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WATCH: UMass Rally Shouts Down Westboro’s Attempted Picket of Derrick Gordon
April 18 2014 1:21 PM ET

UMass Rally Defeats Westboro's Derrick Gordon Protest

Kevin OKeeffe

The five members of Westboro couldn't hold a candle to a crowd of 1,500 UMass students standing united for equality.

Golf Champ Will Eat Dinner With Gays, Still Thinks They're Sinners
April 14 2014 5:14 PM ET

Golf Champ Will Eat Dinner With Gays, Still Thinks They're Sinners

Michelle Garcia

Bubba Watson, who just won the Masters this weekend, says he would be friendly to a gay person, but the Bible tells him being gay is a sin.

UMass Hoops Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out
April 09 2014 10:55 AM ET

UMass Hoops Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out

Michelle Garcia

After a lonely year at UMass, guard Derrick Gordon decided it was time to come out to his teammates.

WATCH: What Happened When A Member of Notre Dame's Tennis Team Came Out
April 06 2014 2:28 PM ET

WATCH: This Is How to React to a Gay Teammate

Sunnivie Brydum

When Matt Dooley came out to his coaches and teammates on Notre Dame's men's tennis team, he found more acceptance and support than he ever imagined.

Suit Claims Antigay Harassment by Houston Rockets
April 02 2014 7:44 PM ET

Suit Claims Antigay Harassment by Houston Rockets

Trudy Ring

A gay man who worked for the catering company serving Barclays Center in Brooklyn says Rockets players heaped antigay abuse on him before a game with the Nets last year.

April 01 2014 11:08 AM ET

WATCH: Wet, Shirtless Kiwi Ruggers Do Māori Haka Dance

You really don't need to be a sports fan to get into this video of half-naked rugby players in the rain.

March 27 2014 8:37 AM ET

American Football Player in Sweden Comes Out, Inspired by Michael Sam

22-year-old Marcus Juhlin, Swedish champion in American Football, came out in QX magazine

NFL Team Owners Say They're Ready to Recruit Gay Player
March 26 2014 1:53 PM ET

NFL Team Owners: Prepared to Recruit Gay Players

Michelle Garcia

Gay former football player Wade Davis held meetings with NFL team owners this week, and many say they're ready to bring a gay player into the fold.

Take Us Out to The Gay Softball Leagues
March 26 2014 5:45 AM ET

Take Us Out to the Gay Softball Leagues

Advocate.com Editors

It's time for the boys and girls of summer.

Antigay Language Hurled At Collins On The Court
March 21 2014 10:31 AM ET

Antigay Language Hurled at Collins on the Court

Michelle Garcia

Collins says a "knucklehead" used defamatory language against him during a game.

Get to Know Pro Baseball's Gay Pioneers
March 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

Get to Know Pro Baseball's Gay Pioneers

Michelle Garcia

Don't think baseball's so gay? Think again.

Michael Sam Thanks His Mizzou Community
March 20 2014 2:24 PM ET

Michael Sam Thanks His Mizzou Community

Michelle Garcia

As Michael Sam puts out one last effort in front of NFL scouts, he thanks members of his campus community for providing support and love during his coming out.

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