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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.
Soccer: Robbie Rogers Will Stay in Los Angeles
November 14 2014 2:55 PM ET

Soccer: Robbie Rogers Will Stay in Los Angeles

Annie Hollenbeck

Rogers, the only openly gay player in America's professional soccer league, will stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Op-ed: The NFL’s Uphill Cultural Battle Starts With Its Subtle Bigotry
November 13 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: NFL Only Starting on Uphill Cultural Battle

Annie Hollenbeck

The NFL faces an uphill cultural battle, when there are still figures involved, like Deion Sanders, who believe being gay is a choice.

The Moment Johnny Weir Cried in Sochi
November 13 2014 6:00 AM ET

The Moment Johnny Weir Cried in Sochi

Annie Hollenbeck

Olympian and gay ice skater Johnny Weir on his love for Russia, that one time he called LGBT activists 'idiots' (and then apologized), and the importance of a great pair of leggings.

Gay Square Dancers Do-Si-Do to Their Own Beat
November 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

Gay Square Dancers Do-Si-Do to Their Own Beat

Michelle Garcia

Grab your partner — it's time to get down.

Robbie Rogers to Present Guardian Award at Outfest Legacy Awards
November 07 2014 12:16 PM ET

Robbie Rogers to Present Guardian Award at Outfest Legacy Awards

Annie Hollenbeck

Out soccer player Robbie Rogers will present an award to denim maker Levi's

Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner Faces Knife Attacker in China
November 05 2014 3:34 PM ET

Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner Faces Knife Attack

Annie Hollenbeck

Brittney Griner, who is playing basketball in China, was attacked by a man with a knife this week.

Michael Sam Gets 'Kinky' With Billy Porter
November 04 2014 1:07 PM ET

Michael Sam Gets Kinky With Billy Porter

Brandon Voss

The first openly gay NFL draftee took his boyfriend to see Broadway's Kinky Boots.

Op-ed: Fighting for My Right to Fight - And Love
November 03 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Fighting for My Right to Fight — And Love

Josh Odom

A soldier turned MMA fighter shares the story of how he got married and then fell in love.

Pro Strongman Rob Kearney Comes Out as Gay
November 02 2014 2:47 PM ET November 04 2014 1:34 PM ET

Pro Strongman Comes Out as Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

Professional Strongman competitions just got a bit more fierce.

An Ironman Athlete Tells His Coming Out Story
November 02 2014 6:00 AM ET

An Ironman Athlete Tells His Coming-Out Story

Annie Hollenbeck

Thomas James tells how he used race training to build the courage to live open and honest.

Jason Collins Takes on New York City Marathon
November 01 2014 7:30 AM ET

Jason Collins Takes on New York City Marathon

Annie Hollenbeck

Collins will join other major figures in professional basketball to encourage kids to exercise.

Jason Collins on Continuing the Dialogue of Inclusion
October 28 2014 10:55 AM ET

Jason Collins on Continuing the Dialogue of Inclusion

Annie Hollenbeck

As the NBA season starts back up, Jason Collins says it's time to instill confidence in the next generation of LGBT leaders.

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