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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.
Being the Closeted Player on the Christian Basketball Team

Being the Closeted Player on the Christian Basketball Team

Journalist Kate Fagan gives a glimpse of the life of a closeted athlete, surrounded by devout Christian teammates.

A Kiss-In, for All Those Michael Sam Haters

A Kiss-In, for All Those Michael Sam Haters

Some apparently can't stand seeing two people of the same sex kiss publicly. But one online protest suggests maybe what the squeamish really need are more chances to get used to it.

Gay Couple Has Horse in The Preakness
May 18 2014 10:56 AM ET

Gay Couple Has Horse in The Preakness

No one seemed sure whether a win at the Preakness would have been a first among owners.

Michael Sam Docu Series for Oprah Put on Hold

The OWN network postpones the reality series 'to allow Michael to have a total focus on football.'

Michael Sam Gets Documentary Series on OWN

Michael Sam Gets Documentary Series on OWN

The series will chronicle his experience as the first openly gay NFL player.

Lobbyist Urges Boycott of Rams, Visa, Over Michael Sam

Lobbyist Urges Boycott of Rams, Visa, Over Michael Sam

Right-wing lobbyist Jack Burkman is leading an effort to cut into the business of the team and the credit card issuer, all because they've had the temerity to employ a player who (like Burkman's brother) is openly gay.

Op-ed: Fox News, Michael Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia

Op-ed: Fox, Sam, and 'Appropriate' Homophobia

Reaction to Michael Sam's celebratory kiss after being drafted Saturday is a clear display of the true meaning of homophobia — fear.

WATCH: Critique and Defense of Michael Sam on CNN, Plus a History Lesson

WATCH: CNN Critiques and Defends Michael Sam

Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council called the new NFL player's celebratory kiss with his boyfriend 'inappropriate,' but Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen was there to counter Blackwell's homophobia.

WATCH: Michael Sam Ready to Take Down Haters on the Field

WATCH: Sam Ready to Take Down Haters on the Field

At his first press conference after being drafted by the Rams, Michael Sam displays nothing but confidence.

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