Tag Archives: Out and Proud

It’s A Great Day In America

26 Jun
Art by Alia Penner

Art by Alia Penner

Sitting at my desk having a full on ugly cry (a very happy one!) because the Supreme Court made same sex marriage legal in all 50 states (and defended Obamacare the other day – woot!). It’s been a long time coming. There’s still much work to be done, but right now, anything feels possible.

To keep this in a soccer vein, Robbie Rogers scored his first goal for the LA Galaxy last night since coming out and it was Pride Night as well!  And former MLS player Mike Hatzke came out. Mazel tov! It feels like a dam is about to break, y’all. Wouldn’t it be beautiful if people could just love whomever they want without judgement or fear? I look forward to that day. May it come soon.

Let love rule!

– Lozil

I Play Football For A Living

13 Feb

Casey-StoneyArsenal and England NT player Casey Stoney makes £20,000 per year on her England FA contract. Our recently signed 16yo Nor-bit makes in the ballpark of £80,000 per week. This is just one of the themes my brain overheated on while reading this fantastic interview Stoney recently gave to The Independent and Fanbookz.com (where she is a columnist).

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Robbie Rogers: Men In Shorts

17 Oct

Robbie RogersPerhaps you remember this blog’s coverage of out cutie Robbie Rogers, when he came out and when he signed for LA Galaxy. Continue reading

Robbie Rogers For Flaunt Magazine

13 Mar


Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers is featured in a new video for Flaunt magazine. He’s wearing high fashion looks while having a kick about. The clothes by (among others) Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Dior Homme and Paul Smith are just DREADFUL. I pray that Sergio Ramos doesn’t see this. But that said, Robbie looks GORGEOUS. Is it just me or does he remind you of Christian in Clueless? (BTW, did you know he’s dating TV producer/writer Greg Berlanti? Cute couple!) Robbie himself is in the fashion biz, but not just as a model. He is the co-creator of the Halsey menswear line.

– Lozil

Thomas Hitzlsperger Interview

9 Jan

Watishista pinpanpamm sent me this link to an interview with Thomas Hitzlsperger in English where he talks about his decision to come out. There’s also a German version. He comes across wonderfully in the interview – articulate, intelligent and sincere.

– Lozil

Thomas Hitzlsperger Comes Out

8 Jan

{89A905CB-44DE-4155-96D1-3A893DD8CDD1}Thomas Hitzlsperger, who retired in September 2013 has revealed that he is gay. The 31 year old central midfielder played in the EPL (Aston Villa, West Ham, Everton), Serie A (Lazio), Bundesliga (Wolfsburg, Stuttgart) and League 2 (Chesterfield). He represented Germany at the U19 (as captain), U21 and senior levels.

His Germany teammate Lukas Podolski tweeted “”Brave and right decision. Respect, Thomas Hitzlsperger. His outing is a important sign in our time.” Many others including his former club, Aston Villa, have expressed their support.  I look forward to a day when this will no longer be such big news. I admire & wholeheartedly support Thomas’s decision to come forward. This has got to be a relief for him. I hope that many others will follow.

Thanks to watishista Tali for sending in the news.

– Lozil

Updated: Mazel Tov! Abby Wambach & Sarah Huffman Tie The Knot

9 Oct

1008-abby-wambach-sarah-huffman-espys-3In awesome news, USWNT rock star Abby Wambach has married her longtime girlfriend and Western New York Flash teammate Sarah Huffman according to TMZ. Continue reading

Memorial Day Bits & Bobs

27 May

943153_461596330598741_1161387953_nHope everyone in the US enjoyed their Memorial Day! I know I did. It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a fantastic view of the NY harbor from watishista DK’s roof deck. I’m sleepy from the heat and ready to get some sleep but first a few things…

First and most importantly, Robbie Rogers was subbed in for the last 13 minutes of the LA Galaxy’s 4-0 win over Seattle Sounders. In that moment, he became the first openly gay male to play in a major American professional sport. He was greeted with a standing ovation. I am so incredibly pleased for him. There’s a fan support page for him on Facebook if you want to go and send a little note of encouragement. Continue reading

Mazel Tov! Robbie Rogers Signing To The LA Galaxy

25 May

25rogers1-img-popupWonderful, wonderful news! Robbie Rogers is returning to the game he loves. He’s signing with the LA Galaxy and will be the first out player in the major leagues. All the best to you Robbie! May you be the first of many.

– Lozil

Twenty-Twenty-Twenty Four Hours To Go I Wanna Be Sedated

29 Apr
I'll give you one guess as to whose bulbous badonk that is.

I’ll give you 2 guesses as to whose bulbous badonk that is. Not that you’ll need it!

I’m so not ready. How about you? Lots of stuff to look at today, so I’ll spread it between 2 posts. First up, training! Continue reading