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Soccer fans want 2018 World Cup out of Russia

A petition on Change.org asks FIFA to move 2018 World Cup due to Russia's human rights record.

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Bizarre Italian soccer ad supposedly supports gays

Stereotypes abound in strange Italian soccer ad that purports to fight homophobia.

Pro soccer player: Gay men shouldn't live together

The Bible gives Alex cover for sharing his thoughts on gay men and lesbians.

German soccer fans unfurl homophobic sign

Bayern Munich fans hold "Gay Gunners" sign to mock Aresnal player Mesut Özil.

Anton Hysen signs with Myrtle Beach soccer team

Team in South Carolina signs openly gay pro soccer player, saying he "will bring a positive change to the Mutiny."

Landon Donovan's message about Robbie Rogers' BF

Donovan has been supportive of Galaxy teammate Rogers from day one, so this is no surprise - but very great to see!

Jourdan Elyse Sayers is out at Columbia University

Sayers has found acceptance despite the casual homophobia she has heard for years.

Former Alfred Univ. soccer player: I am a Lesbian!

Rebecca Windover finally found her voice -- and came out of the closet -- when she found her voice

Semi-pro soccer player Liam Davis comes out as gay

The Gainsborough Trinity midfielder was inspired by the coming out of Thomas Hitzlsperger.

Nat'l soccer coaches assoc. aims to end homophobia

High school soccer coach Dan Woog and others will present LGBTQ issues at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention this week, part of the association's larger anti-homophobia initiative.

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French soccer player not a fan of gays

Alex, a Brazilian-born player with the French pro team Paris Saint-Germain and formerly with Chelsea, said he is opposed to homosexuality because "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Yves." A...

Ex-pro soccer player Thomas Hitzlsperger is gay

Hitzlsperger also played in Germany's Bundesliga and becomes one of the very few European soccer players to come out.

Belgian soccer launches anti-homophobia campaign

Robbie Rogers joins various Belgian sports groups to end homophobia in soccer in one of the world's current hotbeds for the sport

David Beckham's unpleasant youth hazing memory

Lest you think locker room hazing is a uniquely American phenomenon, here's David Beckham revealing that he was forced to masturbate to a photo of an English soccer player while he was a...

Robbie Rogers is back and aiming for a title

After suffering a hamstring injury, Rogers is back in the starting lineup for the Galaxy. He talks with Outsports about his struggles -- and triumphs -- of his transformational year.

Cristiano Ronaldo models his new underwear

It does take a bit of an ego and a ton of self-confidence to appear in front of a 30-foot high photo in one's underwear, but when you are Cristiano Ronaldo and are rich, famous and have that body,...

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Should black players boycott Russia's World Cup?

Racism and homophobia accusations begin swirling around Russian fans

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Premier League's Nicklas Helenius shows his stuff

While Hotspurs are hanging on to a fortuitous lead over Aston Villa I stumbled over a much more interesting encounter between the two.

Podcast: Marriage in Oregon, Fallon Fox's fight

Three pro teams in Portland support same-sex marriage, while Fallon Fox's first pro loss brings out the worst in MMA fans

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England manager Roy Hodgson's non-apology

"I would like to apologise if any offence has been caused..." is not what you say when it is clear that someone was offended. There is no if, and or but about it. Yet this is the tack taken by...

Portland Trail Blazers support marriage equality

Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC also support marriage-equality initiative in Oregon

Soccer star Abby Wambach marries girlfriend

Add U.S. women's soccer player Abby Wambach to the list of openly LGBT athletes. Wambach married her girlfriend, fellow soccer player Sarah Huffman, this weekend in Hawaii, TMZ reports. Multiple...

Rainbow laces campaign flounders amidst tactics

The push to have footballers wear rainbow-colored shoe laces this weekend hit resistance from players, LGBT activists and the Premier League itself. The issue at hand: Tactics and messaging used to launch the campaign.

Rainbow laces fight homophobia in English soccer

The initiative is criticized by one gay group for playing into stereotypes.

Rapinoe Soccer Camps grow as they enter 3rd year

Rachel and Megan Rapinoe will conduct four youth soccer camps in California and Texas over the next week

Out gay man in the Football Association

The governing body for English soccer is targeting homophobia with its policies, and Gibbons is a big part of that

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