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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.
Another Lap for Michael Phelps’s Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend

Another Lap for Michael Phelps’s Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend

The intersex 'cougar' has been the focus of uninformed tabloid coverage, but she appears to have willingly stepped into the spotlight.

Robbie Rogers's Memoir Kicks Around Depression, Redemption, And Coming Out

Robbie Rogers' Second Life

Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers has found success in his sport after coming out, but he had to deal with plenty of internal demons to get there.

Jason Collins Announces Retirement

Jason Collins Announces Retirement

Collins, the first openly gay active player in a major men's pro team sport, is ending his basketball career.

IOC Proposes Gay-Inclusive Antibias Language for Olympic Charter

IOC Proposes Gay-Inclusive Antibias Language for Olympic Charter

The proposal, announced today, is one of 40 recommendations the International Olympic Committee will vote on in December.

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year

The first openly gay NFL draftee gets yet another honor.

This Out Man Just Made College Basketball History

This Out Man Just Made College Basketball History

Derrick Gordon made college basketball history and has his sights set on the NBA draft.

Soccer: Robbie Rogers Will Stay in Los Angeles

Soccer: Robbie Rogers Will Stay in Los Angeles

Rogers, the only openly gay player in America's professional soccer league, will stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Op-ed: The NFL’s Uphill Cultural Battle Starts With Its Subtle Bigotry

Op-ed: NFL Only Starting on Uphill Cultural Battle

The NFL faces an uphill cultural battle, when there are still figures involved, like Deion Sanders, who believe being gay is a choice.

The Moment Johnny Weir Cried in Sochi

The Moment Johnny Weir Cried in Sochi

Olympian and gay ice skater Johnny Weir on his love for Russia, that one time he called LGBT activists 'idiots' (and then apologized), and the importance of a great pair of leggings.

Gay Square Dancers Do-Si-Do to Their Own Beat

Gay Square Dancers Do-Si-Do to Their Own Beat

Grab your partner — it's time to get down.

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