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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.
'You Can Play' and NFL Team Up With LGBT Youth
December 04 2013 3:37 PM ET

You Can Play and NFL Team Up With LGBT Youth

Michael Regula

You Can Play and the NFL announced a new initiative to create connections between LGBT youth and professional athletes.

December 04 2013 10:49 AM ET

Croatia Proves Why It Has The Hottest Men's Water Polo Team

A new campaign captures the men in the locker room

December 02 2013 4:01 PM ET

Open Letter: Greg Louganis Congratulates Tom Daley For Coming Out

A mentor to a new generation of athletes, the Olympic legend says it's 'time to focus on your diving'

Transcript and Video: Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out
December 02 2013 11:18 AM ET

Transcript and Video: Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out

Lucas Grindley

The British Olympic diver had made headlines when a newspaper interview had reported he isn't gay, but Tom Daley posted a YouTube video to clarify.

Olympics: Activists Deliver Long List of Unanswered Questions
December 01 2013 7:30 AM ET

Olympics: Activists Deliver Long List of Unanswered Questions

Lucas Grindley

Russia's antigay laws are clear, but how it intends to enforce them when the Olympics begin is still unclear.

Which NBA Team Endorses Chick-fil-A?
November 22 2013 4:31 PM ET

Which NBA Team Endorses Chick-fil-A?

Daniel Reynolds

Chick-fil-A has formed a business partnership with a professional basketball team in Florida.

Va.: State Tennis Champ Comes Out
November 19 2013 2:29 PM ET

Va.: State Tennis Champ Comes Out

Michelle Garcia

A high school tennis champion comes out on Twitter to his schoolmates and teammates.

Transgender H.S. Coach Comes Out
November 12 2013 7:00 PM ET

Transgender H.S. Coach Comes Out

Michelle Garcia

Coach Stephen Alexander and his family share the story of how he became a star coach in small-town Rhode Island.

Texas Swimmer Comes Out to Teammates
November 11 2013 2:57 PM ET

Texas Swimmer Comes Out to Teammates

Michelle Garcia

A college junior comes out to his swim teammates.

Lawsuit: Football Coach Fired for Being Gay
November 08 2013 1:57 PM ET

Lawsuit: Football Coach Fired for Being Gay

Michelle Garcia

A coach is suing his former high school, saying he was fired for being gay and then forced to leave his teaching job.

November 07 2013 6:14 PM ET

Gareth Thomas & James Haskell Discuss Sochi, Sports, & Homosexuality

"I would go there as a gay man and be the best at what I was doing," Thomas says

November 06 2013 4:53 PM ET

WATCH: What Happens When A Gay Olympian Wins At The Sochi Games?

In a beautiful 2-minute video, All Out asks the simple truth that faces many gay Olympians in the near future

LGBT Post-Olympic Sporting Event Scheduled for Moscow
October 31 2013 2:01 PM ET

LGBT Post-Olympic Sporting Event Scheduled for Moscow

Michelle Garcia

An eight-sport event will be held in Moscow, open to anyone of any sexual orientation.

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