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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.
Michael Sam Gets 'Kinky' With Billy Porter

Michael Sam Gets Kinky With Billy Porter

The first openly gay NFL draftee took his boyfriend to see Broadway's Kinky Boots.

Op-ed: Fighting for My Right to Fight - And Love

Op-ed: Fighting for My Right to Fight — And Love

A soldier turned MMA fighter shares the story of how he got married and then fell in love.

Pro Strongman Rob Kearney Comes Out as Gay
November 04 2014 2:34 PM ET

Pro Strongman Comes Out as Gay

Professional Strongman competitions just got a bit more fierce.

An Ironman Athlete Tells His Coming Out Story

An Ironman Athlete Tells His Coming-Out Story

Thomas James tells how he used race training to build the courage to live open and honest.

Jason Collins Takes on New York City Marathon

Jason Collins Takes on New York City Marathon

Collins will join other major figures in professional basketball to encourage kids to exercise.

Jason Collins on Continuing the Dialogue of Inclusion

Jason Collins on Continuing the Dialogue of Inclusion

As the NBA season starts back up, Jason Collins says it's time to instill confidence in the next generation of LGBT leaders.

Op-ed: Every Athlete Deserves a Shot at Realizing the Olympic Dream

Op-ed: Every Athlete Deserves a Shot at Realizing the Olympic Dream

When it comes to the International Olympic Committee's handling of LGBT athletes, it's business as usual — which may be the problem in the first place.

Op-ed: Why the Michael Sam Saga Matters

Op-ed: Why the Michael Sam Saga Matters

Michael Sam could have been the first openly gay man on an NFL football roster. He’s not, and that sucks.

WATCH: A Young Seahawks Fan Finds Acceptance Through Family and Football

WATCH: A Young Seahawks Fan Finds His Family's Acceptance

In a video posted to I'm From Driftwood, a young man reports the supportive response he received when he came out to his mother — she just wanted him to wait until a commercial break in the football game.

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