Robbie Rogers Thanks World Cup Star Thomas Hitzlsperger for Coming Out

By: Alex Panisch

In a touching essay in The Guardian, openly gay soccer star and OUT100 honoree Robbie Rogers thanked German soccer star Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out.

Rogers writes, in part, “I could never have imagined that Thomas was gay too, but it would have made a world of difference to me if I had known, just as young gay athletes around the world will be inspired now by Thomas's courageous decision to come forward and share the truth about his life.”

Read the full Guardian piece here.