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Hitzlsperger Hopes to Make Coming Out Easier

NATIONAL | 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

INTERNATIONAL | 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

INTERNATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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

CULTURE | 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?’

NATIONAL | 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."

British Soccer Star Aims to End Homophobe in Sports

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 17
British Soccer star Joey Barton is urging other soccer players and fans to join a colorful campaign that aims to end homophobia in soccer.

FIFA Asks WCup Host Russia to Explain Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 13
FIFA says it has asked 2018 World Cup host Russia for "clarification and more details" about a new anti-gay law.

Calif. Soccer Player Apologizes For Using Anti-Gay Slur

NATIONAL | By Anne M. Peterson | Apr 16
San Jose Earthquakes Alan Gordon apologized for directing an anti-gay slur towards another player.

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