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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.
Proposal to Ban Gay NFL Players Sent to Congress

Proposal to Ban Gay NFL Players Sent to Congress

Lobbyist Jack Burkman's proposed bill to bar openly gay players from the NFL is ready for Congress.

Jason Collins Just Wants to Play Basketball

Jason Collins Just Wants to Play Basketball

He knows he's the first out gay player in the NBA, but Jason Collins simply wants to do his job: making fouls and blocking plays.

Gay Retired NFL Player Roy Simmons Dies at 57

Gay Retired NFL Player Roy Simmons Dies at 57

Roy Simmons, who played for both the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, died last week.

Jason Collins's no. 98 Jersey Biggest Seller on NBA Website

Jason Collins's Jersey Biggest Seller on NBA Website

The history-making athlete's number 98 Nets jersey is currently the top seller on NBA.com.

Not a Good Day for Lobbyist Who Wants Ban on Gay Players in NFL

Not a Good Day for Lobbyist Who Wants Gays Banned in NFL

Things don't seem to be going according to plan for the lobbyist whose big idea it was to ban gay players from the NFL.

Jason Collins to Wear No. 98 in Honor of Matthew Shepard

Jason Collins to Wear No. 98 in Honor of Matthew Shepard

The first out active NBA player will wear number 98 with the Nets as tribute to Matthew Shepard, the gay college student whose murder in 1998 fueled the adoption of hate-crime laws.

Gay at The Games: 7 Unforgettable Olympic Moments

Gay at The Games: 7 Unforgettable Olympic Moments

As we say goodbye to Sochi (but not to our coverage of the anti-LGBT law in Russia), we have a few moments that will undoubtedly stick.

Gay at the Games: Billie Jean King Makes Her Mark

Gay at the Games: Billie Jean King Makes Her Mark

Tennis legend Billie Jean King says it's time for the IOC to consider potential host countries' laws when selecting the next location of the games.

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