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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.
Major League Baseball Hires Billy Bean, Honors Gay Legend
July 15 2014 2:46 PM ET

Major League Baseball Hires Billy Bean, Honors Gay Legend

Michelle Garcia

At the All-Star festivities Tuesday, commissioner Bud Selig makes a major announcement to prove baseball's dedication to inclusiveness.

Yankees' Torre Flexes His Ally Muscle
July 15 2014 1:06 PM ET

Yankees' Torre Flexes His Ally Muscle

Michelle Garcia

As fans gather at the MLB All-Star game this summer, Yankee legend Joe Torre pledges to help end homophobia.

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Release Investigation Data on Team Homophobia
July 15 2014 11:19 AM ET July 15 2014 1:28 PM ET

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Share Investigation of Team Homophobia

Michelle Garcia

A year after Chris Kluwe was cut from the Minnesota Vikings and possibly blacklisted from the NFL, an internal investigation into the team will not be released, despite promises to do so.

Title VII Awakening
July 15 2014 3:00 AM ET

Title VII Awakening

Kerry Eleveld

While the advancement of transgender Americans has sometimes been viewed as dependent upon the success of the broader LGBT movement, workplace protections are one place where trans Americans are pioneering a whole new area of the law—and lesbians, gays, and bisexuals appear to be following their lead.

July 14 2014 4:25 PM ET

MLB to Make Announcement About Homophobia in Baseball

The MLB will make an announcement about homophobia in baseball before the All-Star Game Tuesday.

WATCH: Meet the Trans Woman Taking the BMX World By Storm
July 14 2014 11:05 AM ET

WATCH: Meet the Trans Woman Taking the BMX World By Storm

Mitch Kellaway

Chelsea Fietsgodin wowed the BMX scene when she first released footage of herself riding, and in a recent interview she has messages for her detractors and for other women in sports.

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out
July 13 2014 4:10 PM ET

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out

Trudy Ring

Some criticize the Olympic champion swimmer for waiting, but most of the reaction is positive.

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol
July 13 2014 5:12 AM ET

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol

How one LGBT fan found empowerment through her favorite team, which happens to be in the World Cup final Sunday.

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out
July 12 2014 12:48 PM ET

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out

Trudy Ring

After years of speculation that he is gay, Thorpe confirms it in an interview to be broadcast on Australian TV Sunday night.

July 11 2014 3:58 PM ET

Texas Sportscaster Dale Hansen On Why He's a Michael Sam Ally

After defending him, Hansen has become an in-demand ally of the LGBT community

Right-Winger Suggests Michael Sam Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
July 10 2014 2:27 PM ET

Right-Winger Suggests Michael Sam Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Sunnivie Brydum

Notorious homophobe Peter LaBarbera warned the NFL rookie that he should seek notoriety for his football skills, not his 'troubling' sexuality.

Football Player Comes Out to Celebrate Independence Day
July 09 2014 12:16 PM ET

Football Player Comes Out to Celebrate Independence Day

Michelle Garcia

After finding a support system with new rugby teammates, a former college player who came close to playing in the pros comes out.

July 08 2014 3:56 PM ET

Meet the Velvet Gloves: An All-Gay Boxing Group

Ready for a 'luxury boxing experience' tailored to the cultural sensibilities of an urban gay male?

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