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Student Athlete Booted From Christian College
June 04 2014 1:20 PM ET

Student Athlete Booted From Christian College

Annie Hollenbeck

Right before graduating, a nationally ranked college athlete was kicked out of school for having a relationship with another man.

June 03 2014 5:29 PM ET

Gay Athletes Celebrated in YouTube 'Proud To Play' Video

And 5 Other Things You Need to Know Today

Love Travels, With Help From Jason Collins and His BF
June 03 2014 3:05 AM ET

Love Travels, With Help From Jason Collins and His BF

Advocate.com Editors

Take a gander at the new inclusivity campaign from Marriott hotels.

June 02 2014 1:10 PM ET

1 Year Later: Jason Collins Is Living—and Leading—an Authentic Life

He says the welcoming spirit was extended to his boyfriend off the court.

Poll: Most Soccer Fans Ready for Gay Player
June 02 2014 1:08 PM ET

Poll: Soccer Fans Asked If They're Ready for Gay Player

Annie Hollenbeck

In many European countries, a majority of football fans say they would support a gay player.

PHOTOS: Changing the Tide for Gay Surfers
June 02 2014 6:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Changing the Tide for Gay Surfers

Christopher Harrity

A new documentary follows two gay surfers as they uncover a taboo in surfing.

Olympic Luger John Fennell Comes Out as Gay
May 29 2014 5:18 PM ET

Olympic Luger John Fennell Comes Out as Gay

Annie Hollenbeck

A Canadian Olympian said it felt liberating to finally come out to friends, family, and the world.

Emily Nkosi, Like Griner, Says Baylor Was a Homophobic Environment
May 29 2014 1:58 PM ET

Emily Nkosi, Like Griner, Says Baylor Was a Homophobic Environment

Annie Hollenbeck

Another former player for Baylor's women's basketball team says she felt trapped in a homophobic environment during her time there.

WNBA Becomes First American Pro League to Target LGBT Fans
May 28 2014 1:40 PM ET

WNBA Becomes First American Pro League to Target LGBT Fans

Annie Hollenbeck

In tandem with pride season, the WNBA will officially embrace its LGBT fans.

Berlin: Gareth Thomas Trains With Gay Team
May 28 2014 7:00 AM ET

Berlin: Gareth Thomas Trains With Gay Team

Michelle Garcia

Openly gay rugby player Gareth Thomas gets rough with the Berlin Bruisers, Germany's first all-gay (and straight-friendly) rugby team.

Praying the Gay Away — For Our Coach
May 27 2014 3:12 AM ET

Praying the Gay Away — For Our Coach

Kate Fagan

When some Christian basketball players learn their coach is a lesbian, they turn to prayer.

Being the Closeted Player on the Christian Basketball Team
May 27 2014 3:11 AM ET

Being the Closeted Player on the Christian Basketball Team

Michelle Garcia

Journalist Kate Fagan gives a glimpse of the life of a closeted athlete, surrounded by devout Christian teammates.

A Kiss-In, for All Those Michael Sam Haters
May 20 2014 5:30 AM ET

A Kiss-In, for All Those Michael Sam Haters

Advocate.com Editors

Some apparently can't stand seeing two people of the same sex kiss publicly. But one online protest suggests maybe what the squeamish really need are more chances to get used to it.

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