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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.
ABC Announces Series Inspired by Gay Soccer Pro Robbie Rogers
October 15 2014 2:48 PM ET

ABC Announces Series Inspired by Gay Soccer Pro Robbie Rogers

Annie Hollenbeck

Rogers will also be a producer on the show, a sitcom about an out athlete.

Blake Skelljerup Comes Out — Again!
October 12 2014 2:22 PM ET

Blake Skelljerup Comes Out — Again!

Annie Hollenbeck

The former Olympian talks about boyfriend twin confusion in an article celebrating National Coming Out Day.

WATCH: Comic Won't Apologize for Michael Sam Gay Joke
October 10 2014 3:34 PM ET

WATCH: Comic Won't Apologize for Michael Sam Gay Joke

Annie Hollenbeck

Comedian Aries Spears says his comment was just a harmless joke.

Abby Wambach on Winning, her Wife, and the Elusive World Cup
October 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

Abby Wambach Preps for the 2015 World Cup

Annie Hollenbeck

Headed into the 2015 World Cup, soccer legend Abby Wambach has her eye on the prize.

What's Next for LGBT Ally Sean Avery?
October 05 2014 11:58 AM ET

What's Next for LGBT Ally Sean Avery?

Annie Hollenbeck

Former NFL star Sean Avery is extending his resume.

WATCH: Pro Distance Runner Comes Out, Shares Story in Video
October 03 2014 4:57 PM ET

WATCH: Pro Distance Runner Comes Out, Shares Story in Video

Annie Hollenbeck

Matt Llano talks about his fears over coming out and the difference it's made since.

LGBT White Sox Fans Use Video to Teach the Real Meaning of Sports
October 03 2014 4:09 PM ET

LGBT White Sox Fans Use Video to Counter Homophobes

Annie Hollenbeck

With a new video, LGBT fans ensure antigay voices don't get the last word on whether baseball is inclusive.

Minnesota: Vote on Transgender Students Playing High School Sports Postponed
October 03 2014 11:57 AM ET

Heated Debate in Minnesota Over Trans Kids in Sports Gets More Time

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The Minnesota State High School League has postponed a vote to allow transgender students to participate in sports based on their gender identity until December.

Op-ed: If Goodell Leaves NFL, Should Condoleezza Rice Fill His Shoes?
October 03 2014 10:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Condi for Commissioner?

Annie Hollenbeck

Condi (or a few other women) might be the right person for the NFL job.

S.C. Fans Show Lack Of Creativity, Smarts in Michael Sam Posters
September 29 2014 7:24 PM ET

Fans Show Lack of Creativity, Smarts in Michael Sam Posters

Annie Hollenbeck

During the GameDay broadcast, which takes place in front of a sea of college football fans, two signs could be seen featuring homophobic messages about Michael Sam.

IOC: Olympic Host Cities Must Be Safe for LGBT Participants
September 25 2014 6:10 PM ET

IOC: Olympic Host Cities Must Be Safe for LGBT Participants

Annie Hollenbeck

Following the controversy around holding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, with its anti-LGBT policies and environment, the International Olympic Committee takes a stand against discrimination.

Billy Bean's Second Chance To Change Baseball
September 25 2014 3:00 AM ET

Billy Bean's Second Chance To Change Baseball

Michelle Garcia

Almost 20 years after suddenly leaving professional baseball to grieve the death of his partner, Billy Bean wants to make sure any gay player, woman, or person of color, feels welcome in the clubhouse.

Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?
September 23 2014 2:00 PM ET

Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?

Annie Hollenbeck

With the nation's extreme climate issues, migrant worker problems, and criminalization of homosexuality, Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup is not looking good.

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