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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.
Russian Priest: Colorful Shoes Make Soccer a Gay Abomination
July 07 2014 2:00 PM ET

Russian Priest: Colorful Shoes Make Soccer a Gay Abomination

Michelle Garcia

The hairstyles and shoes soccer players wear apparently make the sport an 'abomination.'

FIFA Officials Can't Even Agree On What Constitutes Homophobia at World Cup
July 03 2014 7:00 PM ET

FIFA Execs Can't Agree On What World Cup Homophobia Looks Like

Thom Senzee

Two of the top officials at soccer's world governing body see homophobic slurs at matches through vastly different lenses.

Univision, ESPN Condemn But Still Air Antigay Slurs at World Cup
June 30 2014 2:13 PM ET

Univision, ESPN Condemn But Still Air Antigay Slurs

Daniel Reynolds

Univision and ESPN have condemned the use of antigay slurs by World Cup fans, but the networks continue to not mute the words in their broadcasts.

World Cup: In The Locker Room
June 28 2014 5:36 AM ET

World Cup: In The Locker Room

Michelle Garcia

Thanks, Instagram, for giving us a peek into what's going on off the field in Brazil.

Mexican, Brazilian Teams May Face Penalties for Slur-Slinging Fans
June 19 2014 2:08 PM ET

World Cup Teams May Face Penalties for Slur-Slinging Fans

Annie Hollenbeck

Two teams competing in the World Cup are under investigation after their fans used slurs against opponents.

June 19 2014 8:31 AM ET

Judy Shepard to Present Jason Collins With Trailblazer Award

Edith Windsor, Roberta Kaplan, and Orange Is the New Black also to be honored

June 18 2014 1:10 PM ET

California School District Wins Battle For Equality in Girls' Sports

View at SheWired.com

 Girls at a middle school in Pasadena won't be relegated to only cheering for the boys now.

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box
June 18 2014 12:13 PM ET

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box

Annie Hollenbeck

Antigay congressman Schock did not appear on a box of cereal made by a company that has been increasingly supportive of its LGBT workers.

World Cup Players, Fans Urged to Stop the Slurs
June 17 2014 1:10 PM ET

World Cup Players, Fans Urged to Stop the Slurs

Annie Hollenbeck

Now that the World Cup is under way, the attitude on the field and in the stands must be addressed.

Michael Sam's Adorable Instagram Moments
June 17 2014 4:03 AM ET

Michael Sam's Adorable Instagram Moments

Annie Hollenbeck

Let's celebrate Michael Sam being signed with the Rams by reminiscing over his most adorable Instagram moments from the last year.

Michael Sam Signed by St. Louis Rams
June 13 2014 5:16 PM ET

Michael Sam Signed by St. Louis Rams

Annie Hollenbeck

The first openly gay man drafted by the NFL was offered a four-year, $2.65 million contract.

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