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.

Teenager Mack Beggs wanted to compete as a boy, but state league rules prevented him.

February 26 2017 1:53 PM

“This secret has been eating me up inside for a while.” 

February 20 2017 4:46 PM

The basketball league joins the NFL in saying that an anti-trans bathroom bill could affect where championship games are held.

February 18 2017 12:30 PM

“If we can be equals here, we can be equals everywhere.” 

February 13 2017 2:44 PM

The NFL isn’t playing around.

February 10 2017 3:46 PM

“To those who do come out and make that brave act, you're saving lives.”

January 15 2017 10:55 AM

The league supports all players “beyond the binary of female and male.”

December 28 2016 1:22 PM