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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.
Op-ed: Why the Michael Sam Saga Matters
October 27 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why the Michael Sam Saga Matters

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam could have been the first openly gay man on an NFL football roster. He’s not, and that sucks.

WATCH: A Young Seahawks Fan Finds Acceptance Through Family and Football
October 24 2014 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: A Young Seahawks Fan Finds His Family's Acceptance

Annie Hollenbeck

In a video posted to I'm From Driftwood, a young man reports the supportive response he received when he came out to his mother — she just wanted him to wait until a commercial break in the football game.

Cowboys Release Michael Sam
October 21 2014 3:18 PM ET

Michael Sam Released from Cowboys, Vows to Fight

Trudy Ring

The Cowboys gave the first out gay man drafted in the NFL his walking papers today.

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Media Attention
October 21 2014 7:21 AM ET

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Attention

Annie Hollenbeck

The Cowboys practice squad member has stayed out of the media spotlight since the regular season began.

WATCH: L.A. Public Schools Stand Against Bullying in Sports
October 21 2014 7:05 AM ET

WATCH: L.A. Public Schools Stand Against Bullying in Sports

Annie Hollenbeck

The school district this year, through its Out for Safe Schools initiative, is setting out to make athletics a welcoming environment for LGBT students.

Out WWE Star Darren Young Body-Slams Bullying
October 16 2014 5:18 PM ET

Out WWE Star Darren Young Body-Slams Bullying

Jase Peeples

Every day is Spirit Day for the out WWE star who has made it his mission to end the bullying of LGBT youth.

ABC Announces Series Inspired by Gay Soccer Pro Robbie Rogers
October 15 2014 2:48 PM ET

ABC Announces Series Inspired by Gay Soccer Pro Robbie Rogers

Annie Hollenbeck

Rogers will also be a producer on the show, a sitcom about an out athlete.

Blake Skelljerup Comes Out — Again!
October 12 2014 2:22 PM ET

Blake Skelljerup Comes Out — Again!

Annie Hollenbeck

The former Olympian talks about boyfriend twin confusion in an article celebrating National Coming Out Day.

WATCH: Comic Won't Apologize for Michael Sam Gay Joke
October 10 2014 3:34 PM ET

WATCH: Comic Won't Apologize for Michael Sam Gay Joke

Annie Hollenbeck

Comedian Aries Spears says his comment was just a harmless joke.

Abby Wambach on Winning, her Wife, and the Elusive World Cup
October 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

Abby Wambach Preps for the 2015 World Cup

Annie Hollenbeck

Headed into the 2015 World Cup, soccer legend Abby Wambach has her eye on the prize.

What's Next for LGBT Ally Sean Avery?
October 05 2014 11:58 AM ET

What's Next for LGBT Ally Sean Avery?

Annie Hollenbeck

Former NFL star Sean Avery is extending his resume.

WATCH: Pro Distance Runner Comes Out, Shares Story in Video
October 03 2014 4:57 PM ET

WATCH: Pro Distance Runner Comes Out, Shares Story in Video

Annie Hollenbeck

Matt Llano talks about his fears over coming out and the difference it's made since.

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