Am I the only one who sees the profitable side of coming out? Let's say you're a tennis player who's barely ranked in the top 100, or some football player who's not the star of the team but only a member of it. You'd be in the limelight and maybe have access to signing contracts you couldn't dream of having if you were just one of the bunch.
I think that is possible but there are still way too many ill feelings about homosexuality for major companies to get behind a gay male athlete. I don't think its right just a reality. Endorsement deals would require a really accomplished athlete or a hell of an Agent IMO for an openly gay athlete.