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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.

Martin Stark is the self-proclaimed "gay boxing champion" and he's creating a boxing organization and championship for like-minded fighting queers.

August 17 2020 1:26 PM

“How Many More” was also emblazoned on the back of the Portland Trailblazer’s jersey as part of league's new social justice messaging efforts.

August 06 2020 12:16 PM

The trampoline athlete is not backing down now.

July 28 2020 10:37 AM

“For me, it was just a motivation to prove them wrong and get selected for Team [Great Britain] and be away for weeks from school and then come back and show them my medals,”

July 24 2020 2:18 PM

Like many other things in their life, the decision comes down to balance.

July 14 2020 3:08 PM

The new season features gay runner Coree Aussem-Woltering. 

July 14 2020 1:22 PM

“I feel very, very lucky to have had a conservative upbringing and still be fully loved and accepted,”

July 09 2020 1:31 PM
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