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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.
PHOTOS: Cheerleaders, Pointer Sisters, and the President Kick Off 2014 Gay Games

PHOTOS: Opening Ceremonies of the Gay Games

Cleveland knows how to throw a party.

PHOTOS: Josh Hutcherson Scores Big With LGBT Youth Event

PHOTOS: Josh Hutcherson Scores Big With LGBT Youth Event

Celebrities combined their star power for a good cause that prepares and trains young adults on how to become LGBT allies.

Will Baseball's Next Commissioner Be an LGBT Ally?

Will Baseball's Next Commissioner Be an LGBT Ally?

Three men are being considered to take baseball's top job, and one of them is a strong LGBT ally.

Op-ed: Hating the Sin Is Hating the Sinner

Op-ed: Hating the Sin Is Hating the Sinner

An executive for the Baltimore Ravens invokes the tired 'hate the sin, love the sinner' philosophy, but is that truly Christlike?

Obama Acknowledges Global LGBT Rights Movement At Gay Games

President Obama Makes Gay Games Appearance

President Obama welcomes foreign LGBT athletes to the United States for Gay Games 9 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Daniel Radcliffe Says Michael Sam Is 'Brilliant'

Daniel Radcliffe Says Michael Sam Is 'Brilliant'

What If star Daniel Radcliffe is a big football fan, and he's amazed that openly gay player Michael Sam was the 249th pick in the NFL draft.

Michael Sam Makes Pre-Season Debut In St. Louis

Michael Sam Makes Pre-Season Debut In St. Louis

Michael Sam made a tackle put the pressure on Saints' third-string quarterback Ryan Griffin in his first NFL game.

UCC Becomes First Religious Sponsor Of Gay Games

UCC Becomes First Religious Sponsor Of Gay Games

As the Gay Games kick off in the Cleveland area this weekend, a church signs onto the event as a sponsor.

Anti-Gay White Sox Fans Bristle at Announcement of Pride Night

Anti-gay White Sox fans react predictably to the announcement of an LGBT Pride Night in support of the community.

Becky Hammon Shatters NBA Glass Ceiling

Becky Hammon Shatters NBA Glass Ceiling

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