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Robbie Rogers
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Robbie Rogers

Robbie Rogers

Meet one of the artists, disruptors, educators, groundbreakers, innovators, and storytellers who all helped make the world a better place for LGBTQ+ people.

Robbie Rogers is many things. He was the second U.K. male soccer player to come out as gay. Later, he became the first out gay man to compete in any top North American pro sports league when he signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2013. He’s a producer, bringing ideas to life as films and TV shows and pushing projects over obstacles. And he’s a husband and a father, raising two children (both Arsenal Football Club fans like their proud dad) with fellow producer Greg Berlanti.

In the entertainment sphere, Rogers is a producer of My Policeman, the period gay Amazon Prime Video film starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin. This year, Rogers is one of the producers of Fellow Travelers, an exciting — and erotic — historical drama coming to Showtime and Paramount+. The show stars Matt Bomer, Jonathan Bailey, Jelani Alladin, and Noah J. Ricketts as four gay men who meet in 1950s Washington, D.C., and tracks them through decades of queer life.

Filming a show set over three decades in different cities across the country with two powerful gay love stories at its center was a monumental feat. But Rogers is used to performing monumental feats — and hopes to set an example for the younger generation. “I would love for the youth in our community to know that they can accomplish anything they dream of,” he says. “It’s all possible.” @robbierogers


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