Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

When Robbie Rogers took the field with the LA Galaxy on May 26, he did so as the first openly gay male to play in a U.S. professional league.

Rogers came out to the world in February in a post that also announced his retirement. He talks about the rush of emotions he felt when drafting that message as well as his decision to return to professional soccer in a new interview with CBS This Morning.

Asked how his coming out might impact other LGBT athletes, Rogers says: "Once athletes realize that they won't be treated any differently and that they'll be judged on their performance just like any athlete, then they'll all feel free to be open with people."

Check out the interview below.

Don't miss a post

Sign up for RSS feeds

Have a news tip?

Share it with us

Community discussion

Read the guidelines