Due to a knee injury, she had to end her volleyball career and shift to a less strenuous field.
At age 46, De Buono has been in sports, film, TV and, most recently, she’s a radio talk show host.
She’s also one of the most fervent LGBT activists around who has spoken up about lesbian issues at rallies and events, particularly marriage equality.
AE: So when you came out in college, did you come out to your parents? My parents are divorced, and my dad basically said he knew when I was a teenager that I was gay.
But I basically forced her to accept it, and eventually she did.
Born on March 20, 1970 in Yonkers, New York, Cathy De Buono first came into the limelight as a volleyball player who won two gold medals during the United States Olympic Festival in 19.