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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.
Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?
September 23 2014 2:00 PM ET

Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?

Annie Hollenbeck

With the nation's extreme climate issues, migrant worker problems, and criminalization of homosexuality, Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup is not looking good.

UFC Women's Champ Refuses to Fight Trans Athlete Fallon Fox
September 22 2014 3:12 PM ET

UFC Women's Champ Refuses to Fight Trans Athlete Fallon Fox

Mitch Kellaway

Mixed martial arts bruiser Ronda Rousey won't fight Fallon Fox because she claims trans women have an 'unfair advantage,' though medical experts disagree.

Vikings Coach Mike Priefer Back At Practice Following Suspension for Homophobic Comments
September 20 2014 2:38 AM ET

Vikings Coach Mike Priefer Back At Practice

Annie Hollenbeck

After a two-game suspension and sensitivity training for his antigay comments, special teams coach Mike Priefer has returned to his post.

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi Take Over NBC's Figure Skating Commentary
September 19 2014 3:02 PM ET

Dynamic Duo Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi Return to NBC

Annie Hollenbeck

The fashionable darlings of the figure skating world are back on NBC, possibly bumping longtime commentators Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, and Sandra Bezic from the anchor's desk.

Op-ed: Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes
September 18 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes

Hida Viloria

The scientific authorities have said multiple times that intersex women don't have an advantage in athletics. So won't the sporting authorities just let them play?

Chris Kluwe Takes On NFL & Ray Rice Investigation
September 17 2014 5:34 PM ET

Kluwe to NFL: The Tape Doesn't Lie

Annie Hollenbeck

Chris Kluwe says it's ironic that a league that is so dependent on instant replays is having a hard time with a different type of video evidence.

PHOTOS: Meet the First Trans Man to Win a Gay Games Gold in Powerlifting
September 17 2014 4:09 AM ET November 19 2014 3:17 PM ET

Meet Gay Games' First Trans Gold Medalist in Powerlifting

Mitch Kellaway

Breaking down barriers for transgender athletes? Toronto muscleman Kinnon MacKinnon prefers lifting them.

Canadian Hockey Opens Doors for Young Trans Players
September 16 2014 6:08 PM ET

Canadian Hockey Opens Doors for Young Trans Players

Annie Hollenbeck

The governing body for amateur hockey in Canada has made its policies more welcoming for transgender players.

LGBT Groups, Conservatives Outraged As Straight Mates Marry for Rugby Tickets
September 16 2014 2:13 PM ET

Straight Mates Marry for Rugby Tickets

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A radio competition orchestrated same-sex marriage for two straight male friends and gay rights groups are outraged.

LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner
September 15 2014 10:47 AM ET

LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner

Annie Hollenbeck

Officials from Louisiana State University will meet with the fraternity after displaying several crude banners over the years.

WATCH: Fox Asks What If Ray Rice Had Hit a Gay Man?
September 11 2014 2:02 PM ET

WATCH: Fox Asks What If Ray Rice Had Hit a Gay Man?

Sunnivie Brydum

Leave it to Fox News to find a way to connect a cultural conversation about domestic violence with antigay attitudes.

Op-ed: Ray Rice, a Broken NFL Culture, and How to Fix It
September 11 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Ray Rice, a Broken NFL Culture, and How to Fix It

Sam Marchiano

At the end of the day, the NFL is a business, and it's not being run fairly.

Footballers Lace Up Against Homophobia
September 09 2014 11:21 AM ET

Footballers Lace Up Against Homophobia

Annie Hollenbeck

Football players in the U.K. are lacing up this weekend to show their support for gay players and fans.

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