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February 09 2014 8:58 PM ET

Out Speed Skater Irene Wust Wins Gold

The Dutch athlete becomes the first out athlete to medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Missouri Football Star, NFL Hopeful Michael Sam, Comes Out
February 09 2014 8:31 PM ET

Missouri Football Star, NFL Hopeful, Comes Out

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam, a defensive lineman for University of Missouri, and a hopeful for the NFL draft this spring, came out in an interview with the New York Times.

WATCH: Exclusive Interview With Janet Napolitano and U.S. Delegation in Sochi
February 08 2014 2:52 PM ET

Exclusive in Sochi: U.S. Delegation on Why They're There

Advocate.com Editors

In partnership with United for Equality in Sports and Entertainment, The Advocate brings you interviews and coverage directly from Sochi.

February 08 2014 2:06 PM ET

Trapped In The (Water) Closet: Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Busts Out At Sochi

The athlete tweets his great escape

PSA Depicts LGBT Discrimination as Russia's 'Newest Olympic Sport'
February 07 2014 7:58 PM ET

WATCH: Is Homophobia The Newest Olympic Sport?

Daniel Reynolds

A two-minute PSA, which shows eye-opening violence against a gay couple in a sports arena, is shining a spotlight on LGBT discrimination worldwide.

February 07 2014 6:02 PM ET

The March of the Penguins: The 2014 Winter Olympics Uniforms

Time to Gawk at Winter Olympics Uniforms From Around the World

WATCH: Masha Gessen Says It Will Get Worse for LGBT Russians After Olympics
February 07 2014 4:39 PM ET

WATCH: Masha Gessen Says It Will Get Worse for LGBT Russians

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The out journalist, author, and mother told MSNBC's Chris Hayes that the Kremlin will step up its crackdown on LGBT Russians after the Olympic Games conclude.

WATCH: Irish Actor Gives Eminem Equality Makeover With 'Putin Rap'
February 07 2014 4:21 PM ET

WATCH: Irish Actor Gives Eminem Equality Makeover With 'Putin Rap'

Jase Peeples

Irish actor Dermot Magennis bombards Russia's homophobic president with f-bombs in 'The Putin Rap.'

WATCH: LGBT Russians Arrested, Antigay Protestors Undisturbed
February 07 2014 4:01 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Cops Detain LGBT, Not Antigay Protestors

Sunnivie Brydum

In two demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, LGBT activists were arrested for violating Russia's ban on so-called gay propaganda. Meanwhile, antigay demonstrators picketing in Sochi were ignored by police.

Olympics: Ways To Show You #ChampionEquality
February 07 2014 3:58 PM ET

Olympics: Ways To Show You #ChampionEquality

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