Just after Team USA won the World Cup, professional soccer player Ella Masar won the heart of her new wife, Canada's star goalkeeper Erin McLeod.
As a way to raise awareness about the Colombian transgender community and help eliminate transphobia, a group of transgender women formed a soccer team.
Although there will be no openly out players in the 2014 World Cup, a recent poll suggests that majority of fans are ready for a change.
The manager of one of world's most prominent soccer clubs, in a recent interview, expressed his support for gay soccer players.
Although these athlete will not participate in the World Cup in Brazil, it is important to highlight key athletes as they help pave the pave for equality in sports all over the world.
In 2011, Jaiyah Saelua of American Samoa became the first openly transgender person to play in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. Her performance in the match was instrumental to breaking the American Samoan team's losing streak by clearing a goal-bound ball from the opposing team and preserving their first ever win.
An openly gay British soccer player speaks out about Thomas Hitzlsperger's coming out story hoping it would influence other athletes to come out as well.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America pushes towards equality in sports by launching the "Gay, Lesbian and Ally" website. The site offers many useful resources to help make sports more inclusive of the LGBT athletes.