clock menu more-arrow no yes


Soccer news

Mexico soccer fans who chant anti-gay slurs will be banned from matches for 5 years

The Mexican Football Federation is finally issuing a heavy-handed policy to deal with fans who keep chanting homophobic slurs at games.

Anti-gay-chant lawsuit against Soldier Field heads to federal court as huge law firm takes the case

Winston & Strawn gives major boost to the federal fight against anti-gay chants, with important precedent at stake.

Josh Cavallo says fans targeted him with homophobic insults

The first out gay soccer player in Australia’s top professional league called out homophobic crowd abuse during a recent match.

An out teenager is petitioning the media to highlight Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ laws ahead of the World Cup

Chloe, a 15-year-old soccer fanatic, sees through the Gulf kingdom’s hollow gestures.

Jaelene Daniels is back in soccer despite her anti-gay past. I’m reserving judgment. For now

Jaelene Daniels’ return to soccer, and her statement of ‘respect’ for LGBTQ teammates, tests our community’s grace.

These 2 athletes shared a kiss to celebrate a win. Some fans booed, others cheered

Janelly Farías celebrated the championship of her girlfriend, Rebeca Bernal. The kiss generated debate in Mexico.

Mexico loses appeal, fans banned 2 matches after chanting ‘puto’ in 1st match back

FIFA has upheld its ban of Mexico fans for 2 more matches as the battle over the ‘puto’ chant continues.

Megan Rapinoe reimagines athlete/corporate dynamic with her new Nike partnership

Rapinoe and Nike’s new "Victory Redefined" partnership incorporates her social outreach to numerous communities.

Sam Kerr laid out a pitch invader during Champions League match

Ridiculously, the out Chelsea star was tagged with a yellow card for protecting her fellow players.

Years later, homophobic ‘rent boy’ chant still torments gay soccer fans

The slur remains a stubborn fixture of the U.K.’s soccer culture.

Sam Kerr on FA Cup victory: ‘My girlfriend is here – I had to put on a show!’

The star striker added two goals and was Player of the Match in Chelsea’s win over Arsenal for the FA Cup title.

Premier League stars met with LGBTQ fan groups to commemorate Rainbow Laces

Through "Lace It Up and Speak Up," some of the U.K.’s best soccer players are communicating directly with their LGBTQ supporters.

Former Egyptian soccer player goes in anti-gay rant about Premier League’s Rainbow Laces campaign

He calls homosexuality ‘a dangerous ideology’ and condemns a major English Premier League initiative.

Trans soccer trailblazer Mara Gomez featured in Nike ‘Play New’ campaign

Gomez, the first out trans woman to play in Argentina’s top league, is ready for "her turn to open the door" for other trans athletes.

Mexican soccer coach kicked off press conference by asking if there are ‘f*****s here?’

Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti’s slur came days after FIFA again banned Mexico’s fans from attending home matches for their persistent homophobic behavior.

Gay soccer player Josh Cavallo would be ‘scared’ to play World Cup in anti-gay Qatar

Comments by the newly out player show how soccer failed when it awarded World Cup to a country hostile to LGBTQ rights.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp supports Josh Cavallo coming out as gay

The Liverpool manager has insightful words for the Australian pro soccer player.

Japanese trans pro soccer player Kumi Yokoyama just got engaged

Yokoyama publicly came out as transgender in June, becoming one of the most visible LGBTQ athletes in their native country.

Josh Cavallo received support from these 38 pro soccer players and clubs after coming out as gay

Players, coaches and clubs around the world are sharing their support for Cavallo and gay athletes.

Josh Cavallo becomes first out gay A-League Australian men’s pro soccer player

Josh Cavallo says he’s gotten widespread support across soccer, including coaches and teammates.

United Soccer League introduces pronoun uniforms for International Pronouns Day

The USL kits will include various gender markers embedded in the numbers and are available for use from one match to an entire season.

Gay college soccer player came out to his team in Kentucky. Their response was ‘perfect’

Thomas Roth found widespread acceptance from teammates in Kentucky when he came out to them in 2018.

Soccer star and LGBTQ activist Joanna Lohman gets married

The Rainbow Warrior and Washington Spirit legend married Melodie George this past weekend.

When this gay college soccer player was called a slur by an opponent, his team rallied around him to a 5-0 win

Couper Gunn had talked openly with his team about gay slurs and their impact on him. It impacted him that night.

FIFA reduces Mexico’s ban on anti-gay chanting fans, again gives the middle finger to the LGBTQ community

Fans who yell anti-gay chants will allowed back into Mexico soccer matches sooner than expected.

Former teammates Chloe Logarzo and McKenzie Berryhill are engaged

Shortly after Logarzo returned from the Olympics, the couple made the big announcement.

Kristie Mewis is dating Sam Kerr, now one of sports’ LGBTQ power couples

During the Olympics about 30 people asked us to add Mewis to our list of out athletes. Now we can.

Canada, with 5 out players and an out coach, win soccer gold as Quinn wins historic medal

Quinn is first trans Olympic medalist, helping Canada go from worst to first in just 10 years.

Quinn’s Olympics: They made history and they had game

Quinn is trans non-binary Canadian midfielder made history. They also made plays that helped Canada mine Olympic gold

USWNT earns bronze medal redemption with win over Australia

The U.S. women’s team broke through a week of uncertainty to once again prove why they deserve to be at the podium.

USWNT falls to Canada for the first time in 20 years

The Americans lost their semifinal match but still have a chance to medal when they play for bronze against Australia.

Out athletes shine as USA, Canada, Sweden, and Australia reach Olympic soccer semifinals

Three matches needed extra time and two needed penalty shootouts, setting up an epic USA-Canada semifinal.


Most Recent