Here are the 30 coming-out-in-sports stories featured on Outsports since last National Coming Out Day, with links (just click on the name) so that you can read more about each athlete. Think of this the next time someone tries to argue that gays and sports don't mix.
Sexism and homophobia operate co-dependently. With no part of our culture exemplifying this pathological relationship better than sports, it becomes clear that tackling homophobia in sports requires a simultaneous, equally vigorous effort to tackle sexism in sports.
What Cruz did is awesome, and he will be a role model; every athlete who comes out is. But this doesn't mean we will see a parade of fighters (or other athletes) coming out. It doesn't work that way. For anyone, coming out is an intensely personal decision.