argued that clubs prevent players from " coming out " as footballers have an increasing commercial market value which may be damaged. Homosexuality in England and Wales but not Scotland or Northern Ireland was decriminalised in , leading to more liberal public attitudes. While many openly gay politicians and entertainers have remained elected and popular with little comment on their sexuality, football has not experienced the same degree of openness. In a survey, most fans said they would like to see homophobia taken out of football, that the FA were not doing enough to tackle the issue and that they would be comfortable to see a player on their team come out of the closet.
A study of former high-school American Football players has found that more than a third said they had had sexual relations with other men. In his study of homosexuality among sportsmen in the US, sociologist Dr Eric Anderson found that 19 in a sample of 47 had taken part in acts intended to sexually arouse other men, ranging from kissing to mutual masturbation and oral sex. They were at various universities from the American south, Mid-West, west and north west.