There was a summer tv show about a ballet company, and only one person was gay. One couple was married, and there was dating and couples.
The work was hard...very physical, and the guys were very buff and handsome. They did not have much time for dating outside the company because it takes so much time and work. lots of dedication.
As for my family, I am short, and DH is not tall. We put the kids in gymnastics, knowing that football was not likely an option, even in this big football state.
DS changed to karate a few years later, and one of the higher skills is to do a cartwheel over to your weapon. He is good at that!
He is now a black belt and gives some credit to his early training in gymnastics, another sport that could be considered effeminate.
I like the asking the questioners directly, "so, what studies are you quoting that a sport can direct your sexuality? Oh, you do not have any? then please leave me and my son alone."
And yes, a football player did win Dancing With the Stars a few years ago, something about green shoes?
I wish DH would dance. And you know, way back when, dancing was considered vertical foreplay.