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Russia is So Anti-Gay, FIFA World Cup Can’t Be Held There

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 7, 2014
As FIFA looks at Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, officials are concerned that the nation is so homophobic, it won’t jibe with FIFA’s stated mission to fight discrimination at the World Cup.

Boots on the Ground: 5 Things to Know about World Cup Cleats

By Anne M. Peterson | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Nike, adidas, Puma and other shoemakers are all trotting out new and innovative looks for this summer’s World Cup. Gone are the old-school black boots like the fabled Puma Kings worn by Pele.

FIFA World Cup Fever

By Ian Maloney | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Every four years, sports fans the world over gather to cheer on their favorite countries in the FIFA World Cup, the "super" Super Bowl of Soccer.

Two Spanish Soccer Players Kiss After Game Win

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday May 15, 2014
Two Spanish soccer stars pulled a Michael Sam Wednesday and locked lips while on camera after winning the Europa League, Gay Star News reports.

German Federation Opens Probe into Anti-Gay Banner

Tuesday May 13, 2014
The German Football Federation has opened an investigation after a homophobic sign was seen in the stands during Bayer Leverkusen’s last match of the season.

Footballer Guilty of Anti-Gay Gesture in England

Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
A British court has found Turkey striker Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn.

Major League Soccer OKs Gay Player Protections

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment as a result of meetings with New York’s attorney general.

English Gay Footballer Slams FIFA on Russia, Qatar

Monday Feb 10, 2014
A leading figure within the English Football Association says she won’t go to the World Cups in Qatar and Russia because of their anti-gay laws.

UK Soccer Clubs Join Move to End Anti-Gay Discrimination

Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
Manchester United and Chelsea have joined a national campaign to combat anti-gay discrimination in football that aims to win the support of at least half of England’s professional clubs.

Hitzlsperger Hopes to Make Coming Out Easier

By Ciaran Fahey | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
Encouraged by others who have come out as gay, retired soccer player Thomas Hitzlsperger is hoping going public will help make it easier for other sporting stars to do the same.