9 NFL Players Who Make Being an Ally Look Very Good
January 31 2014 8:00 AM ET

9 NFL Players Who Make Being an Ally Look Very Good

Michelle Garcia

The Super Bowl is about to cap yet another season without an openly gay player. But a ton of rookies and young players are welcoming of gay teammates and fans. Here are a few friendly faces.

IOC Member Says Russia's 'Antigay Stuff' Is Overblown
January 30 2014 3:53 PM ET

IOC Member Says Russia's 'Antigay Stuff' Is Overblown

Sunnivie Brydum

Canadian International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says he doesn't agree with Russia's 'gay propaganda' ban, but other countries have much worse laws penalizing LGBT people.

Top Russian Official Says Olympic Athletes Cannot Protest
January 30 2014 2:52 PM ET

Top Russian Official Says Olympic Athletes Cannot Protest

Sunnivie Brydum

The statement appears to contradict assurances made Monday by the president of the International Olympic Committee that athletes could make political statements at press conferences in Sochi.

The Very Short List: Who Is Gay In The Olympics?
January 30 2014 9:00 AM ET February 08 2014 1:51 PM ET

The Very Short List: Who Is Gay in the Olympics?

Michelle Garcia

Who will represent Team LGBT in Sochi? Barely a handful of athletes worldwide have come out.

Super Bowl Ads: Best and Worst Ever for LGBT Viewers
January 30 2014 1:00 AM ET

Super Bowl Ads: Best and Worst Ever If You're LGBT

Advocate Contributors

Everyone knows Super Bowl ads appeal to the best and worst of American humor, so will this year be a winner for LGBT viewers? Here we look back at the TV moments we loved — or that made us cringe.

First Active College Football Player to Come Out: Willamette's Conner Mertens
January 28 2014 4:53 PM ET

First Active College Football Player Comes Out

Jerry Portwood

By announcing that he's bisexual, Willamette University's kicker, Conner Mertens, becomes the college football player to come out while still active in the sport. 

January 28 2014 1:07 PM ET

First Active College Football Player Comes Out

Conner Mertens, Willamette University's kicker, tells his story

Blake Skjellerup Misses Olympic Qualification
January 27 2014 6:33 PM ET

Blake Skjellerup Misses Olympic Qualification

Michelle Garcia

Gay New Zealand Olympic hopeful Blake Skjellerup announces that he will not be heading to Sochi next week.

The Long History of Olympic Boycotts, Protests and Demonstrations
January 27 2014 10:00 AM ET

The Long History of Olympic Protests

Michelle Garcia

Geopolitics have always been associated with the Olympics, and this year will be no exception.

Maddow: Gay Athletes in Sochi Are Brave
January 24 2014 2:59 PM ET

Maddow: Gay Athletes in Sochi Are Brave

Michelle Garcia

Rachel Maddow says LGBT athletes being out at the games will be like a "one-finger salute" to Vladimir Putin."

WATCH: WWE Star John Cena Supports Gay Wrestlers
January 21 2014 7:03 PM ET

WATCH: WWE Star John Cena Supports Gay Wrestlers

Jase Peeples

John Cena expressed support for fellow WWE star Darren Young's decision to publicly come out as gay on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live.

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