Tag Archive | Robbie Rogers

US: Out Jason Collins still awaits next openly gay athlete

US: Out Jason Collins still awaits next openly gay athlete

(Reuters) – Jason Collins made history in 2013 when he became the first openly gay athlete in one of the four major North American professional sports leagues, and the former NBA player wishes more men would follow the trail he helped blaze. A growing number of high-profile Olympic athletes have come out in recent years, but Collins […]

US: Ricky Martin To Be Honored At 49th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards Sept. 22

US: Ricky Martin To Be Honored At 49th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards Sept. 22

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has announced that Grammy winner, philanthropist, and writer Ricky Martin; producer, writer, director Greg Berlanti and his husband producer Robbie Rogers; and philanthropist Ariadne Getty will be honored at its 49th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards on Saturday, September 22, at The Beverly Hilton. One of America’s premier LGBT charity events, the […]

Openly Gay Footballer Robbie Rogers Retires Encouraging Others To Come Out

Openly Gay Footballer Robbie Rogers Retires Encouraging Others To Come Out

The following is a social media post put out on 7th November, by professional footballer, Robbie Rogers, aged 30, as he retires from professional football. Rogers had retired once before, on February 15 2013, aged 25, and then came out as gay when he left Leeds United. In May 2013, Rogers signed with the Los […]

Watch: YouTube Releases #ProudToPlay Video In Support of LGBT Athletes

YouTube has kicked off its coverage of LGBT Pride Month with a video in support of LGBT athletes, starring Robbie Rogers, Collins and including clips of many other well known figures. “We applaud the courage and openness of athletes at all levels who have come out,” YouTube said in a statement, “and admire their teammates, […]

Equality in Sport: Reaching the Finish Line?

Are we about to enter a new era of tolerance for LGBT people within sport? Scott De Buitléir looks at recent events on both sides of the Atlantic. It really seems that Robbie Rogers has created a domino effect for LGBT people in sport. If so, he certainly didn’t plan it. It is well known by now that […]