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Robbie Rogers, Tom Daley, Michael Sam, Gareth Thomas — these athletes are paving new ground in the world of sports as openly gay, out-and-proud players. At both the collegiate and professional level, sports have historically been the last frontier for LGBT acceptance, and homophobia still runs rampant in locker rooms and on playing fields across the United States and Europe. Gay athletes and anti-bullying activists like Ben Cohen, former pro English rugby player, are fighting to change the game and create more inclusive spaces for LGBT players everywhere. Follow Out for all the latest on gay sports.

The athlete tells us about his journey in a video with VICE Sports.

September 27 2016 5:01 PM

"It's infuriating that people think the word 'gay' is a joke or an insult towards my efforts."

September 15 2016 4:03 PM

North Carolina’s controversial anti-trans law has been driving significant sports leagues out of the state.

September 15 2016 12:02 PM

Jesus Tomillero, who left his post in May after homophobic abuse at games, fears for his life after refereeing a match this weekend.

September 14 2016 12:17 PM

The college sports organization said that the law, which is widely believed to encourage discrimination against transgender people, goes against “long-standing core values of inclusion” and “student-athlete wellbeing.”

September 13 2016 11:18 AM

The soccer star's new memoir titled Forward recounts the highs and lows of her athletic career, including overcoming addictions to alcohol and prescription drugs.

September 12 2016 3:07 PM
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