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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.
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.

Jason Collins Will Remain With Brooklyn Nets
March 12 2014 12:43 PM ET

Jason Collins Will Remain With Brooklyn Nets

Michelle Garcia

Brooklyn's NBA team will keep Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, after signing him in February to a short-term contract.

March 12 2014 11:30 AM ET

Brooklyn Nets Stick with Jason Collins

The only out basketball player will remain with the team that signed him for the rest of the season

South Carolina Soccer Team Signs Gay Player Anton Hysén
March 10 2014 4:56 PM ET

South Carolina Soccer Team Signs Gay Player Anton Hysén

Jase Peeples

The out and proud Swedish soccer star has signed with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny of the National Premier Soccer League.

March 03 2014 8:23 PM ET

Jason Collins Debuts In First Brooklyn Home Game, Contract To Get Extended

An inside source told the AP that Jason Collins is likely to get his second 10-day contract.

NFL's Fitzgerald: Gay Discrimination Bill Has 'No Place In Society'
March 02 2014 1:19 PM ET

NFL's Fitzgerald: Gay Discrimination Bill Has 'No Place In Society'

Michelle Garcia

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald said Arizona's discriminatory bill "doesn't have any place in our society."

Landon Donovan's Subtle, Inclusive Message to Robbie Rogers
March 01 2014 1:07 PM ET

Landon Donovan's Subtle, Inclusive Message to Robbie Rogers

Michelle Garcia

The LA Galaxy makes a play for team cohesiveness.

Jason Collins Meets Matthew Shepard's Family
February 28 2014 2:58 PM ET

Jason Collins Meets Matthew Shepard's Family

Michelle Garcia

Collins, who was worn a number 98 jersey in honor of Matthew Shepard, met the college student's family Thursday.

Proposal to Ban Gay NFL Players Sent to Congress
February 28 2014 1:52 PM ET

Proposal to Ban Gay NFL Players Sent to Congress

Michelle Garcia

Lobbyist Jack Burkman's proposed bill to bar openly gay players from the NFL is ready for Congress.

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