Sheryl Swoopes

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In October of 2005, three-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA basketball superstar Sheryl Swoopes went public with a secret she struggled with for years. The 34-year-old mom revealed that she is gay. "I just feel like I've been living a lie for at least 7 years and have not been able to be who I am," said Swoopes. "I haven't been happy and just feel like I've been sacrificing that part of my life."
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FROM: Women Who Are Living a Lieā€”Could It Be You?
Published on April 18, 2006

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