Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?
September 23 2014 3:00 PM ET

Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?

Annie Hollenbeck

With the nation's extreme climate issues, migrant worker problems, and criminalization of homosexuality, Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup is not looking good.

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol
July 13 2014 6:12 AM ET

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol

How one LGBT fan found empowerment through her favorite team, which happens to be in the World Cup final Sunday.

Russian Priest: Colorful Shoes Make Soccer a Gay Abomination
July 07 2014 3:00 PM ET

Russian Priest: Colorful Shoes Make Soccer a Gay Abomination

Michelle Garcia

The hairstyles and shoes soccer players wear apparently make the sport an 'abomination.'

FIFA Officials Can't Even Agree On What Constitutes Homophobia at World Cup
July 03 2014 8:00 PM ET

FIFA Execs Can't Agree On What World Cup Homophobia Looks Like

Thom Senzee

Two of the top officials at soccer's world governing body see homophobic slurs at matches through vastly different lenses.

World Cup: In The Locker Room
June 28 2014 6:36 AM ET

World Cup: In The Locker Room

Michelle Garcia

Thanks, Instagram, for giving us a peek into what's going on off the field in Brazil.

Mexican, Brazilian Teams May Face Penalties for Slur-Slinging Fans
June 19 2014 3:08 PM ET

World Cup Teams May Face Penalties for Slur-Slinging Fans

Annie Hollenbeck

Two teams competing in the World Cup are under investigation after their fans used slurs against opponents.

World Cup Players, Fans Urged to Stop the Slurs
June 17 2014 2:10 PM ET

World Cup Players, Fans Urged to Stop the Slurs

Annie Hollenbeck

Now that the World Cup is under way, the attitude on the field and in the stands must be addressed.

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