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Robbie Rogers Says 'No Way' to FIFA for Anti-Gay World Cup

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Dec 20, 2014
LA Galaxy star and unrepentant hunk Robbie Rogers blasted FIFA for on Thursday for their decision to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the virulently anti-gay countries of Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Coming Out To Play

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Dec 16, 2014
Coming Out memoir of soccer star Robbie Rogers

Olympic Rower Robbie Manson Comes Out

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Nov 5, 2014
New Zealand hunk Robbie Manson, an Olympic rower, came out publicly as gay, after coming out to friends and teammates two years ago.

Strongman Rob Kearney Comes Out as Gay

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Nov 3, 2014
The world's second strongest man showed a different kind of strength on October 20, when he came out as gay on Facebook, and the sports world is heralding this champion.

Hunky Gay Diver Says Footballers Should Come Out

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Oct 11, 2014
Tom Daley, the hunky gay Olympic diver who is hugged up with Dustin Lance Black, encouraged gay footballers (or is that soccer players?) to come out, saying they would be surprised by the support they would receive.

Sports Announcer Charges Out of the Closet

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Mark McAdams has been an announcer for the UK channel Sky Sports for the better part of a decade. And, he's revealed in a recent interview, he's gay -- and always has been.

Sam's 2nd Chance Comes on Cowboy's Practice Squad

By Schuyler Dixon | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league's first openly gay player will be added to the practice roster.

Sam Clears Waivers, Meets with Fisher

By R. B. Fallstrom | Sunday Aug 31, 2014
Michael Sam wasn't a good fit for the St. Louis Rams, but coach Jeff Fisher said there were no regrets, and no issues with him being the gay.

NBA Ref Violet Palmer to Marry Long Time Partner

Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.

Ex-Football Player Comes Under Fire for Gay Conversion Therapy Tweets

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Supporters of New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy are up in arms over anti-gay comments made by newly installed Giants Director of Player Development David Tyree.

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