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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.

Gay Athletes Celebrated in YouTube 'Proud To Play' Video

And 5 Other Things You Need to Know Today

Love Travels, With Help From Jason Collins and His BF

Love Travels, With Help From Jason Collins and His BF

Take a gander at the new inclusivity campaign from Marriott hotels.

1 Year Later: Jason Collins Is Living—and Leading—an Authentic Life

He says the welcoming spirit was extended to his boyfriend off the court.

Poll: Most Soccer Fans Ready for Gay Player

Poll: Soccer Fans Asked If They're Ready for Gay Player

In many European countries, a majority of football fans say they would support a gay player.

PHOTOS: Changing the Tide for Gay Surfers

PHOTOS: Changing the Tide for Gay Surfers

A new documentary follows two gay surfers as they uncover a taboo in surfing.

Olympic Luger John Fennell Comes Out as Gay

Olympic Luger John Fennell Comes Out as Gay

A Canadian Olympian said it felt liberating to finally come out to friends, family, and the world.

Emily Nkosi, Like Griner, Says Baylor Was a Homophobic Environment

Emily Nkosi, Like Griner, Says Baylor Was a Homophobic Environment

Another former player for Baylor's women's basketball team says she felt trapped in a homophobic environment during her time there.

WNBA Becomes First American Pro League to Target LGBT Fans

WNBA Becomes First American Pro League to Target LGBT Fans

In tandem with pride season, the WNBA will officially embrace its LGBT fans.

Berlin: Gareth Thomas Trains With Gay Team

Berlin: Gareth Thomas Trains With Gay Team

Openly gay rugby player Gareth Thomas gets rough with the Berlin Bruisers, Germany's first all-gay (and straight-friendly) rugby team.

Praying the Gay Away — For Our Coach

Praying the Gay Away — For Our Coach

When some Christian basketball players learn their coach is a lesbian, they turn to prayer.

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