Sports

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.

The veteran referee, recently the target of a player's antigay tirade, decides to come out.

December 14 2015 6:32 PM

The proposal would establish a committee to decide who's trans and assure that birth gender generally supersedes gender identity.

December 10 2015 5:36 PM

The organization regulating nearly 1,300 college institutions across America tells its hometown newspaper it's now going to monitor 'current events' before committing to host cities.

November 23 2015 9:03 AM

The Olympic skier came out on the cover of ESPN The Magazine and says reaction in the sports world is 'mixed.'

November 20 2015 6:09 PM

When he came out in 2009, rugby player Gareth Thomas became one of the most famous gay men in the U.K. He now recounts what led to his escape from the closet in this wrenching except from his memoir, Proud.

November 18 2015 8:29 AM
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