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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.
Gay at The Games: 7 Unforgettable Olympic Moments
February 25 2014 6:00 AM ET

Gay at The Games: 7 Unforgettable Olympic Moments

Michelle Garcia

As we say goodbye to Sochi (but not to our coverage of the anti-LGBT law in Russia), we have a few moments that will undoubtedly stick.

Gay at the Games: Billie Jean King Makes Her Mark
February 24 2014 2:01 PM ET

Gay at the Games: Billie Jean King Makes Her Mark

Michelle Garcia

Tennis legend Billie Jean King says it's time for the IOC to consider potential host countries' laws when selecting the next location of the games.

Jason Collins Makes First NBA Appearance Since Coming Out
February 24 2014 2:29 AM ET

Jason Collins Makes First NBA Appearance Since Coming Out

Trudy Ring

Collins played 11 minutes for the Brooklyn Nets against the Los Angeles Lakers and was greeted warmly by fans.

Report: Jason Collins to Sign With Nets
February 23 2014 2:16 PM ET February 24 2014 11:25 AM ET

Jason Collins Signs With Nets, Making History

Trudy Ring

Collins, who came out in April, reportedly signed a contract with the Brooklyn team today, making him available to play against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.

WATCH: Michael Sam Meets Press, Exudes Poise
February 22 2014 10:40 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Meets Press, Exudes Poise

Trudy Ring

Several sports commentators are offering kudos to Sam for the grace with which he responded to questions about the implications of being openly gay in pro football.

Gay at the Games: Hockey Madness, Wüst Goes for Medal 5
February 21 2014 2:51 PM ET

Gay at the Games: Hockey Madness, Wüst Goes for Medal 5

Michelle Garcia

Golden dreams were dashed this week on the ice at Sochi.

Sochi's Soundtrack: Viral Videos Protest Russia's LGBT Hatred
February 21 2014 2:02 PM ET

Sochi’s Soundtrack: Viral Videos Protest Russia’s LGBT Hatred

Kevin OKeeffe

From Pussy Riot to a revamped Coke ad, there's been no shortage of Sochi spoofing this winter.

February 21 2014 1:57 PM ET

Brian Boitano: On Coming Out Publicly & Why These Olympic Games Mattered

As the Sochi Winter Olympics begin to wind down, the figure skating gold medal winner reflects on how things have changed since he came out publicly and why the games shouldn't be ignored

WATCH: Lipinski and Weir, A Match Made For Instagram
February 21 2014 12:57 PM ET

WATCH: Lipinski and Weir, A Match Made For Instagram

Michelle Garcia

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski talk social media, Pussy Riot, and LGBT activists in Russia.

Gay At The Games: Weir's Braided Statement, Pussy Riot's Shoutout to Gays
February 20 2014 1:40 PM ET

Gay At The Games: Weir's Coded Braid, Pussy Riot's Shoutout

Michelle Garcia

Johnny Weir is showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine through his hair.

Gay at the Games: Another Medal for Wüst, Pussy Riot Strikes Again
February 19 2014 1:28 PM ET

Gay at the Games: Another Medal for Wüst, Pussy Riot Strikes Again

Michelle Garcia

Ireen Wüst has picked up another silver medal in Sochi, while Aussie snowboarder Belle Brockhoff deals with family drama.

IOC Defends Removal of Trans MP for Rainbow Protest
February 18 2014 3:22 PM ET

IOC Defends Removal of Trans MP for Rainbow Protest

Sunnivie Brydum

The International Olympic Committee is defending the removal of several LGBT activists from the Olympic village Sunday, including a transgender former member of Italy's parliament.

Gay at the Games: Olympic Dad Cries 'Bias,' IOC Plays Defense
February 18 2014 3:10 PM ET

Gay at the Games: Olympic Dad Cries 'Bias,' IOC on Defense

Michelle Garcia

Belle Brockhoff's father cries foul at some of the treatment his daughter and her Aussie teammates have received.

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