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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.
ESPN Short 'Lifesize: Brittney Griner' Highlights Income Disparity for WNBA Stars

WATCH: Brittney Griner Highlights Income Disparity for WNBA Stars

ESPN has released its “Nine for IX” short film series, which includes a moving portrait of WNBA star Brittney Griner.

Skating Legend Tony Hawk Supports Marriage Equality

Skating Legend Tony Hawk Supports Marriage Equality

One of the best known skateboarders in the sport's history has teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to stump for marriage.

40 Under 40: Brittney Griner Wants Our Kids to Feel Hope

Brittney Griner Was Bullied and Won't Let It Stop Her (or You)

The Entertainers: One of the best basketball players in the game uses her platform to help kids feel confident about being different.

Giants' David Tyree Claims Remorse Over Past Antigay Statements

Giants' David Tyree Claims Change of Heart After Antigay Comments

When the Giants' new employee's past words came back to haunt him, he told out sports advocate Wade Davis that he felt badly about his antigay statements.

Gay Baseball Player Glenn Burke and the Birth of the High Five

ESPN's 30 for 30 series looks at the gay baseball player's life on the diamond

Top Indian Athlete Banned From Competing Over 'Failed' 'Gender Test'

Top Indian Athlete Banned From Competing Over 'Failed' 'Gender Test'

Questions swirl after sprinter Duttee Chand was required to take a career-halting hormone test. Will she be allowed to run again?

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Eviscerates Tony Dungy for Michael Sam Remarks

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Eviscerates Tony Dungy

Keith Olbermann pointed out the hypocrisy of the former NFL's coach recent antigay comments on the drafting of Michael Sam.

Giants Stand by New Antigay Executive, Super Bowl Champ David Tyree

NFL's Giants Stand by New Antigay Executive

David Tyree was hired by the New York Giants as an executive, but his views on LGBT rights and marriage equality has some calling for the team to reconsider the decision.

WATCH: Michael Sam Responds Graciously To Tony Dungy's Homophobia

Michael Sam's Gracious Response to Tony Dungy

Michael Sam was asked for his response to Tony Dungy's widely criticized comments.

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