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 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.”

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

April 13 2018 11:09 AM

“Everyone deserves to be accepted and included.”

April 09 2018 3:40 PM

The WWE’s first openly lesbian wrestler isn’t slowing down.

April 06 2018 4:53 PM

The figure skater was awarded the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award over the weekend.

March 12 2018 12:12 PM

Is the world finally ready to widely accept queer athletes? 

February 23 2018 1:38 PM

“They done kissed each other at least once.” 

February 21 2018 11:58 AM