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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.
Golf Champ Will Eat Dinner With Gays, Still Thinks They're Sinners

Golf Champ Will Eat Dinner With Gays, Still Thinks They're Sinners

Bubba Watson, who just won the Masters this weekend, says he would be friendly to a gay person, but the Bible tells him being gay is a sin.

UMass Hoops Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out

UMass Hoops Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out

After a lonely year at UMass, guard Derrick Gordon decided it was time to come out to his teammates.

WATCH: What Happened When A Member of Notre Dame's Tennis Team Came Out

WATCH: This Is How to React to a Gay Teammate

When Matt Dooley came out to his coaches and teammates on Notre Dame's men's tennis team, he found more acceptance and support than he ever imagined.

Suit Claims Antigay Harassment by Houston Rockets

Suit Claims Antigay Harassment by Houston Rockets

A gay man who worked for the catering company serving Barclays Center in Brooklyn says Rockets players heaped antigay abuse on him before a game with the Nets last year.

WATCH: Wet, Shirtless Kiwi Ruggers Do Māori Haka Dance

You really don't need to be a sports fan to get into this video of half-naked rugby players in the rain.

American Football Player in Sweden Comes Out, Inspired by Michael Sam

22-year-old Marcus Juhlin, Swedish champion in American Football, came out in QX magazine

NFL Team Owners Say They're Ready to Recruit Gay Player

NFL Team Owners: Prepared to Recruit Gay Players

Gay former football player Wade Davis held meetings with NFL team owners this week, and many say they're ready to bring a gay player into the fold.

Take Us Out to The Gay Softball Leagues

Take Us Out to the Gay Softball Leagues

It's time for the boys and girls of summer.

Antigay Language Hurled At Collins On The Court

Antigay Language Hurled at Collins on the Court

Collins says a "knucklehead" used defamatory language against him during a game.

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