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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.
Major League Baseball Hires Billy Bean, Honors Gay Legend

Major League Baseball Hires Billy Bean, Honors Gay Legend

At the All-Star festivities Tuesday, commissioner Bud Selig makes a major announcement to prove baseball's dedication to inclusiveness.

Yankees' Torre Flexes His Ally Muscle

Yankees' Torre Flexes His Ally Muscle

As fans gather at the MLB All-Star game this summer, Yankee legend Joe Torre pledges to help end homophobia.

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Release Investigation Data on Team Homophobia
July 15 2014 2:28 PM ET

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Share Investigation of Team Homophobia

A year after Chris Kluwe was cut from the Minnesota Vikings and possibly blacklisted from the NFL, an internal investigation into the team will not be released, despite promises to do so.

Title VII Awakening

Title VII Awakening

While the advancement of transgender Americans has sometimes been viewed as dependent upon the success of the broader LGBT movement, workplace protections are one place where trans Americans are pioneering a whole new area of the law—and lesbians, gays, and bisexuals appear to be following their lead.

MLB to Make Announcement About Homophobia in Baseball

The MLB will make an announcement about homophobia in baseball before the All-Star Game Tuesday.

WATCH: Meet the Trans Woman Taking the BMX World By Storm

WATCH: Meet the Trans Woman Taking the BMX World By Storm

Chelsea Fietsgodin wowed the BMX scene when she first released footage of herself riding, and in a recent interview she has messages for her detractors and for other women in sports.

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out

Some criticize the Olympic champion swimmer for waiting, but most of the reaction is positive.

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol

How one LGBT fan found empowerment through her favorite team, which happens to be in the World Cup final Sunday.

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out

After years of speculation that he is gay, Thorpe confirms it in an interview to be broadcast on Australian TV Sunday night.

Texas Sportscaster Dale Hansen On Why He's a Michael Sam Ally

After defending him, Hansen has become an in-demand ally of the LGBT community

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