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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.
PHOTOS: Changing the Tide for Gay Surfers

PHOTOS: Changing the Tide for Gay Surfers

A new documentary follows two gay surfers as they uncover a taboo in surfing.

Olympic Luger John Fennell Comes Out as Gay

Olympic Luger John Fennell Comes Out as Gay

A Canadian Olympian said it felt liberating to finally come out to friends, family, and the world.

Emily Nkosi, Like Griner, Says Baylor Was a Homophobic Environment

Emily Nkosi, Like Griner, Says Baylor Was a Homophobic Environment

Another former player for Baylor's women's basketball team says she felt trapped in a homophobic environment during her time there.

WNBA Becomes First American Pro League to Target LGBT Fans

WNBA Becomes First American Pro League to Target LGBT Fans

In tandem with pride season, the WNBA will officially embrace its LGBT fans.

Berlin: Gareth Thomas Trains With Gay Team

Berlin: Gareth Thomas Trains With Gay Team

Openly gay rugby player Gareth Thomas gets rough with the Berlin Bruisers, Germany's first all-gay (and straight-friendly) rugby team.

Praying the Gay Away — For Our Coach

Praying the Gay Away — For Our Coach

When some Christian basketball players learn their coach is a lesbian, they turn to prayer.

Being the Closeted Player on the Christian Basketball Team

Being the Closeted Player on the Christian Basketball Team

Journalist Kate Fagan gives a glimpse of the life of a closeted athlete, surrounded by devout Christian teammates.

A Kiss-In, for All Those Michael Sam Haters

A Kiss-In, for All Those Michael Sam Haters

Some apparently can't stand seeing two people of the same sex kiss publicly. But one online protest suggests maybe what the squeamish really need are more chances to get used to it.

Gay Couple Has Horse in The Preakness
May 18 2014 10:56 AM ET

Gay Couple Has Horse in The Preakness

No one seemed sure whether a win at the Preakness would have been a first among owners.

Michael Sam Docu Series for Oprah Put on Hold

The OWN network postpones the reality series 'to allow Michael to have a total focus on football.'

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