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.

"No straight person will ever know the pain of revealing your truth, to take that away is just...It literally brings me to tears," Amini Fonua tweeted. 

August 12 2016 4:20 PM

The gold-medal snatching Olympian gymnast brushed off comparisons to other athletes. 

August 12 2016 2:05 PM

It was Great Britain’s first ever gold medal in their event.

August 11 2016 2:22 PM

The two out athletes snapped a quick pic that was basically everything.

August 11 2016 10:59 AM

The first gay proposal of Rio is warming our hearts.

August 09 2016 12:11 PM