All Stripes Supports Atlanta United and LGBTQ Pride

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Atlanta awash in LGBT sports leagues

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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 10

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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 9

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Openly gay Robbie Rogers on pro soccer return: ‘It’s good to be back’

Robbie Rogers 

Robbie Keane may have provided the Los Angeles Galaxy with the goals it needed to come away the victor from Sunday's game against the Seattle Sounders, but it was Robbie Rogers who stole the show.

Rogers stepped onto the pitch in the 77th minute to a roaring crowd Sunday night. For the first time in American men's professional sports, an openly gay man was a part of the competition.

In April, Rogers came out as a gay man and announced his retirement from professional soccer. The former U.S. Men's National Team player was then invited to a training session with the Los Angeles Galaxy and earlier this month, a trade was finalized between his old club, Columbus Crew, and the Galaxy.

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NBA’s Jason Collins becomes first out gay male athlete in U.S. pro sports

Jason CollinsJason Collins of the Washington Wizards comes out in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, becoming the first gay athlete in major U.S. men's professional sports to come out during his career.

"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," Collins writes in the first-person essay, which is online now.

 "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, 'I'm different.' If I had my way, someone else would have already done this," he writes. "Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand."

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Women’s soccer kicks off London Olympics

Megan Rapinoe

Today marked the first day of Olympic competition in the 2012 London Games with a day filled with women's soccer.

The U.S. Women's National Team, featuring out midfielder Megan Rapinoe, kicked off the games with its opening match of the games against France. The American ladies came away with a 4-2 victory after going down two goals to none, in large part to Rapinoe's solid midfield play.

There are some 21 openly gay and lesbian athletes competing in London, according to Outsports. That's already higher than the total of out Olympians in Beijing four years ago. But out of the 14,000 or so athletes competing at the games, something tells us there are a few more gay and lesbian athletes in London than the ones listed below.