Topics :: soccer
By Ciaran Fahey | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
By Anne M. Peterson | Tuesday Apr 16, 2013
San Jose Earthquakes Alan Gordon apologized for directing an anti-gay slur towards another player.