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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.
Another Lap for Michael Phelps’s Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend
November 26 2014 2:52 PM ET

Another Lap for Michael Phelps’s Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend

Dawn Ennis

The intersex 'cougar' has been the focus of uninformed tabloid coverage, but she appears to have willingly stepped into the spotlight.

Robbie Rogers's Memoir Kicks Around Depression, Redemption, And Coming Out
November 24 2014 5:00 AM ET

Robbie Rogers' Second Life

Michelle Garcia

Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers has found success in his sport after coming out, but he had to deal with plenty of internal demons to get there.

Jason Collins Announces Retirement
November 19 2014 3:37 PM ET

Jason Collins Announces Retirement

Annie Hollenbeck

Collins, the first openly gay active player in a major men's pro team sport, is ending his basketball career.

IOC Proposes Gay-Inclusive Antibias Language for Olympic Charter
November 18 2014 6:36 PM ET

IOC Proposes Gay-Inclusive Antibias Language for Olympic Charter

Annie Hollenbeck

The proposal, announced today, is one of 40 recommendations the International Olympic Committee will vote on in December.

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year
November 18 2014 5:04 PM ET

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year

Annie Hollenbeck

The first openly gay NFL draftee gets yet another honor.

This Out Man Just Made College Basketball History
November 15 2014 12:31 PM ET

This Out Man Just Made College Basketball History

Lucas Grindley

Derrick Gordon made college basketball history and has his sights set on the NBA draft.

Soccer: Robbie Rogers Will Stay in Los Angeles
November 14 2014 2:55 PM ET

Soccer: Robbie Rogers Will Stay in Los Angeles

Annie Hollenbeck

Rogers, the only openly gay player in America's professional soccer league, will stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Op-ed: The NFL’s Uphill Cultural Battle Starts With Its Subtle Bigotry
November 13 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: NFL Only Starting on Uphill Cultural Battle

Annie Hollenbeck

The NFL faces an uphill cultural battle, when there are still figures involved, like Deion Sanders, who believe being gay is a choice.

The Moment Johnny Weir Cried in Sochi
November 13 2014 6:00 AM ET

The Moment Johnny Weir Cried in Sochi

Annie Hollenbeck

Olympian and gay ice skater Johnny Weir on his love for Russia, that one time he called LGBT activists 'idiots' (and then apologized), and the importance of a great pair of leggings.

Gay Square Dancers Do-Si-Do to Their Own Beat
November 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

Gay Square Dancers Do-Si-Do to Their Own Beat

Michelle Garcia

Grab your partner — it's time to get down.

Robbie Rogers to Present Guardian Award at Outfest Legacy Awards
November 07 2014 12:16 PM ET

Robbie Rogers to Present Guardian Award at Outfest Legacy Awards

Annie Hollenbeck

Out soccer player Robbie Rogers will present an award to denim maker Levi's

Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner Faces Knife Attacker in China
November 05 2014 3:34 PM ET

Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner Faces Knife Attack

Annie Hollenbeck

Brittney Griner, who is playing basketball in China, was attacked by a man with a knife this week.

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