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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.
Michael Sam Signed to Montreal Alouettes
May 22 2015 2:19 PM ET

Michael Sam Will Play for Canada's Montreal Alouettes

The 25-year-old defensive end will suit up for a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes starting next month.

Priest at Catholic University Says He Was Fired for Pro-LGBT Statement

Priest Says University Fired Him for Pro-LGBT Statement

Rev. Warren Hall lost his job at Seton Hall University, which just recruited an openly gay basketball player.

UFC Women's Champ: 'I Wouldn't Refuse' to Fight a Trans Athlete

UFC Women's Champ: 'I Wouldn't Refuse' to Fight Trans Athlete

Ronda Rousey has walked back last year's comments on not fighting Fallon Fox due to the trans woman's supposed 'unfair' physical advantage — a claim debunked by medical experts.

Meet 13 Emerging Leaders in Social Justice Selected as Arcus Fellows

Meet Tomorrow's Social Justice Leaders

Get to know the 2015 Arcus Foundation Fellows who are on their way to becoming tomorrow's diversity leaders.

STUDY: American Sports Are the Most Homophobic and Unsafe

STUDY: American Sports Are the Most Homophobic

Of all the English-speaking countries surveyed, LGB people are most unsafe in the United States, the study finds.

University Cuts Football Player Charged With Assaulting Gay Couple

Police: Player Caught On Camera Beating Gays

Police in West Virginia arrested a Marshall University athlete after two gay men reported he beat them for kissing in public. The couple captured the assault on video.

Meet the Same-Sex Couple Who Made Dodger Stadium Swoon

Meet the Gay Couple Who Made Dodger Stadium Swoon

Husbands Steven and Rick Simone-Friedland shared a sweet kiss at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. What happened next was totally unexpected.

WATCH: Dodger Stadium Reacts to Same-Sex Couple on Kiss Cam

WATCH: This Adorable Couple on Dodgers' Kiss Cam

A same-sex couple found themselves on the Kiss Cam at Dodger Stadium Saturday and did what any baseball fan would do.

Mayweather, Pacquiao: Two Checkered Pasts on LGBTs, One with Women

Mayweather, Pacquiao's Checkered Past with LGBTs

Some say Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao should have fought five years ago. But you don't have to go that far back to find each man's homophobic past.

Kris Humphries Blames Vague Tweet, Supports Bruce Jenner
April 25 2015 12:43 PM ET

Kris Humphries Blames Vague Tweet, Supports Bruce Jenner

With Bruce Jenner coming out as a transgender woman, Kris Humphries seemed to say he's glad to no longer be part of the family.

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