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The primary figure earning this attention was Martina Navratilovawho served as tabloid fodder for years as she denied being lesbian, admitted to being bisexual, had very public relationships with Rita Mae Brown and Judy Nelsonand acquired as much press about her sexuality as she did her athletic achievements.
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