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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.
Vikings Coach Mike Priefer Back At Practice Following Suspension for Homophobic Comments

Vikings Coach Mike Priefer Back At Practice

After a two-game suspension and sensitivity training for his antigay comments, special teams coach Mike Priefer has returned to his post.

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi Take Over NBC's Figure Skating Commentary

Dynamic Duo Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi Return to NBC

The fashionable darlings of the figure skating world are back on NBC, possibly bumping longtime commentators Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, and Sandra Bezic from the anchor's desk.

Op-ed: Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes

Op-ed: Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes

The scientific authorities have said multiple times that intersex women don't have an advantage in athletics. So won't the sporting authorities just let them play?

Chris Kluwe Takes On NFL & Ray Rice Investigation

Kluwe to NFL: The Tape Doesn't Lie

Chris Kluwe says it's ironic that a league that is so dependent on instant replays is having a hard time with a different type of video evidence.

PHOTOS: Meet the First Trans Man to Win a Gay Games Gold in Powerlifting
November 19 2014 4:17 PM ET

Meet Gay Games' First Trans Gold Medalist in Powerlifting

Breaking down barriers for transgender athletes? Toronto muscleman Kinnon MacKinnon prefers lifting them.

Canadian Hockey Opens Doors for Young Trans Players

Canadian Hockey Opens Doors for Young Trans Players

The governing body for amateur hockey in Canada has made its policies more welcoming for transgender players.

LGBT Groups, Conservatives Outraged As Straight Mates Marry for Rugby Tickets

Straight Mates Marry for Rugby Tickets

A radio competition orchestrated same-sex marriage for two straight male friends and gay rights groups are outraged.

LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner

LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner

Officials from Louisiana State University will meet with the fraternity after displaying several crude banners over the years.

WATCH: Fox Asks What If Ray Rice Had Hit a Gay Man?

WATCH: Fox Asks What If Ray Rice Had Hit a Gay Man?

Leave it to Fox News to find a way to connect a cultural conversation about domestic violence with antigay attitudes.

Op-ed: Ray Rice, a Broken NFL Culture, and How to Fix It

Op-ed: Ray Rice, a Broken NFL Culture, and How to Fix It

At the end of the day, the NFL is a business, and it's not being run fairly.

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