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.

By coming out, 40-year-old Brian Anderson is the first openly gay skateboarder to compete at the mainstream level.

September 28 2016 11:50 AM

The new home of the NBA team, the Golden 1 Center, is believed to be the first major stadium to have all-gender bathrooms.

September 27 2016 7:47 PM

The women's game of rugby sevens took the world by storm in Rio, but it is still catching up with the men in terms of pay parity. 

12:12 AM

This is yet another major blow to the state after similar decisions by the NBA and NCAA.

September 16 2016 1:45 PM

Elena Delle Donne, the out Olympian and WNBA MVP, says she received official permission to take the medication identified in her hacked records. 

September 14 2016 5:53 PM

This comes a month after the NBA pulled the All-Star Game from Charlotte in protest of House Bill 2.

September 13 2016 2:34 PM

Although the 2016 Paralympics will be the last for lesbian wheelchair sprinter Marikee Vervoort, she still has a long bucket list to accomplish before she takes advantage of Belgium's legal euthanasia. 

September 07 2016 10:23 PM