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Honorees 61-70: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

A former NFL player who appeared in the Super Bowl is on this list, along with people from NBC, the Washington Post, MLS and WNBA.

Honorees 81-90: Outsports Power 100, the most influential LGBTQ people in sports

"You must allow no one to make you feel ashamed of who you are," says a pro referee on this list with an Olympian, a former NFL player and a high school basketball coach.

Santiago Sosa suspended 3 matches by MLS for using homophobic slur during a match

Sosa has seen his season with the Atlanta United ended with a suspension for a gay slur.

Cucho Hernandez suspended by MLS for calling an opponent a gay slur

The Columbus Crew forward levied the slur at a Portland Timbers player earlier this month.

As LAFC prepares for its season, the ‘puto’ chant remains a target of the club

LAFC has demonstrated support for the LGBTQ community, yet it and other soccer clubs have been unable to eradicate the anti-gay slur.

Each of America’s big 5 sports currently has an out gay man in the pros. That’s never happened

For the first time, pro baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer has an out gay male player under contract.

This is what it’s really like when a gay athlete hears gay slurs uttered by teammates

Brock McGillis suffered for years hearing the very things Kevin Durant and Sebastian Lletget were allowed to say.

MLS cleared Sebastian Lletget to play season opener after publicly calling a teammate a gay slur

Sebastian Lletget was cleared to play in the Galaxy season opener at Inter Miami, according to a source with the LA Galaxy.

Sebastian Lletget suspended 2 matches by MLS for calling teammate a gay slur

Sebastian Lletget has expressed remorse for using the slur and has committed to helping the LGBTQ community.

This LAFC fan used a gay slur. Now he’s building bridges while paying a price

LAFC’s Pride Republic and The 3252 are helping ‘Chiquilin’ and others understand the power of homophobic slurs.

The Huddle is on strike

Today is Friday, August 28, 2020. This Huddle is published in support of all the athletes who decided not to play pro sports to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake and racial injustice.

30 Moments of Pride: Robbie Rogers’ second MLS Cup made a statement for gay athletes

Robbie Rogers won the MLS Cup with the L.A. Galaxy almost two years after coming out publicly.

Robbie Rogers talks TV, family and the thrill and heartbreak of his Olympic experience

Robbie Rogers competed for the United States in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He still feels the joy and heartbreak today.

MLS coach Mike Petke fired for spewing anti-gay slurs at referees

Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke was supposed to be coming off an unpaid suspension for homophobic slurs. Instead he’s out of a job.

All but 4 MLS teams are hosting Pride Nights

Major League Soccer has declared June "Soccer for All month" with most of its teams hosting Pride Night events.

Former MLS player Matt Pacifici comes out as gay by introducing his boyfriend to the world

Pacifici played with the Columbus Crew in 2016. Now he hopes coming out can help other gay athletes be their true selves.

LAFC fans chanted gay slur at MLS playoff match. Club is ‘disappointed.’

At one point an estimated 80% of the fans at the LAFC match sent the gay ‘puto’ slur booming throughout the stadium.

Rainbow armband put new MLS soccer player in Georgian fans’ crosshairs

Others in Georgia, including some politicians and soccer officials, support Guram Kashia’s inclusion statement.

Collin Martin has been out for a while. We just didn’t know it.

The MLS player frequented a D.C. gay bar and was out to teammates in two cities.

Why was soccer player Collin Martin benched on the night he came out?

That ‘distraction’ word may have been at play for Minnesota United’s out player.

LAFC to hold inaugural Pride night June 30

Team to give away rainbow pins.

17 teams, 5 leagues — Pro sports were rainbow-colored for LGBT Pride this weekend

Teams celebrated on the field and in parades.

NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB & WNBA all marching as leagues in NYC Pride March

Outsports will march, as well as members of MLS and NWHL. It will be the the sportiest Pride March ever.

Anti-gay ‘puto’ chant mars L.A. Galaxy Pride Night

MLS needs to get serious: Stop matches and clear stadiums for anti-gay chants.

Real Salt Lake player has gay brother, former player has gay dad. Both celebrating team’s Pride night.

Event is a first in conservative state.

LAFC rolls out the rainbow carpet for LGBTQ fans

The MLS club has made it clear that homophobic chants will not be tolerated.

MLS player rents out theater so people can see ‘Love, Simon’ for free

Sacha Kljestan is bringing Orlando’s LGBTQ community to the movies Thursday night.

Robbie Rogers married Greg Berlanti last weekend

The former soccer star is the first MLS player to get gay married.

There aren't any out gay male athletes in major professional sports

Robbie Rogers' retirement leaves no out gay role models in men's pro team sports.

Robbie Rogers retires, leaving zero out gay men in American pro team sports

Robbie Rogers played four seasons after coming out as gay, winning the MLS Cup.

Robbie Rogers says LGBT athletes coming out is ‘the answer.’ He’s right.

Rogers talked with Jason Collins about coming out as gay in pro sports.

This is why I’ve stopped ‘waiting’ for gay men to come out in pro sports

Gay pro athletes will come out when they want to. For whatever reason they aren’t right now.