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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.

"I’m gay, and that’s a story still being written."

June 14 2021 2:04 PM

The Ottawa Redblacks suspended Chris Larsen after he was identified in an attack that left a gay man with serious injuries.

June 14 2021 11:21 AM

Wolfe would be the first out transgender athlete to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team after a strong performance at the UCI Urban World Championships.

June 10 2021 2:13 PM

Some homophobic fans also tossed objects onto the field, striking at least two players in the head.

June 08 2021 10:47 AM

"I’ve never worn a hat like that before, so that was cool."

June 07 2021 11:21 AM

The Sunshine State is the latest of many to enact legislation barring trans girls and women from participating in girls' public school sports teams.

June 02 2021 12:15 PM

"My biggest medal is waiting for me at home," he said.

May 19 2021 11:34 AM
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