EGLSF Co-President Klaus Heusslein and EuroGames Committee Member Lou Manders (former EGLSF Co-President) met Thomas Hitzlsperger at the debate 'Is Homosexuality in Sport still a Taboo' which had been hosted by the Dutch Embassy at Berlin in June . Hitzlsperger reported to have experienced his coming-out as liberation, especially when he finally felt able to talk with his friends and family about his sexual orientation. He considers such a step as important since it also can enhance performance of athletes. And he added: "Lying is unpleasant!" Unfortunately there still are unpleasant experiences in sport and particularly in football, some of [...]
Rhyian Anderson-Morley decided to come out so openly in order to fight against homophobia in sport.
INTERVIEW: Arsene Wenger about how football deals with homophobia and coming out
New poll reveals worldwide support for gay players to come out • Sweden and Denmark the most supportive countries • Germany and the US trail in the ratings