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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.

WATCH: Wet, Shirtless Kiwi Ruggers Do Māori Haka Dance

You really don't need to be a sports fan to get into this video of half-naked rugby players in the rain.

American Football Player in Sweden Comes Out, Inspired by Michael Sam

22-year-old Marcus Juhlin, Swedish champion in American Football, came out in QX magazine

NFL Team Owners Say They're Ready to Recruit Gay Player

NFL Team Owners: Prepared to Recruit Gay Players

Gay former football player Wade Davis held meetings with NFL team owners this week, and many say they're ready to bring a gay player into the fold.

Take Us Out to The Gay Softball Leagues

Take Us Out to the Gay Softball Leagues

It's time for the boys and girls of summer.

Antigay Language Hurled At Collins On The Court

Antigay Language Hurled at Collins on the Court

Collins says a "knucklehead" used defamatory language against him during a game.

Get to Know Pro Baseball's Gay Pioneers

Get to Know Pro Baseball's Gay Pioneers

Don't think baseball's so gay? Think again.

Michael Sam Thanks His Mizzou Community

Michael Sam Thanks His Mizzou Community

As Michael Sam puts out one last effort in front of NFL scouts, he thanks members of his campus community for providing support and love during his coming out.

Jason Collins Will Remain With Brooklyn Nets

Jason Collins Will Remain With Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn's NBA team will keep Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, after signing him in February to a short-term contract.

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