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Leeds United: Robbie Rogers Becomes Marching Out Together Patron

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Former midfielder links up with fan group.

Following the recent successful launch of MarchingOutTogether, the group for LGBT fans of Leeds United and their friends, in the next exciting development, the organisation have announced the appointment of Robbie Rogers as a patron of the group.

Andrew Harrison, co-founder of the group said: "As a gay man, a former Leeds United player and a USA international currently playing for LA Galaxy, Robbie is an obvious choice to raise the profile of MarchingOutTogether.

"We believe his support will help us achieve our objectives of making Elland Road a more welcoming place for LGBT supporters and assist us in joining the fight against homophobia and other discrimination in football generally. Thank you Robbie".

In offering his support to the group Robbie Rogers said: "I am delighted to accept the invitation to become a patron of MarchingOutTogether and to renew my connection with Leeds United.

“I received a warm welcome from the Leeds fans before a match, when I returned to Elland Road a few years ago, as an openly gay man, but football still faces a huge challenge to overcome homophobia in all parts of the game.

“I am passionate about playing my role in combating homophobia and other forms of discrimination in sport and football generally and I believe the recent growth of LGBT fan groups is an important part of this campaign.

“I would like to wish MarchingOutTogether every success and I look forward to playing my part as their patron.”