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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.
Europe's First Trans Parliamentarian Arrested at Olympics for Gay Sign
February 17 2014 11:26 AM ET

Europe's First Trans Parliamentarian Arrested at Olympics for Gay Sign

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Valdimir Luxuria says she was arrested and detained for carrying a "Gay is OK" sign but she's not backing down.

Hundreds Stand For Michael Sam Against Westboro Demonstration
February 16 2014 12:44 PM ET

Hundreds Stand For Michael Sam Against Westboro Demonstration

Michelle Garcia

Hoards of Mizzou fans showed their support for Michael Sam as the Westboro Baptist Church came to spread their hate.

Billie Jean King Will Head To Sochi
February 14 2014 6:52 PM ET

Billie Jean King Will Head To Sochi

Michelle Garcia

After the death of her mother, King will participate in the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Games.

Gay at the Games: Silver Medalist Says Sochi Was a Poor Choice
February 14 2014 3:03 PM ET

Gay at the Games: Silver Medalist Says Sochi Was a Poor Choice

Michelle Garcia

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz says the IOC should have made a better choice than Russia for the games, while LGBT athlete ally Hudson Taylor gives a glimpse into what it's like to be gay in Sochi.

February 13 2014 3:33 PM ET

Second Out Gay Athlete to Medal: Daniela Iraschko-Stolz Wins Silver

The Austrian makes history in the debut of women's ski jump

Gay At The Games: Wüst's Silver Medal And Johnny's Golden Necklaces
February 13 2014 1:30 PM ET

Gay At The Games: Wüst's Silver And Johnny's Golden Bling

Michelle Garcia

Wüst is the most decorated Dutch Olympian at the Sochi games.

February 12 2014 4:25 PM ET

Norwegian Men's Curling Team Goes Pantless

The team retaliates after backlash over their crazy pants

Gay at the Games: Historic Silver Medal; Americans Not Pleased With Luge Ad
February 12 2014 1:01 PM ET

Gay at the Games: Historic Silver Medal; Americans Not Pleased With Luge Ad

Michelle Garcia

Lesbian skier Daniela Iraschko-Stolz made history Tuesday in the first women's ski jumping event at the Olympics, while the Norwegian curling team staged an act of protest.

Gay at the Games: Gay Ski Jumper 'Welcomed Like Every Other Athlete'
February 11 2014 1:44 PM ET

Gay at the Games: Skier 'Welcomed Like Every Other Athlete'

Michelle Garcia

Lesbian ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz says the spotlight on LGBT athletes at the games is being "blown up bigger than it" needs to be.

February 11 2014 11:22 AM ET

Tom Daley is the New Face of Adidas NEO

The openly-gay Olympic diver appears in the brand's new UK campaign

NFL, Coaches, Teammates Encourage Sam in Coming Out
February 10 2014 5:44 PM ET

NFL, Coaches, Teammates Encourage Sam in Coming Out

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam, an NFL prospect who publicly announced over the weekend that he is gay, has received words of encouragement from former teammates, his coach, the NFL, and a team owner.

15 of the Most Hateful Tweets About NFL Hopeful Michael Sam Coming Out
February 10 2014 1:20 PM ET

15 Worst Tweets About NFL Hopeful Mike Sam Coming Out

Jase Peeples

Antigay bigots flocked to Twitter to spew hate after NFL hopeful Michael Sam revealed he is gay.

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