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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 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.

October 03 2013 5:15 PM ET

Ooh La La! Preview the 2014 Dieux du Stade Calendar

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Everyone's favorite French athletic calendar is back — and it's not just for rugby players anymore.

October 03 2013 2:15 PM ET

WWE Champ Darren Young, 'Living the Dream' With His Boyfriend

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The first openly gay pro wrestler poses with his man for a new profile in People.

PHOTOS: LGBT Night OUT at Dodger Stadium
October 02 2013 12:42 PM ET

PHOTOS: LGBT Night OUT at Dodger Stadium

Sunnivie Brydum

The Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the team's first LGBT Night OUT Friday, celebrating the historic event with appearances by Lance Bass, Billy Bean, and Jason Collins.

Olympic Skiier Bode Miller Slams Russia's Antigay Laws
October 01 2013 4:53 PM ET

Olympic Skier Bode Miller Slams Russia's Antigay Laws

Michelle Garcia

Olympian Bode Miller says Russia's antigay laws are "embarrassing" to humanity.

Ian McKellen Blasts IOC for Acceptance of Russia's Antigay Laws
October 01 2013 1:46 PM ET

Ian McKellen Blasts IOC for Acceptance of Russia's Antigay Laws

Jase Peeples

'The IOC has completely neglected its responsibility to athletes, corporate sponsors, and fans,' McKellen wrote on his Facebook page.

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