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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.

Saying the 2016 Summer Games are getting off to a rocky start is the understatement of the century. But some are trying to see the positives.

July 13 2016 6:16 AM

Off-duty police officers abandoned their posts at a Minnesota Lynx game after players wore apparel with slogans that protested racial profiling.

July 12 2016 7:47 PM

She's the Ultimate Fighting Championship's first out lesbian champion, but will she take on the first transgender MMA fighter, Fallon Fox? 

July 12 2016 1:26 PM

“If you want to vote for someone who has LGBT rights [in mind], vote for Hillary,” Sam told TMZ Sports. 

July 05 2016 12:54 PM

The former NFL quarterback interrupted his Bahamas vacation to see Rodney Sumter, his high school teammate and now a bartender, one of the 53 wounded in the nightclub shooting.

June 24 2016 1:19 AM Updated

The national Mexican soccer team is pleading with fans to "just stop it."

June 23 2016 9:20 PM

Watch Serena Williams express her frustrations with help from a male victim. 

June 20 2016 6:34 PM
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