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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.
David Denson, Minor Leaguer in Brewers' System, Comes Out

David Denson, Minor Leaguer in Brewers' System, Comes Out

This makes him the first openly gay player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.

Michael Sam Leaving Pro Football, Cites Mental Health Concerns

Michael Sam Quits Football, Cites Mental Health Concerns

Sam announced his departure from the Montreal Alouettes in a series of tweets Friday night.

Growing Support for Out Kentucky High School Basketball Player Omitted From Yearbook

Support Grows for Out H.S. Athlete Omitted From Yearbook

Even a late-night network TV comic has added his voice in support of the young man from Kentucky, whose name and photograph didn't appear in the senior yearbook alongside those of his teammates.

PHOTOS: The (Gay) Boys of Summer

PHOTOS: The (Gay) Boys of Summer

The 2015 Gay Softball World Series will bring more than 5,000 players, coaches, and fans from more than 200 teams and 43 cities to Columbus, OH.

WATCH: Michael Sam's Return to Football

WATCH: Michael Sam's Return to Football

After abruptly leaving the Montreal Alouettes, the out player returns for his first game.

Former Sportscaster Sues, Says Fox Fired Him for Antigay Religious Beliefs

Former Sportscaster Sues, Says Fox Fired Him for Antigay Religious Beliefs

Craig James claims Fox Sports didn't care for the antigay comments he made while seeking political office.

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