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 can stay really tight, I promise.” 

December 18 2017 4:19 PM

U.K. and Europe swamp U.S. in accepting queer athletes

December 14 2017 10:51 AM

The game will take place in Mexico, where soccer fans regularly chant "puto" at opposing teams.

November 17 2017 5:09 PM

What about a promise to change? 

November 01 2017 12:48 PM

The protesters may have been linked to a far-right Georgian group. 

November 01 2017 12:09 PM

The city beat out competitors Guadalajara and Washington D.C.

October 30 2017 6:05 PM