Emile Griffith


Legendary boxer Emile will always be remembered for not only being a champion in two different weight divisions but also for his sexuality.

The openly gay fighter met Benny Paret in 1962 and during the weigh-in was teased by his opponent over his sexuality.

Griffith responded by knocking out Paret so badly that unfortunately caused his early death.

John Amaechi


British NBA star announced his sexuality days after retiring from the sport.

Now working as a broadcaster in the US, Amaechi helped promote the sport in UK.