Robbie Rogers Will Reveal All With Upcoming Memoir

Robbie RogersEveryone’s favorite out soccer player, Robbie Rogers, has announced that he is working on a memoir that will be published next year.
“Soccer and writing are my two biggest passions,” Rogers shared on his Facebook page Thursday. “I am so lucky to be given the opportunity to write my memoir with Penguin Books. So many people helped me with my struggles while I was coming out, I hope this book will do the same for people who feel a bit like me.”
The out and proud L.A. Galaxy star’s memoir, Come Out To Play, will tell the story of his “hard-fought though ultimately triumphant transformation from a troubled, isolated child to a groundbreaking and praiseworthy professional sportsman”, as the press release reads.
Rogers added in the release: “Secrets can cause so much internal damage. People love to preach about honesty. Try explaining to your loved ones after twenty-five years you are gay. Life is only complete when your loved ones know you. When they know your true feelings, when they know who and how you love. Life is simple when your secret is gone. Gone is the pain that lurks in the stomach at work, the pain from avoiding questions, and at last the pain from hiding such a deep secret.”
Although other gay athletes have written their autobiographies, this will be the first memoir of its kind. Rogers is the first openly gay male athlete to actively play in a U.S. professional league, and it will be co-written with Eric Marcus (who collaborated with Greg Louganis on his best-selling autobiography).
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  • tardis

    Good for him. LGBTQ youth would greatly advantage from Rogers’ memoir. It’s a shame you don’t hear more about Rogers in the media. You hear more about Jason Collins who’s not even playing. An out player that’s currently playing is big.

  • Dxley


  • Caleb in SC

    @Dxley: LMAO!!! I thought the same thing. For the love of all that is holy, that girl can’t keep her tongue in her mouth.

  • Dixie Rect

    Ah yes, another Robbie post. Snore. He’s not my favorite soccer player. This book will be incredibly boring. This guy is almost as bad as that Reichen.

  • Uisce

    @Dixie Rect: I agree. He’s 26 and been closeted most of those years. What does he have to say other than he came out publicly as gay and he plays in a homophobic sport? I mean we know this story.

  • Caleb in SC

    @Dixie Rect: @Uisce: I say let’s give him the benefit of the doubt until the book comes out. I have a feeling it may very well be a very affirming book. Not everyone can come out at 8 and be loud and proud. Cut him some slack (BTW, I am not a soccer fan).

  • JDJase

    @Caleb in SC: Eh, just ignore them. Dixie Rect literally just searches Queerty for the Robbie Rogers tag just so she can complain about him (click the Robbie Rogers tag and see for yourself). It’s actually gotten quite creepy. I bet if Queerty posted a Robbie article every day she’d end up having a stroke.

    (In a completely unrelated note: Queerty editors, you should totally post a Robbie Rogers article every day)

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Caleb in SC: Thank you, Caleb! I can only give Robbie the deepest respect and all best wishes hereon forward in his life. Do not judge until you have walked in their shoes. Kudos.

  • Dixie Rect

    @JDJase: Queety is obsessed with this guy, not me. This is the only gay news source that tells us about this very random ordinary person on an ongoing basis. He kicks a ball for Christ’s sake! Yeah, sounds like a star to me.

    I just provide my usual fascinating commentary.

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