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Thomas Hitzlsperger, Robbie Rogers and the Plight of the ‘First Gay Footballer’

Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger came out as gay in early January, and thus added yet another eloquent voice to the continued debate about the dearth of openly gay players in professional team sports. He cited the examples of trailblazers … Continue reading

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Cristiano Ronaldo, And Other Reasons Soccer Is A Treasure Trove For Gays

First, let me quickly vent my frustration at the use of the term ‘soccer fan’. While I no doubt am a big fan of the game itself, it makes absolutely no sense to define one’s dedication to the sport in … Continue reading

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