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Footballer Guilty of Anti-Gay Gesture in England

Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
A British court has found Turkey striker Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn.

Major League Soccer OKs Gay Player Protections

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment as a result of meetings with New York’s attorney general.

English Gay Footballer Slams FIFA on Russia, Qatar

Monday Feb 10, 2014
A leading figure within the English Football Association says she won’t go to the World Cups in Qatar and Russia because of their anti-gay laws.

UK Soccer Clubs Join Move to End Anti-Gay Discrimination

Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
Manchester United and Chelsea have joined a national campaign to combat anti-gay discrimination in football that aims to win the support of at least half of England’s professional clubs.

Hitzlsperger Hopes to Make Coming Out Easier

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.

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.