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.

We're kicking butt and taking names!

December 10 2014 5:00 AM

The International Olympic Committee voted in favor of 40 new rules, including one that protects people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Will that help LGB athletes?

December 08 2014 6:51 PM

Chicago's About Face Theatre has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to develop a musical about late Olympian Babe Didrikson.

December 08 2014 2:03 PM

The win makes the Rogers 'the first publicly out male athlete to win a big-time team pro sports title in the United States,' Outsports notes.

December 07 2014 8:54 PM

Emotions ran high at this week's meeting of the Minnesota State High School League as the board voted on a trans-inclusive policy that's ignited national debate.

December 06 2014 1:20 PM

Our favorite naked athletes from across the pond are back!

December 05 2014 5:28 PM

Outfielder Torii Hunter snapped back at a reporter who asked him questions about his opposition to marriage equality

December 04 2014 6:30 PM

A slightly distracted Michael Sam says his status as a football player is not based on his abilities on the field.

December 03 2014 8:16 PM

Veteran professional baseball umpire Dale Scott says he felt the time was right to let the world know he is gay.

December 02 2014 2:39 PM

The ad is designed to stoke the unfounded fear that transgender athletes will take cisgender (nontrans) girls' places on school teams.

December 01 2014 7:04 PM