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Cheeky Fun Or ’Sexualized Innuendo?’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 19, 2013
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

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
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

Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
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

By Anne M. Peterson | Tuesday Apr 16, 2013
San Jose Earthquakes Alan Gordon apologized for directing an anti-gay slur towards another player.

Seattle Soccer Player Talks About Suspension For Anti-Gay Slur

By Tim Booth | Wednesday Feb 27, 2013
Seattle Sounders defender Marc Burch said Tuesday the suspension he received for using a homophobic slur during a playoff game last season needed to be harsh and was deserved.

Pro Soccer Star Comes Out - Then Retires

By Steve Weinstein | Tuesday Feb 19, 2013
Robbie Rogers, an American pro soccer player in the U.S. and the U.K., came out but said he would stop playing.

Swiss Luxury Fashion House Dresses Football Club

Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
The luxury fashion house, Philipp Plein, has been chosen to dress the US-owned football club, AS Roma. Philipp Plein symbolizes an unconventional, virile, and passionate vision of luxury, with strictly Italian-made craftsmanship.

Entire Swedish Soccer Team Banned for Using Anti-Gay Slurs

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Dec 7, 2012
An entire Swedish soccer team has been suspend after athletes hurled anti-gay slurs at rivals during a match earlier this year.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Urges Gay Soccer Player To Come Out

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 19, 2012
After an anonymous German professional soccer player told a magazine he was gay, the country’s chancellor is urging him to come out by saying, "You need not fear."

Olympic U.S. Women’s Soccer Player: Coming Out is ’A Weight Off My Shoulders’

Thursday Aug 9, 2012
Olympic U.S. women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe tells the Associated Press that coming out is "like a weight off my shoulders."