How Many Of These Pro Athletes Are Gay?

There are no openly gay players in the NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS, or NHL, even though statistics say 1-in-10 men are gay. Here’s what happens when you apply those statistics. posted on

1. Statistics suggest that one player in this huddle is gay.

2. Statistics suggest that one player in this lineup is gay.

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3. Statistics suggest that one participant in this hockey fight is gay.

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4. Statistics suggest that one of these celebrating soccer players is gay.

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5. Statistics suggest that one of these lacrosse players is gay.

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6. Statistics suggest that two of these drivers are gay.

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7. Statistics suggest that two players celebrating this home run are gay.

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Inspired by this graphic in Philadelphia Magazine.

One of our readers pointed it out yesterday. The article is about being gay in professional sports, and can be read here.

We used the Kinsey Institute’s numbers for the 1-in-10 prevalence of homosexuality in the adult male population.

Keep in mind: there isn’t a single openly gay player in the NBA, NHL, NFL, or MLB, though some have come out after their playing career.

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