Joe Jervis of the blog Joe. My. God. reports that Robbie Rogers has signed and begun play with the Los Angeles Galaxy Soccer Team. Rogers originally came out and then retired from the game, but after some reflection, he decided to get back in the game.
From Joe. My. God. via the advocate:
Robbie Rogers made history on Sunday as the first openly gay man to play in a game in U.S. professional sports. If there was any concern about whether fans would be supportive, it was eased as the crowd stood and cheered wildly when Rogers took the field during the second half of the L.A. Galaxy’s 4-0 win over the Seattle Sounders. This might forever become a tricky piece of sports trivia. The NFL’s Jason Collins is the first male pro athlete to come out while still an active player, but Collins’ season was already over.
An openly gay pro-soccer player and cheering fans is another reason why it gets better.
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