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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.

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.

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