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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.
FIFA Officials Can't Even Agree On What Constitutes Homophobia at World Cup

FIFA Execs Can't Agree On What World Cup Homophobia Looks Like

Two of the top officials at soccer's world governing body see homophobic slurs at matches through vastly different lenses.

Univision, ESPN Condemn But Still Air Antigay Slurs at World Cup

Univision, ESPN Condemn But Still Air Antigay Slurs

Univision and ESPN have condemned the use of antigay slurs by World Cup fans, but the networks continue to not mute the words in their broadcasts.

World Cup: In The Locker Room

World Cup: In The Locker Room

Thanks, Instagram, for giving us a peek into what's going on off the field in Brazil.

Mexican, Brazilian Teams May Face Penalties for Slur-Slinging Fans

World Cup Teams May Face Penalties for Slur-Slinging Fans

Two teams competing in the World Cup are under investigation after their fans used slurs against opponents.

Judy Shepard to Present Jason Collins With Trailblazer Award

Edith Windsor, Roberta Kaplan, and Orange Is the New Black also to be honored

California School District Wins Battle For Equality in Girls' Sports

 Girls at a middle school in Pasadena won't be relegated to only cheering for the boys now.

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box

Antigay congressman Schock did not appear on a box of cereal made by a company that has been increasingly supportive of its LGBT workers.

World Cup Players, Fans Urged to Stop the Slurs

World Cup Players, Fans Urged to Stop the Slurs

Now that the World Cup is under way, the attitude on the field and in the stands must be addressed.

Michael Sam's Adorable Instagram Moments

Michael Sam's Adorable Instagram Moments

Let's celebrate Michael Sam being signed with the Rams by reminiscing over his most adorable Instagram moments from the last year.

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