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October 25 2013 3:01 PM ET

Warwick Rowers Strip to Fight Homophobia

This is the best way to do charity!

Get Really Dirty at the Out-Fit Challenge
October 25 2013 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Get Really Dirty at Out-Fit Challenge

Advocate.com Editors

Vote for the city you'd most like to get filthy in for the 2014 Out-Fit LGBT Mud Run Challenge. It's all for a good cause.

Johnny Weir Retires From Skating, Will Join NBC as Analyst in Sochi
October 23 2013 1:26 PM ET

Johnny Weir Retires From Skating, Will Join NBC as Analyst in Sochi

Jase Peeples

The out former Olympian may be hanging up his skates, but he will still represent LGBT people at the Sochi Winter Games as a figure skating analyst.

October 21 2013 11:18 AM ET

Meet Los Lobos: Mexico City’s Gay Soccer Players

Formed more than a decade ago as a club for gay men to hit the pitch, they grew into an advocacy group that uses sports to expand rights and cultural understanding.

Gay Paralympic Gold Medalist 'Doesn't Care' If He Lands in Prison for Speaking Out Against Russia
October 15 2013 1:50 PM ET

Gay Paralympic Gold Medalist 'Doesn't Care' If He Lands in Prison for Speaking Out Against Russia

Jase Peeples

Lee Pearson says he's ready to go to jail to make a difference for LGBT Russians.

October 13 2013 12:20 PM ET

Orlando Cruz Loses Title Fight

October 11 2013 4:30 PM ET

Orlando Cruz Will Wear Rainbow Trunks, Pink Gloves in World Title Fight

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The openly gay featherweight is showing his true colors in the ring this weekend.

U.S. Olympic Committee Adds Sexual Orientation to Nondiscrimination Code
October 11 2013 3:03 PM ET

U.S. Olympic Committee Says No to Discrimination

Sunnivie Brydum

The United States Olympic Committee announced that it has expanded its existing nondiscrimination policy to include protections for sexual orientation.

October 08 2013 3:45 PM ET

NOH8, All Love for Russian Gay Athletes

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Russian athletes attending the recent World Outgames 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium made a very bold statement.

WATCH: Olympic Torch Extinguished in Moscow
October 07 2013 7:40 PM ET

WATCH: Olympic Torch Extinguished in Moscow

Sunnivie Brydum

We'll make no comment about that particularly fabulous snowsuit he's wearing.

Meet the First Openly Gay NCAA Division II Basketball Star
October 07 2013 5:56 PM ET

Meet the First Openly Gay NCAA Division II Basketball Star

Sunnivie Brydum

Derek Schell talks about bravery, honesty, and taking it to the court in his op-ed for OutSports.

PHOTOS: Olympic Torch's Debut Already Met With Protest
October 05 2013 9:21 PM ET

PHOTOS: Olympic Torch's Debut Already Met With Protest

Lucas Grindley

Let the protests begin — activists are already using the spotlight of the Olympic torch relay to draw attention to Russia's antigay laws.

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