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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.
11 Tweets From Those of Us Who Only Watched The Halftime Show

11 Tweets From Those of Us Who Only Watched Halftime

Gay comedians live-tweeted the Super Bowl — or, what they thought were the important parts.

WATCH: Gay Lovers Featured in Moving Super Bowl Commercial

WATCH: Gay Lovers in Moving Super Bowl Commercial

Look out for this LGBT-inclusive 30-second ad, which was created by Australian jeweler Michael Hill.

10 of the Weirdest, Wildest Super Bowl Halftime Shows

10 of the Weirdest, Wildest Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Up With People! Carol Channing! Diana Ross on a helicopter! The Super Bowl halftime show is often a bizarre and kind of gay affair.

WATCH: Brittney Griner Choose a Wedding Dress for Her Fiancee

WATCH: Brittney Griner Picks Wedding Dress for Fiancee

The basketball star admits to not being a natural inside bridal shops.

#TBT: What I Know About Football

#TBT: What I Know About Football

Now, that's the one with the pointy ball, right?

WATCH: Super Bowl Ads, the Best and the Worst

WATCH: Super Bowl Ads, the Best and the Worst

We're eager to see what LGBT representation there will be in ads airing during the Super Bowl this Sunday — and if we'll be deflated by stereotypes or puffed up over ads that get it right. Here are the good and bad of Super Bowl ads past.

Robbie Rogers Blasts FIFA For Supporting Russia, Qatar

Robbie Rogers Slams World Cup Over Antigay Hosts

The out soccer star is furious where the international governing body of soccer chose to host the next two World Cups.

Trans Student Says University Staff Harassed, Kicked Him Out of Locker Room

Trans Student Says Univ. Staff Ejected Him From Locker Room

A.T. Furuya says he was berated by both a schoolmate and gym staff, who allegedly told him to leave the locker room despite San Diego State's clear nondiscrimination policy.

Troy Aikman Still Upset by Gay Rumor; Not His Chosen 'Lifestyle'

Troy Aikman Still Upset by Gay Rumor; Not His Chosen 'Lifestyle'

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback remains angry about the rumor in a 1996 book, and he calls being gay 'a lifestyle people choose.'

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