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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.

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.

40 Under 40: Chris Mosier Wants Trans People to Feel Comfortable Playing the Sport They Love

Chris Mosier Wants Trans Athletes to Play the Sport They Love

The Fighters: Chris Mosier has hit his stride as an openly transgender competitive triathlete, and he's fighting so that all trans people can do the same.

Chris Kluwe Reaches Settlement With Vikings Over Discrimination Claims

Chris Kluwe Reaches Settlement With Vikings Over Discrimination Claims

After engaging in a battle with the Minnesota Vikings over claims of a hostile and homophobic locker room, punter Chris Kluwe has settled with the his former team.

New MLB Head Is LGBT Ally Rob Manfred

New MLB Head Is LGBT Ally Rob Manfred

Major League Baseball will roll out a new internship program to increase LGBT visibility and inclusiveness in the league.

Athlete Comes Out, Becomes Only Active Gay Football College Player

Division I College Football Gets Its Only Out Player

By coming out, the backup offensive lineman is currently the only openly gay football player in Division I of the NCAA.

Catholic High School Stands by Gay Coach After He Came Out

Catholic School Stands by Gay Coach After Coming Out

A volleyball coach says he was worried about his job after revealing that he is gay.

10 Swoon-Worthy Photos of Blake Skjellerup and Fiancé Saul Carrasco

10 Swoon-Worthy Photos of Olympian and His New Fiancé

Here are 10 of the cutest moments Skjellerup caught on Instagram with his husband-to-be.

NFL Cracks Down Against On-Field Slurs

NFL Cracks Down Against On-Field Slurs

As the NFL readies for its first season with an openly gay player on the field, the league has decided it's time to squash the use of offensive language.

PHOTOS: Cheerleaders, Pointer Sisters, and the President Kick Off 2014 Gay Games

PHOTOS: Opening Ceremonies of the Gay Games

Cleveland knows how to throw a party.

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