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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.
WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy
December 06 2014 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy

Mitch Kellaway

Emotions ran high at this week's meeting of the Minnesota State High School League as the board voted on a trans-inclusive policy that's ignited national debate.

Warwick Rowers 2015: Naked For You, Me, And Every LGBT
December 05 2014 5:28 PM ET

Warwick Rowers 2015: Naked For You, Me, And Every LGBT

Levi Chambers

Our favorite naked athletes from across the pond are back!

Baseball: Torii Hunter Blasts Reporter For Marriage Equality Question
December 04 2014 6:30 PM ET

Outfielder Torii Hunter Snaps Over Marriage Equality Question

Annie Hollenbeck

Outfielder Torii Hunter snapped back at a reporter who asked him questions about his opposition to marriage equality

Michael Sam on NFL Status: “I Don’t Think It Had To Do With Talent”
December 03 2014 8:16 PM ET

Michael Sam: 'I Don’t Think It Had To Do With Talent'

Annie Hollenbeck

A slightly distracted Michael Sam says his status as a football player is not based on his abilities on the field.

Baseball Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out as Gay
December 02 2014 2:39 PM ET

Baseball Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out as Gay

Annie Hollenbeck

Veteran professional baseball umpire Dale Scott says he felt the time was right to let the world know he is gay.

Second Transphobic Ad Hits Press as Minn. Debates Student Athlete Policy
December 01 2014 7:04 PM ET

Minn. Paper Publishes Transphobic Ad — Again

Dawn Ennis

The ad is designed to stoke the unfounded fear that transgender athletes will take cisgender (nontrans) girls' places on school teams.

Greg Louganis Has Some Advice For You
November 29 2014 1:07 PM ET

Greg Louganis Has Some Advice For You

Annie Hollenbeck

Olympian Greg Louganis's life has been full of achievements, and he thinks more of us can be like him if we live our truth.

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.

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