Until about a month ago, Robbie Rogers had no interest in being one of the highest-profile openly gay athletes in the world.
Rogers didn’t want the pressure or attention, and he was weary of soccer itself. After coming out and simultaneously retiring in February, the former MLS champion and U.S. national team player planned to devote himself to fashion school and family, not soccer or social change.
NBA basketball player Jason Collins may have shocked the sports world Monday by becoming the first active player in one of four major US professional sports to come out as gay, but he did not shock Congressman Joe Kennedy III.
Former Leeds winger Robbie Rodgers admits the macho culture of football makes it impossible for gay players to stay in the sport once they have revealed their homosexuality.
Robbie Rogers, a former U.S. international playing in England this season, says he is gay and “could not be happier” about his decision to go public with his disclosure.
Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe says he has had to fend off rumors about his sexuality throughout his career because he doesn’t fit the typical stereotype of an Australian athlete.
Manny Pacquiao’s devotion to religion and comments against gay marriage will not have an impact as a training distraction or in the ring as the Filipino icon prepares to fight unbeaten American Tim Bradley.
Nepal is to stage Asia’s first ever multi-sport games for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, organizers announced on Monday.