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WATCH: Robbie Rogers Discusses Coming Out, Marriage Equality, Boy Scouts

 

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Robbie Rogers has been a busy body since he announced his return to soccer for LA Galaxy and becoming the first out professional soccer player —which he is milking in the best way.

He recently visited the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, where he chatted with MTV Act  about his decision to come out publicly.

Hearing homophobic rantings when he was young, not directed towards him, made coming out seem like something he’d never do. However, after he told his family last October via Skype, he describes coming out as “the best feeling” he’s ever had.

“Now for the first time in my life, everything’s normal”

Rogers also talked about activism, saying that everyone has reached out to him to tie his name to different charities. He said he “wanted to do something that is bigger than homophobia and bigger than sports.”

With his new motivational campaign, Beyond “It,” Rogers plans to move beyond stereotypes in homophobia, sexism, disabilities, and racism. Beyond “It “will launch at the end of July.

The athlete also shared that he thinks opponents of marriage equality and allowing openly gay men to serve as leaders in the Boy Scouts will soon be embarrassed about their opinions. Watch him discuss below.

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By:           Andrew Villagomez
On:           Jun 19, 2013
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  • 2 Comments
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Totally refreshing.

      Jun 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      Dare to be a Daniel,

      Dare to stand alone!

      Dare to have a purpose firm!

      Dare to make it known.

      Jun 20, 2013 at 3:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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