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11th Feb '18 11:05:33 AM Xtifr
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* During her nomination, [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem Supreme Court]] justice Elena Kagan was accused of being a lesbian because she played softball in her youth and isn't married.
* The multi-talented Babe Didrikson Zaharias (golf, hurdles, high jump, javelin, basketball) was rumoured to be a lesbian.
* LGBT athletes are listed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lesbian,_gay,_bisexual,_and_transgender_sportspeople here]]. Notable ones include Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova.
11th Feb '18 6:39:04 AM WaterBlap
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The Lesbian Jock, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as her name would suggest]], loves sports and also loves the ladies. Usually, this trope either takes the form of lesbian characters playing sports, or other people assuming (correctly or incorrectly) that a female character is a lesbian because she enjoys sports. There seems to be a sliding scale of which sports are acceptable for girls without questioning their femininity and which are not. Performance-based sports like gymnastics, figure skating, diving, and [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders cheerleading]] are all "okay"; most competitive sports like softball, volleyball, track, soccer, tennis, and basketball are 50/50; but "masculine" sports like wrestling, UsefulNotes/{{American football}}, rugby and, strangely enough, golf are almost a sure bet. One common subtrope is the ButchLesbian P.E. teacher.

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The Lesbian Jock, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as her name would suggest]], suggest, loves sports and also loves the ladies. Usually, this trope either takes the form of lesbian characters playing sports, or other people assuming (correctly or incorrectly) that a female character is a lesbian because she enjoys sports. There seems to be a sliding scale of which sports are acceptable for girls without questioning their femininity and which are not. Performance-based sports like gymnastics, figure skating, diving, and [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders cheerleading]] are all "okay"; most competitive sports like softball, volleyball, track, soccer, tennis, and basketball are 50/50; but "masculine" sports like wrestling, UsefulNotes/{{American football}}, rugby and, strangely enough, golf are almost a sure bet. One common subtrope is the ButchLesbian P.E. teacher.
1st Nov '17 2:43:20 PM xcountryguy
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* Used as a running joke in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', where Patches O'Houlihan assumes that Kate is a lesbian because she's good at sports. [[spoiler: Turns out that he's [[BiTheWay half right.]]]]

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* Used as a running joke in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', where Patches O'Houlihan assumes that Kate is a lesbian because she's good at sports. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out that he's [[BiTheWay half right.]]]]



* The ButchLesbian P.E. Teacher subtrope turned up in ''Film/ScaryMovie'', in the form of Miss Mann. [[spoiler: Subverted in that [[UnsettlingGenderReveal she has]] [[FanDisservice a huge and visible pair of balls]].]]

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* The ButchLesbian P.E. Teacher subtrope turned up in ''Film/ScaryMovie'', in the form of Miss Mann. [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted in that [[UnsettlingGenderReveal she has]] [[FanDisservice a huge and visible pair of balls]].]]



* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': There are several hints that an African-American female lacrosse player has a crush on her friend and later the detectives ask her father which would be worse for him, her being a lesbian or a murderer (he doesn't respond [[spoiler: and she's not a murderer. A little overzealous in defending her friend's honor, but not a murderer]]).
* ''Series/HarrysLaw'': An athletic high school student is DrivenToSuicide after another student, a popular blogger, gets the entire school to harass her out of the closet. The blogger's justification is that A) there are gay students who are comfortably out and B) she just didn't think about her victim's feelings or that her family/friends outside school/church might not be as accepting as the school [[spoiler: it works, she's found not guilty of murder]].

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': There are several hints that an African-American female lacrosse player has a crush on her friend and later the detectives ask her father which would be worse for him, her being a lesbian or a murderer (he doesn't respond [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and she's not a murderer. A little overzealous in defending her friend's honor, but not a murderer]]).
* ''Series/HarrysLaw'': An athletic high school student is DrivenToSuicide after another student, a popular blogger, gets the entire school to harass her out of the closet. The blogger's justification is that A) there are gay students who are comfortably out and B) she just didn't think about her victim's feelings or that her family/friends outside school/church might not be as accepting as the school [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it works, she's found not guilty of murder]].



* [[spoiler: Korra]] of ''LegendOfKorra'' is [[BiTheWay bisexual]], not a lesbian, but otherwise fits the trope: she is tough, strong and a former professional athlete.

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* [[spoiler: Korra]] [[spoiler:Korra]] of ''LegendOfKorra'' is [[BiTheWay bisexual]], not a lesbian, but otherwise fits the trope: she is tough, strong and a former professional athlete.
9th Sep '17 3:59:46 PM nombretomado
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* During her nomination, [[AmericanPoliticalSystem Supreme Court]] justice Elena Kagan was accused of being a lesbian because she played softball in her youth and isn't married.

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* During her nomination, [[AmericanPoliticalSystem [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem Supreme Court]] justice Elena Kagan was accused of being a lesbian because she played softball in her youth and isn't married.
20th Aug '17 5:58:51 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* During her nomination, [[AmericanPoliticalSystem Supreme Court]] justice Elena Kagan was accused of being a lesbian [[InsaneTrollLogic because she played softball in her youth and isn't married.]]

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* During her nomination, [[AmericanPoliticalSystem Supreme Court]] justice Elena Kagan was accused of being a lesbian [[InsaneTrollLogic because she played softball in her youth and isn't married.]]
1st May '17 3:10:19 PM Golondrina
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* [[MistakenForGay The assumption is made]] in ''BendItLikeBeckham'' by Jules' mother. The character was originally intended to be gay, but this was subject to ExecutiveMeddling, specifically to avoid seeming to endorse the stereotype that all girls who like sports are gay, though Jules and Jess have so much LesYay between them that it seems like the change was only made after half the shooting had been concluded.

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* [[MistakenForGay The assumption is made]] in ''BendItLikeBeckham'' ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham'' by Jules' mother. The character was originally intended to be gay, but this was subject to ExecutiveMeddling, specifically to avoid seeming to endorse the stereotype that all girls who like sports are gay, though Jules and Jess have so much LesYay between them that it seems like the change was only made after half the shooting had been concluded.
22nd Apr '17 8:26:05 PM nombretomado
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* Reiko Ishida, of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', is a rare example of one of these that does ice skating. Despite the fact that, as noted above, it tends to be seen as "girly", she is masculine enough (and, well, the obvious) to count as being played straight.

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* Reiko Ishida, of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', is a rare example of one of these that does ice skating. Despite the fact that, as noted above, it tends to be seen as "girly", she is masculine enough (and, well, the obvious) to count as being played straight.
7th Apr '17 3:04:06 PM comicwriter
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* Sun Jing from ''WebComic/TheirStory''.

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* Sun Jing from ''WebComic/TheirStory''.''WebComic/TheirStory'' is a lesbian and an extremely gifted basketball player.
5th Apr '17 6:32:26 PM comicwriter
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* Sun Jing from ''WebComic/TheirStory''.
27th Sep '16 8:12:05 PM sanzuwu13
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* As an example of an ''actual'' Lesbian Jock politician, the current leader of the Scottish Conservative Party (yes, their ''Conservative'' party. Scotland is an interesting place), Ruth Davidson, is a lesbian, and one of her hobbies is kickboxing.
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