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No doubt you know the words to “Go! You Packers! Go” and the name of that guy who wears No. 12 — maybe you know his career passing yards.
And probably you know which Major League Baseball team is No. 1 in the National League’s Central Division and how many games are left until the All-Stars head for Minneapolis.
But how do you score on WiG’s LGBTQuiz?
1. True or False: Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, recently signed a $2.65 million contract with the Chicago Bears.
2. Which basketball player came out in a cover story in Sports Illustrated?
3. She’s won 39 Grand Slam titles and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her name is …
4. He is the only male and the second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic Games.
5. This gay baseball player, who died of AIDS in 1995, is credited with inventing the high five when he played for the Dodgers.
6. Her Twitter bio says, “Used to play tennis, now just talk about it on tennis channel. like to talk politics, though some would rather I stick to tennis :). No chance!!!”
7. She had to go to court to play and, after transitioning, she competed in the U.S. Open.
8. He played. He retired. He came out. Then he returned to the soccer field.
P.S. Yes, we’re aware this would be more difficult without the photographs…
Answers: 1. False, he signed with the St. Louis Rams. 2. Jason Collins, who played with the Nets in 2014. 3. Tennis legend Billie Jean King. 4. Greg Louganis. 5. Glenn Burke. 6. Martina Navratilova, considered by many in the sport to be the greatest
female tennis player. 7. Tennis player Renee Richards. Paired with Betty and Stuart, Richards lost in doubles at the open to Navratilova and Betty Stove. 8. Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay man to join Major League Soccer.