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Deduct points or abandon games for homophobic chanting in France, says gay ex-player

The biggest game in French soccer was marred by homophobic chants last weekend. Gay former player Olivier Rouyer says it’s time to get tough.

Megan Rapinoe takes pride in having pushed LGBTQ rights as she makes USWNT farewell

The soccer icon thanked teammates past and present, her wife Sue Bird, federation staff and the fans as she won her 203rd and final international cap on an emotional evening in Chicago.

With the San Diego Loyal folding, could we again have zero out gay athletes in US men’s pro sports?

Collin Martin is the only out gay male athlete in US pro sports. Could we be back to zero in 2024?

It’s time for LGBTQ fans to raise alarms about Saudi Arabian ownership in American sports

As the Jordan Henderson story shows, Saudi Arabian influence in sports isn’t going away. We need to make the nation’s anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses part of the conversation.

Jordan Henderson apology ‘isn’t good enough,’ says Liverpool LGBTQ fans group

The England footballer says sorry to those who feel hurt by his transfer to Saudi Arabia — but gay supporters aren’t buying it.

LGBTQ England fans consider turning their backs on former hero Henderson

Three Lions Pride, an LGBTQ supporters group for the England soccer team, says ‘respect is lost’ for a player who was seen as a strong ally before moving to Saudi Arabia.

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Zander Murray feels ‘powerful’ a year after coming out as gay

Exclusive: The Scottish striker is one of very few active male pro soccer players anywhere in the world to be out as LGBTQ. He talks to Outsports ahead of the U.K.’s Football Pride event.

10 LGBTQ things we learned from the Women’s World Cup

Colorful contributions, gay relationships and uplifting advocacy were all in the mix in a soccer tournament like no other.

Paredes provides platform for Spain’s World Cup final win

Centre-back Irene Paredes, one of several publicly out players in the Spanish squad, was a strong performer in La Roja’s 1-0 victory over England in Sydney.

Jess Carter’s partnership with teammate Ann-Katrin Berger plays a vital role in her World Cup journey

After a time as roommates and soccer teammates, Carter and Berger realized they were meant to be together. Now Berger’s support is part of the reason Carter has a chance to be a World Cup champion.

Out lesbian players vital for World Cup finalists Spain

Teresa Abelleira is a key player for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final and spoke recently about why lesbian and gay visibility matters.

Rachel Daly is a key part of England’s success at the Women’s World Cup

Daly has scored one goal at the World Cup. She’s been a key part of England’s success.

Leeds United hit with record fine for fans’ homophobic chanting

England’s Football Association has hit the club with a £150,000 sanction after the incident in a Premier League game against Brighton in March.

Hemp is England’s hero but World Cup pride so high for Matildas

Several standout performances from out gay players as England beat Australia 3-1 in Women’s World Cup semi in front of over 75,000 fans.

Mana Shim leads NWSL aid for Hawaii, slams ‘disaster capitalism’

The women’s soccer community is fundraising for survivors on Maui thanks to leadership from Hawaii’s own Mana Shim.

Sam Kerr’s visibility lifts gay fans ahead of Australia vs England

The Matildas meet the Lionesses in the mouthwatering semi-final of a Women’s World Cup where Pride has been on show, if not on captain’s armbands.

Every remaining Women’s World Cup team has out players

Megan Rapinoe famously said, ‘You can’t win without gay players.’ We’ll see if she’s right this year.

Filippa Angeldahl’s penalty kick goal propels Sweden to World Cup semifinals

With her first World Cup goal, Team LGBTQ’s Angeldahl provided the margin for victory to put Sweden two games away from the title.

It’s time to stand up for Megan Rapinoe with gratitude and appreciation

Trolls are piling on Rapinoe following her World Cup penalty kick miss. We choose gratitude for all the incredible moments she’s given us.

Spain’s Alba Redondo hasn’t shied away from sharing World Cup love with her girlfriend

Redondo has her No. 1 fan, girlfriend Cristina Monleón, cheering for her in the stands.

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The demonizing of loud gay icon Megan Rapinoe

As Megan Rapinoe's USWNT career ends earlier than expected, some Americans are demonizing her and cheering for her loss.

At least 96 out LGBTQ athletes competing in the 2023 Women’s World Cup, a record

Women’s World Cup has out LGBTQ athletes on at least 22 teams, including major stars.

Premier League player Aaron Ramsdale shares love and support for his gay brother

Ramsdale opens up about his gay brother in a powerful Players’ Tribune post.

In the wake of tragedy, Thembi Kgatlana’s match winning goal helps South Africa advance in Women’s World Cup

After scoring the match winner that sent South Africa to the round of 16, Kgatlana reveals that she’s playing only weeks after three family members died.

Have women’s sports ‘always been open’ to gay, lesbian and bi athletes?

Pernille Harder, an out stalwart on the Denmark women’s soccer team, said as much. What does history say?

Australia sends Canada packing in Women’s World Cup shutout win

Sam Kerr was available but not needed as a total team effort eliminates the defending Olympic champions.

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Red card to BBC for Moroccan soccer gay question

A BBC reporter asked Morocco player Ghizlane Chebbak if there are gay players on the team.

Out LGBTQ players score four goals in one day at the Women’s World Cup

LGBTQ players accounted for more than half the scoring in Spain’s 5-0 victory and also made history with the first World Cup Olimpico goal scored by Ireland.

Ramona Bachmann’s penalty kick leads Switzerland to 2-0 Women’s World Cup win

With time running out in the first half against the Philippines, Switzerland called on Bachmann to score their first goal of the tournament.

Ali Riley’s rainbow-colored fingernails at Women’s World Cup a middle finger to FIFA

Big applause to New Zealand’s Ali Riley for being such a great LGBTQ ally.

Hannah Wilkinson scores the first monster goal of the Women’s World Cup, lifting New Zealand in front of a home crowd

Wilkinson, an out gay athlete, helped New Zealand to its first-ever WWC win, all in front of a home crowd.

Quinn announces post-World Cup mentorship initiative for young gender diverse soccer players

While focused on winning Canada’s first Women’s World Cup, Quinn also prepares to grow their sport for young transgender and non-binary athletes.