Sports

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.
WATCH: How This 12-Year-Old Lacrosse Player Found His Courage

WATCH: How a 12-Year-Old Athlete Found His Courage

ESPN's SportsCenter discovers of how a trailblazing athlete helped a young player find his own strength, a decade after the former lacrosse player first came out.

Op-ed: Michael Sam Helps Therapy Come Out of the Closet

Michael Sam Helps Therapy Come Out of the Closet

The out football player is leaving the sport, citing mental health concerns. Sam deserves support, not snickers.

South Dakota Keeps Trans-Inclusive School Sports Policy

South Dakota Keeps Trans-Inclusive School Sports Policy

However, legislators may challenge it — even trying to require genital exams.

South Dakota Legislator Wants to Look at Transgender Students' Genitals

Show Me Your Genitals Before You Play Ball

A South Dakota legislator wants transgender athletes to show their birth certificate and undergo a genital exam before they can compete.

PHOTOS: Pitchers, Catchers, and Grand Slams at the GSWS

PHOTOS: Pitchers, Catchers, and Grand Slams at the GSWS

Columbus, Ohio, was jam-packed with 185 teams and over 5,000 jocks, coaches, and ball boys for the Gay Softball World Series.

STUDY: Homophobia Rampant in U.S. Sports

Sports Study Ranks USA #1 in Homophobia

The study found a stark contrast between how gay men and lesbians come out to teammates and coaches.

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