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Retired World Cup Soccer Player Comes Out

By Ciaran Fahey | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
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 | Thursday Oct 24, 2013
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 | Friday Oct 18, 2013
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 | Monday Oct 14, 2013
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

Thursday Oct 10, 2013
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 | 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.