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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 Nation Reacted to Michael Sam Joining The Rams
May 11 2014 1:19 PM ET

How The Nation Reacted to Michael Sam Joining The Rams

Sunnivie Brydum

In the wake of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay man drafted into the NFL, fans both old and new reacted primarily with support and enthusiasm.

Michael Sam Drafted to St. Louis Rams
May 10 2014 6:56 PM ET

Finally, A First For The NFL

Sunnivie Brydum

The SEC Defensive Player of the Year becomes the first openly gay man to be drafted into any of the four major American sports.

Michael Sam Picks Up First Endorsement Deal
May 09 2014 12:27 PM ET

Michael Sam Picks Up First Endorsement Deal

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam and Visa have paired up for the gay athlete's first corporate endorsement deal.

PHOTOS: Long Live the Gay Games!
May 09 2014 3:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Long Live the Gay Games!

Cyd Zeigler

The closet door is opening in professional athletics. Do we still need our own sporting events?

Michael Sam And Draft Day: What You Should Know
May 08 2014 6:00 AM ET

Michael Sam And Draft Day: What You Should Know

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam's fate could be decided this week. Where might he go?

A Sport Still Resilient in Its Homophobia
May 08 2014 3:00 AM ET

A Sport Still Resilient in Its Homophobia

Mark Simpson

The world’s most popular sport, as a resilient repository for homophobia.

Sam Prepared for Draft, Will Be Honored aat ESPYs
May 07 2014 2:53 PM ET

Sam Prepared for Draft, Will Be Honored at ESPYs

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam also told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America that he has heard from many closeted athletes after his coming-out.

WATCH: Notre Dame Tells LGBT Athletes 'You Can Play'
May 05 2014 5:48 PM ET

WATCH: Notre Dame Tells LGBT Athletes 'You Can Play'

Trudy Ring

Athletes and coaches welcome LGBT students to the Catholic university's Fighting Irish sports teams.

NFL Greats Say Michael Sam Will Be Accepted
May 03 2014 4:56 PM ET

NFL Greats Say Michael Sam Will Be Accepted

Trudy Ring

Several football Hall of Famers, gathered at an event in Cleveland this weekend, say Sam will be judged only for how he plays the game, not for being gay.

Will David Geffen Take Over The LA Clippers?
April 30 2014 11:13 AM ET

Will David Geffen Take Over The LA Clippers?

Michelle Garcia

Gay media mogul David Geffen was interested in purchasing the team in 2010, and now another chance at ownership is on the table.

Clippers Owner Don Sterling Banned For Life Over Racist Comments
April 29 2014 1:39 PM ET

Clippers Owner Banned For Life Over Racist Comments

Michelle Garcia

Sterling was banned for life from the NBA Tuesday afternoon, after the LGBT Sports Coalition and other organizations urged the league to consider reprimanding him for racist comments.

NBA's Jason Collins Makes Time's 'Most Influential' List
April 24 2014 12:47 PM ET

NBA's Jason Collins Makes Time's 'Most Influential' List

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Gay NBA player Jason Collins was named one of the "most influential" people in the world by Time, nabbing an inside cover of the magazine.

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