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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.
Canada Prepares for Things to Go Wrong in Sochi
December 30 2013 7:00 AM ET

Canada Prepares for Things to Go Wrong in Sochi

Lucas Grindley

Canada wants a reliable point of contact should one of its citizens be detained during the Olympics.

'93 Houston Oilers Had Two Gay Players, Teammates Say
December 27 2013 1:20 PM ET

'93 Houston Oilers Had Two Gay Players, Teammates Say

Trudy Ring

'The most dysfunctional pro football team ever to take the field' was also 'an inclusive family,' the Houston Chronicle reports.

CSU Coach Suspended For Slinging Slur At Player
December 24 2013 4:56 PM ET

CSU Coach Suspended For Slinging Slur At Player

Michelle Garcia

CSU coach Greg Lupfer will be suspended for two weeks for using an antigay slur against a player.

Figure Skater Brian Boitano Comes Out
December 19 2013 1:35 PM ET

Figure Skater Brian Boitano Comes Out

Michelle Garcia

Fifty days before heading to Russia as a delegate for the United States during the Sochi Olympic Games, Boitano announced in a statement Thursday that he is gay.

December 18 2013 4:19 PM ET

Chicago Gay Hockey Association Wins at Celebrating Christmas

Beards, jocks, and Christmas tunes make the Yuletide gay

LGBT Athletes Share Their Stories at United Nations
December 17 2013 2:34 PM ET

LGBT Athletes Share Their Stories at United Nations

Michelle Garcia

A group of athletes spoke at the U.N. about the importance of combating homophobia in sports.

WATCH: Sportscaster Denies Calling Kansas Jayhawks 'Gayhawks'
December 10 2013 3:07 PM ET

WATCH: Sportscaster Denies Calling Kansas Jayhawks 'Gayhawks'

Daniel Reynolds

Kansas City broadcaster Jack Harry is denying he made an antigay remark, despite a YouTube video that appears to capture the act.

IOC Head Warns Athletes Against Protesting in Sochi
December 10 2013 2:09 PM ET

IOC Head Warns Athletes Against Protesting in Sochi

Michelle Garcia

With the Winter Olympics two months away, the head of the IOC has asked athletes from refrain from any sort of political protest related to Russia's antigay laws.

WATCH: The Best From 6 Olympic Gay Divers
December 05 2013 7:04 AM ET

WATCH: The Best From 6 Olympic Gay Divers

Tiara Chiaramonte

Tom Daley's coming out may reinvigorate interest in his sport, and so we look back at other out divers.

'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.

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