“...why it took until 2013 for the first active gay athlete to announce himself in a team sport.”
Here’s one: explain to me why I should give a rat’s *ss.
You know, most of us, in fact, almost all of us, wish to keep our bedroom activities to ourselves. This bunch of homo saps relish in the exhibition of their deviant mores perhaps to gain some sort of approval. None coming from here. Keep your sexual identity to yourself and you will get no grief from me. Do otherwise, and expect public distain.