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Longtime soccer coach and executive finds liberation in coming out as gay

After widespread support from the soccer community, John Dorn wonders, ‘Why did it take me so long?’

Kristie Mewis on being ‘out’ at the Olympics, and those great photos with her girlfriend, Sam Kerr

Kristie Mewis talks about the importance of Title IX, being out and falling in love.

FIFA celebrates Pride, months before holding World Cup where being gay is illegal

FIFA is all rainbows this month, but in the fall its premier event is in Qatar, where homosexuality is against the law.

2 pro soccer referees come out as gay for Pride month

Craig Napier and Lloyd Wilson in Scotland say they are coming out to make soccer more inclusive.

U.S. Soccer has officially banned anti-LGBTQ chants

The new policy includes possible banishments for clubs whose fans engage in homophobic chants, and penalties for the match promoters.

From Harry Kane to Prince William, 17-year-old gay soccer player Jake Daniels awash in support

Since coming out as gay, pro soccer player Jake Daniels ‘overwhelmed by all the messages of love and support.’

Jake Daniels again proves widespread support for gay athletes

Stop talking about sports as bastions of homophobia. Sports are widely supportive of gay athletes who come out.

French soccer league player sits out game to avoid wearing Pride-themed uniform

For second year in a row, Paris Saint Germain’s Idrissa Gueye skipped the games where a rainbow-colored jersey was worn.

Pro soccer player Jake Daniels comes out as gay

Daniels says he has gotten huge support from his club and teammates.

Pro soccer player resurects the gay-panic shower nonsense

Gay athletes are sooooooo not scary in the shower. Yet we keep having to talk about this.

I’m a gay athlete and a sexual assault survivor

Couper Gunn says sexual assault can come in different forms. He describes his journey of coming to terms with what happened to him.

Out English soccer star Anita Asante retires with an incredible legacy of pushing for change

Asante was a trailblazer on and off the pitch. .

Angel City FC kicks off inaugural season with LGBTQ inclusion front-and-center

The newest women’s pro soccer club wants to welcome everyone. And they’re putting actions behind the words.

Lesbian head of Norwegian soccer says Qatar must suspend anti-LGBTQ laws during the World Cup

Lise Klaveness told FIFA that more must be done to protect human rights in Qatar. And She’s not backing down.

‘All Germans are gay.’ Dutch soccer chant won’t get scrutiny, officials say

The Royal Dutch Football Association says the chant was too "short-lived" to warrant further action.

Trans athlete Blair Hamilton named goalie for national women’s team

Hamilton will compete with the England Universities Sport Women’s soccer team.

Qatar might confiscate rainbow flags at World Cup to ‘protect’ LGBTQ fans

A head of World Cup security says flying pride flags would be an "insult the whole society" while arguing they might be confiscated for safety reasons.

All-trans soccer team set for history on the pitch on Trans Day of Visibility

TRUK United FC to meet regional league side Dulwich Hamlet FC for a historic match, March 31.

Coach could face longest ban in WSL history over homophobic slur

The incident occurred during a match between Birmingham City Women and Tottenham Spurs Women.

Orlando Pride players wear ‘gay’ t-shirts to match

Previously the Pride reversed their policy and will allow banners saying ‘gay’ during a match.

Mexico fans chanted their favorite gay slur ... again

Fans shouted "puto" towards the end of Thursday’s World Cup Qualifier against the U.S.

U.S. Soccer finally bans anti-gay chants at matches

The policy will apply to any sanctioned match on U.S. soil.

Trans Iowa trailblazer Kyla Paterson sees hope despite legislative setback in her state

In 2015, she was Iowa City High’s first out trans student-athlete and says more will come despite the passage of a trans-athlete ban.

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.

Soccer league’s first-ever Pride Game shows the power of athletes coming out

The A-League will have its first-ever Pride Game just months after player Josh Cavallo came out as gay.

This out sports exec went from the White House to pro soccer

Lindsay Barenz is committed to implementing everlasting change with the Oakland Roots.

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.