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 is the second player to come out as gay in MLS history.

June 29 2018 3:53 PM

“He needs to take a big dose of ‘shut the fuck up' and hide out for a while. It’s sad,” said CrossFit’s CEO Greg Glassman.

June 07 2018 1:11 PM

“I love seeing queer people on skateboards and just being together and skating down the street… It makes me so happy. I feel like that’s a really radical act, just existing in the world.”

May 22 2018 9:49 AM

Chris Mazdzer, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, and Tonya Harding will also compete.

April 13 2018 11:09 AM