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Major League Soccer OKs Gay Player Protections

Mar 13
Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment as a result of meetings with New York’s attorney general.

English Gay Footballer Slams FIFA on Russia, Qatar

Feb 10
A leading figure within the English Football Association says she won’t go to the World Cups in Qatar and Russia because of their anti-gay laws.

UK Soccer Clubs Join Move to End Anti-Gay Discrimination

Feb 5
Manchester United and Chelsea have joined a national campaign to combat anti-gay discrimination in football that aims to win the support of at least half of England’s professional clubs.

Hitzlsperger Hopes to Make Coming Out Easier

By Ciaran Fahey | Jan 9
Encouraged by others who have come out as gay, retired soccer player Thomas Hitzlsperger is hoping going public will help make it easier for other sporting stars to do the same.

Retired World Cup Soccer Player Comes Out

By Ciaran Fahey | Jan 8
A former World Cup player from Germany became the biggest name in soccer to come out as gay, saying he wants to break down the stigma of homosexuality in sports.

Moscow Soccer Club Involved in Racism Controversy

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Oct 24
With Russia preparing to host two of the biggest sporting events in the world, a professional soccer team from Moscow has been involved in a racism controversy that has led to calls for tougher action.

Soccer Star Wambach: Marriage Not About Politics

By Jim Vertuno | Oct 18
For Abby Wambach, marrying partner and professional teammate Sarah Huffman was purely a statement of love, not politics.

Soccer Champ Comes Out, Marries Girlfriend

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 14
Soccer Olympic athlete Abby Wambach, who has not publicly come out before, announced that she has married her girlfriend, soccer player Sarah Huffman in Hawaii on Oct.5.

Openly Gay Soccer Player Rogers to Write Memoir

Oct 10
Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league, has a memoir scheduled to be published next year.

Cheeky Fun Or ’Sexualized Innuendo?’

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 19
A British LGBT rights group is criticizing a campaign that aims to eliminate homophobia from sports, which is spearheaded by a straight soccer star, because the group’s officials say the campaign’s name is "sexualized innuendo."

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