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The Advocate brings readers the latest news from the world of gay sports. Follow the most recent developments about the people, policies, and players who are shaping national and international dialogue about athletes and the LGBT community. Read about Michael Sam, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner, Darren Young, Johnny Weir, Fallon Fox, and more luminaries of the gay sports arena who are trailblazers in basketball, football, soccer, baseball, hockey, tennis, swimming, track, and golf. Find out about upcoming and past Olympic Games, and how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender athletes are helping to advance the marathon of equality on an international scale.
Lesbian Basketballers Sue Pepperdine for Discrimination
December 19 2014 7:11 PM ET

Lesbian Basketballers Sue Pepperdine for Discrimination

Annie Hollenbeck

Two women say their coach and others harassed them and wanted them off the team at the Christian university.

Op-ed: Why 'I Can't Breathe' Does Belong on the Basketball Court
December 18 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why 'I Can't Breathe' Belongs on the Basketball Court

Paulo Senra

Some say sports isn't political, but one athlete argues the opposite.

A Double Life No More: Top College Swimmer Comes Out
December 17 2014 4:28 PM ET

A Double Life No More: Top College Swimmer Comes Out

Annie Hollenbeck

Olympic hopeful Tom Luchsinger writes about the forces that kept him in the closet and why he decided to come out.

Wis. School District Voluntarily Adopts Trans-Inclusive Athletics Policy
December 17 2014 2:46 PM ET

Wis. School District Voluntarily Adopts Trans-Inclusive Policy

Mitch Kellaway

A Wisconsin school district has adopted a trans-inclusive athletics policy this week — before any trans students came forward to request the change.

WATCH: Michael Sam Shares Story for #IAmUnbroken Campaign
December 15 2014 5:43 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Shares Story for #IAmUnbroken Campaign

Annie Hollenbeck

Sam tells a story of resilience in the face of disappointment as part of a video campaign launched in conjunction with the new film Unbroken.

UFC Fighter Anderson Silva: I’m Not Gay, But I Still Could Be
December 13 2014 8:00 AM ET

MMA Fighter: I’m Not Gay, But I Still Could Be

Annie Hollenbeck

UFC fighter Anderson Silva says he was bullied as a child because people thought he was gay — and he's still keeping the possibility open that he might discover he is someday.

Who Was the First Person Robbie Rogers Came Out To?
December 10 2014 7:11 PM ET

Who Was the First Person Robbie Rogers Came Out To?

Annie Hollenbeck

The MLS Cup champion tells his funny and random coming-out story.

December 10 2014 1:39 PM ET

Olympic Figure Skater Eric Radford Comes Out

He's the first elite skater to come out during the height of his career.

Op-ed: The Race Toward Olympic Equality Is Not Finished
December 10 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Race Toward Olympic Equality Is Not Finished

Laura Clise

The amendment to protect gay athletes in the Olympic charter is a big step forward for the LGBT community, but it still falls short of the finish line.

10 LGBT Athletes Who Prove We're Real Toughies
December 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

10 LGBT Athletes Who Prove We're Real Toughies

Annie Hollenbeck

We're kicking butt and taking names!

Will Olympic Committee's New Rules Influence Antigay Host Countries?
December 08 2014 6:51 PM ET

Will Olympic Committee's New Rules Influence Antigay Host Countries?

Michelle Garcia

The International Olympic Committee voted in favor of 40 new rules, including one that protects people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Will that help LGB athletes?

Musical About Queer Athlete Gets NEA Grant
December 08 2014 2:03 PM ET

Musical About Queer Athlete Gets NEA Grant

Brandon Voss

Chicago's About Face Theatre has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to develop a musical about late Olympian Babe Didrikson.

Robbie Rogers's L.A. Galaxy Wins Soccer Championship
December 07 2014 8:54 PM ET

Robbie Rogers's L.A. Galaxy Wins Soccer Championship

Trudy Ring

The win makes the Rogers 'the first publicly out male athlete to win a big-time team pro sports title in the United States,' Outsports notes.

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