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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.
PHOTOS: The Mud, Sweat, and Glory of the Bingham Cup

PHOTOS: The Mud, Sweat, and Glory of the Bingham Cup

The Bingham Cup began on Friday in Sydney. Here's some shots on the field of the guys getting ready.

Harry Styles Rocks A Michael Sam Jersey At St. Louis Concert

One Direction-er Stands With Sam

Michael Sam's high-selling jersey made its way to a One Direction concert this week.

Rams Coach, Players Still Leery After ESPN's Michael Sam Shower Report

Rams Coach, Players Still Leery After ESPN's Michael Sam Shower Report

ESPN apologized publicly for its report about Michael Sam's showering habits, but coach Jeff Fischer and others involved with the Rams still say the report was out of line.

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says 'Daily Show'

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says Daily Show

Skewering recent ESPN coverage, a Daily Show correspondent says Sam's teammates are disappointed he isn't engaging in sexually suggestive horseplay with them.

Op-ed: Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits

Let's Not Report on Michael Sam's Showering Habits

Michael Sam is gay. Gay people shower. It's that simple.

WATCH: Michael Sam Sacks 'Johnny Football,' Making Case For Full Roster

WATCH: Michael Sam Sacks 'Johnny Football'

Michael Sam made a little jab at fellow rookie Johnny Manziel after he sacked him this weekend.

40 Under 40: Kate Fagan Brings LGBT Athletes to Mainstream Audiences

Kate Fagan Brings LGBT Athletes to Mainstream Audiences

The Messengers: ESPN writer Kate Fagan is using the power of words to elevate the names and stories of LGBT athletes in a way that makes them seem larger than life.

10 Mushy Moments With Brittney Griner And Glory Johnson

10 Mushy Moments With Brittney Griner And Glory Johnson

WNBA All-Star power couple Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are getting married. Here are a few of their sweet moments together caught on camera.

How the Bingham Cup Plans to Use Rugby to Combat Homophobia

Australia, the 2014 host, sees the tournament as an opportunity to change attitudes

Homophobia Rampant in Australian Sports, P.E. Classes

Homophobia Rampant in Australian Sports, P.E. Classes

Weeks after Australian diver Ian Thrope came out, two studies report strikingly high rates of homophobia in his home country's athletic culture.

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