Gay Soccer Players Robbie Rogers And Anton Hysén Are Scoring Goals, Blazing Trails


I’ve had quite a few anonymous phone calls from players who want to come out but I don’t know who they are or where they play. I hope that someone else will come out just like Robbie Rogers did. That was great for U.S. soccer. At last we’re having a discussion about it and that’s huge. It has been pretty quiet and I understand that. People might not want to come out publicly and I understand. For me, the whole experience has been really positive. I’ve not had any trouble at all. If somebody says something, then I don’t care. I don’t have time for any of that. I don’t waste my energy on that…”

When I first came out I thought I would be in the newspapers in Sweden for a couple of days and that’s it — I didn’t think people would really care to be honest. And then suddenly it went crazy, and within two days the whole world knew, but it feels pretty good. I know that I’ve done something good with my life. I was just a kid who happened to be gay — I never thought it would be such a big deal.”

Openly gay Swedish soccer stud and Dancing with the Stars champion Anton Hysén discusses the difficulties of coming out in professional sports with CNN

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  • lehadley

    Don’t worry guys, I got this one…

    Dat ass!

    But really, good for him.

  • Dxley

    That ass, though. I wouldn’t give it a rest if I ever had it!

  • Dixie Rect

    Got to have a mention of Queerty’s hero Robbie at least once a week.

  • Greg Garavani

    Oh lord Anton, I wish I could marry you.

  • liza dany

    like Gary implied I am amazed that a stay at home mom can profit $4236 in 1 month on the internet. check my blog………

  • mauikamaaina

    Love Bertoli … Ronzoni, too. Never used Barilla;now I never will. No loss!

  • Creamsicle

    This is actually great to have out there. The more out athletes and celebrities in general speak about the benefits of coming out the better. There’s such a stigma about fame and coming out. There are so many assholes in suits who think it will affect how much money they can make off an individual if they just tell the truth, but when the truth is out these men and women can stop leading double half-lives and start living real ones.

    This kind of thing needs to be covered more so that future athletes don’t feel the need to stay in the closet.

  • mike1988

    I’m proud and grateful to him for coming out. Cheers to him.

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