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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.

Sophomore Rocco Carley has since apologized for the audio recording where he used a Southern drawl to make remarks which have been described as racist and Islamophobic.

June 05 2020 6:13 PM

"Exposing oneself serves the cause," he said in an interview.

May 29 2020 10:13 AM

Rachael Rapinoe had just ended a same-sex relationship when Megan spilled the beans to their mother. It's all good now, though.

May 28 2020 1:38 PM

Benjamin Fredell, who came out publicly today, says rampant homophobia in sports made him walk away from a promising career as a pro hockey player. 

May 19 2020 1:47 PM

The two-time Swiss Cup winner decided the time was right.

May 05 2020 10:11 AM

Brock Weston heard the whispers and decided it was time to be himself.

April 21 2020 10:25 AM

After being called a slur, Henry Bethell delivered what's become known as the "punch heard round the world."

April 17 2020 10:59 AM