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Gay sportsmen Cruz, Rogers make mark but Collins waits

Orlando Cruz, Robbie Rogers and Jason Collins. AP FILE PHOTO

Months after admitting they are gay athletes, football’s Robbie Rogers, basketball’s Jason Collins and boxer Orlando Cruz have been unable to have much on-field impact upon the global sporting landscape.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Rogers first openly gay man in US pro sport

Robbie Rogers AP FILE PHOTO

Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay man to play in a U.S. professional league when he made his debut with Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer on Sunday.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers joins LA Galaxy

Robbie Rogers AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Football culture makes it so hard to be gay says Rodgers

Former MLS and U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers says he is gay. In a post on his personal website, Rogers writes: "Life is only complete when your loved ones know you. ... Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay." AP FILE PHOTO/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette

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.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

US footballer Robbie Rogers says he is gay

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2009, file photo, Robbie Rogers, of the United States, eyes the ball during the friendly soccer match against Slovakia in Bratislava, Slovakia. Former MLS and U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers says he is gay. In a post on his personal website, Rogers writes: "Life is only complete when your loved ones know you. ... Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay."(AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

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.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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