Forty-two professional athletes and figures in pro sports have sent a friend of the court brief to the Supreme Court supporting marriage equality in a case next week challenging California's Proposition 8. The brief was spearheaded by Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens and Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings, who were both honored by GLAAD last weekend for their outward support of LGBT rights. Supporters of the brief include openly gay retired athletes, Robbie Rogers, Esera Tuaolo, Wade Davis, Jr., David Kopay, as well as out Minnesota Lynx player Seimone Augustus.
We can't get enough of Robbie Rogers. Robbie is the scruffy, doe-eyed pro American soccer player who plays for LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer. Rogers kicked down the closet door in February 2013, making him the second male footballer in Britain to do so after Justin Fashanu in 1990. As a winger and left back for Galaxy, he became the first out gay man to compete in a top American pro sports league, and he's been unapologetically fighting for queer rights ever since. Pride has everything you need to know about the hunky soccer star.