From Stonewall to Wonderwall: Soccer & LGBTQ Pride | The Movement

At the moment, Minnesota United midfielder Collin Martin is the only active, openly gay professional athlete in the 5 major men's sports leagues. Yet he is not alone.

Robbie Rogers, Michael Sam, Jason Collins, and Scott Frantz are other pro athletes that have come out during or after their careers in sports. Moreover, there are countless sports fans and supporters of LGBTQ Pride that make their voices heard across the country on Pride Nights and events.

However, with support in the stands, why are there not more open gay athletes on the field? Former MLS player Calen Carr visits Minnesota to discuss this topic and more with the likes of Collin Martin, Ike Opara, and others in the Twin Cities. 

Along the way he explores the often overlooked history of LGTBQ community, the strides that have been made since events like the Stonewall Riots of 1969, and the work still left to be done.

MUSIC CREDITS

Song: Sail Away
Artist: Minnesota
Label: Vital Management
Website: www.minnmusic.com 

Song: Always Meant
Artist: Paper Tiger
Label: Doomtree Records, LLC
Website: www.doomtree.net/papertiger/

Song: Digging in Fire
Artist: Paper Tiger
Label: Doomtree Records, LLC
Website: www.doomtree.net/papertiger/

Song: Ethereal Moments
Artist: Dreamer's Delight
Label: Warpath Group
Website: www.warpathgroup.com/artists/dreamers-delight/

Song: Ready
Artist: Lazerbeak
Label: Doomtree Records, LLC
Website: www.doomtree.net/lazerbeak/

Song: Restreat
Artist: Lazerbeak
Label: Doomtree Records, LLC
Website: www.doomtree.net/lazerbeak/

PHOTO CREDITS

All photos were provided listed below were creative commons. Photos were used in animations throughout the episode.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rainbow_Flag_Gay_Pride_New_York_2008.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:We_Resist_at_the_Queer_Liberation_March.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rainbow_flag_and_blue_skies.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gilbert_Baker_during_SF_Pride_2012_(hi-res).jpg

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