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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.
UFC Fighter Anderson Silva: I’m Not Gay, But I Still Could Be

MMA Fighter: I’m Not Gay, But I Still Could Be

UFC fighter Anderson Silva says he was bullied as a child because people thought he was gay — and he's still keeping the possibility open that he might discover he is someday.

Who Was the First Person Robbie Rogers Came Out To?

Who Was the First Person Robbie Rogers Came Out To?

The MLS Cup champion tells his funny and random coming-out story.

Olympic Figure Skater Eric Radford Comes Out

He's the first elite skater to come out during the height of his career.

Op-ed: The Race Toward Olympic Equality Is Not Finished

Op-ed: Race Toward Olympic Equality Is Not Finished

The amendment to protect gay athletes in the Olympic charter is a big step forward for the LGBT community, but it still falls short of the finish line.

10 LGBT Athletes Who Prove We're Real Toughies

10 LGBT Athletes Who Prove We're Real Toughies

We're kicking butt and taking names!

Will Olympic Committee's New Rules Influence Antigay Host Countries?

Will Olympic Committee's New Rules Influence Antigay Host Countries?

The International Olympic Committee voted in favor of 40 new rules, including one that protects people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Will that help LGB athletes?

Musical About Queer Athlete Gets NEA Grant

Musical About Queer Athlete Gets NEA Grant

Chicago's About Face Theatre has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to develop a musical about late Olympian Babe Didrikson.

Robbie Rogers's L.A. Galaxy Wins Soccer Championship

Robbie Rogers's L.A. Galaxy Wins Soccer Championship

The win makes the Rogers 'the first publicly out male athlete to win a big-time team pro sports title in the United States,' Outsports notes.

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

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

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

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

Our favorite naked athletes from across the pond are back!

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