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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 at the Games: Hockey Madness, Wüst Goes for Medal 5

Gay at the Games: Hockey Madness, Wüst Goes for Medal 5

Golden dreams were dashed this week on the ice at Sochi.

Sochi's Soundtrack: Viral Videos Protest Russia's LGBT Hatred

Sochi’s Soundtrack: Viral Videos Protest Russia’s LGBT Hatred

From Pussy Riot to a revamped Coke ad, there's been no shortage of Sochi spoofing this winter.

Brian Boitano: On Coming Out Publicly & Why These Olympic Games Mattered

As the Sochi Winter Olympics begin to wind down, the figure skating gold medal winner reflects on how things have changed since he came out publicly and why the games shouldn't be ignored

WATCH: Lipinski and Weir, A Match Made For Instagram

WATCH: Lipinski and Weir, A Match Made For Instagram

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski talk social media, Pussy Riot, and LGBT activists in Russia.

Gay At The Games: Weir's Braided Statement, Pussy Riot's Shoutout to Gays

Gay At The Games: Weir's Coded Braid, Pussy Riot's Shoutout

Johnny Weir is showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine through his hair.

Gay at the Games: Another Medal for Wüst, Pussy Riot Strikes Again

Gay at the Games: Another Medal for Wüst, Pussy Riot Strikes Again

Ireen Wüst has picked up another silver medal in Sochi, while Aussie snowboarder Belle Brockhoff deals with family drama.

IOC Defends Removal of Trans MP for Rainbow Protest

IOC Defends Removal of Trans MP for Rainbow Protest

The International Olympic Committee is defending the removal of several LGBT activists from the Olympic village Sunday, including a transgender former member of Italy's parliament.

Gay at the Games: Olympic Dad Cries 'Bias,' IOC Plays Defense

Gay at the Games: Olympic Dad Cries 'Bias,' IOC on Defense

Belle Brockhoff's father cries foul at some of the treatment his daughter and her Aussie teammates have received.

Europe's First Trans Parliamentarian Arrested at Olympics for Gay Sign

Europe's First Trans Parliamentarian Arrested at Olympics for Gay Sign

Valdimir Luxuria says she was arrested and detained for carrying a "Gay is OK" sign but she's not backing down.

Hundreds Stand For Michael Sam Against Westboro Demonstration

Hundreds Stand For Michael Sam Against Westboro Demonstration

Hoards of Mizzou fans showed their support for Michael Sam as the Westboro Baptist Church came to spread their hate.

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