POLL: Why Do Most Gay Male Olympians Stay Closeted?

By: Daniel Villarreal
8.1.2012

Find out how readers feel about outing closeted people here.

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham and equestrian competitors Edward Gal and Carl Hester are the only openly gay male Olympians in the 2012 games. All the other LGBT athletes are female.

What. The. Heck?

Don't get us wrong. We're super excited about keeping an eye on lesbian Olympic accomplishments, but what could possibly be keeping these gay male competitors in the closet, or, err... locker?

We've included ten possible reasons in our poll below, but perhaps you can comment on some additional reasons below. Consider it a competition—best comments gets a gold medal!

Let the gaymes begin!

 

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