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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 had wanted to come out sooner

January 04 2021 10:45 AM

“I’ve NEVER experienced anything like this," said women’s basketball assistant coach Shimmy Gray-Miller. 

2:48 PM

Again, the NBA legend shows the world how to be an affirming parent.

1:50 PM

The two softball players may be engaged off the field, but the friendship stops when the game begins.

December 18 2020 1:20 PM

The athlete is now the first male World Cup alpine skier in the world to publicly come out as gay, but the journey was no picnic. 

December 13 2020 8:00 AM

The Protect Women’s Sports Act would bar trans women student athletes from competing according to their true genders.

December 11 2020 12:34 PM

The election night maestro is now using his big board to analyze the tightening NFL playoff race.

December 07 2020 10:20 AM
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