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Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers talks coming out, homophobia, and sports on MrPorter.com
Jacket by Jil Sander. Trousers by Wooyoungmi. Shoes by Lanvin.
Photography by Kurt Iswarienko. Styling by Dan May.
“I did it in a selfish way, not to help anyone else or to create a movement in football, but just to get everything out of me and start my life on a fresh page.”
Shirt by Balenciaga
"I didn’t realize how big of a deal it was going to be. I didn’t have any idea that it would reach people around the world or the impact it would have.”
Leather jacket and shirt by Alexander Wang. Trousers by Wooyoungmi.
“Sometimes I’ll be in stadiums and hear a [homophobic] comment from one person, who’ll then hide. That’s inevitable. It’s going to happen in every country.”
Shirt by Alexander Wang.
“I wish I could remember that feeling and just hold it with me always. It was the first time in my life I felt totally free.”
T-Shirt by Lanvin. Trousers by Undercover. Shoes by Adieu.
“To look at the bigger picture, eventually we won’t have to talk about it because it will be accepted. That has to be the ideal: that it’s no longer an issue at all.”
Shirt by Paul Smith.