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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.
Final Four Coaches, University Officials Weigh In on Indiana's RFRA

Final Four Coaches, University Officials Weigh In on Indiana's RFRA

Officials with the schools competing in this weekend's NCAA finals are speaking out on Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The Unbelievable Story of Gay Basketball Player Chased Away by Other Team

Gay Basketball Player Chased Away by Other Team

Dalton Maldonado endured homophobic slurs, threats, and a car chase after coming out at a recent high school basketball tournament.

Charles Barkley: Move Final Four Out of Indiana

Charles Barkley: Move Final Four Out of Indiana

Should big sports events leave states where it's legal to discriminate against LGBT fans and players?

Michigan Woman Sues Planet Fitness Over Trans-Inclusive Locker Room

Woman Sues Planet Fitness Over Trans-Inclusive Policy

Yvette Cormier claims she suffered emotional damage after sharing a gym locker room with a trans woman who entered briefly to hang up her coat.

EuroGames Stockholm Announces World’s First LGBT Ultra Marathon

At 31 miles, it’s the first LGBT-friendly race of its kind

LISTEN: Satan's Behind Marriage Equality, Says Former NFL Star

LISTEN: Satan's Behind Marriage Equality, Says Former NFL Star

Craig James wonders if sports teams' endorsement of equal marriage rights will silence players with opposing views.

Michigan's Planet Fitness 'Controversy' Echoes National Debate on Trans Access

Planet Fitness Revokes Membership of Transphobic Woman

Yvette Cormier returned four days in a row to warn women away from the locker room, because she had seen a trans woman use it once. On the fifth day, Cormier wasn't allowed to come back.

Vanessa Selbst, Poker's $10 Million Out Superstar, Tells Women to Go All In

Poker's $10 Million Out Superstar Tells Women to Go All In

When she's not busy becoming the most successful female poker player of all time, Vanessa Selbst squeezes in some time for social justice.

#TBT: How Gay Is Wrestling?

#TBT: How Gay Is Wrestling?

OK, we really want to believe all you wrestlers out there that it is really a legitimate sport. But then we looked at the evidence.

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