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 series will chronicle his experience as the first openly gay NFL player.

May 15 2014 7:54 PM

Right-wing lobbyist Jack Burkman is leading an effort to cut into the business of the team and the credit card issuer, all because they've had the temerity to employ a player who (like Burkman's brother) is openly gay.

May 15 2014 4:38 PM

Reaction to Michael Sam's celebratory kiss after being drafted Saturday is a clear display of the true meaning of homophobia — fear.

May 15 2014 4:26 AM

Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council called the new NFL player's celebratory kiss with his boyfriend 'inappropriate,' but Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen was there to counter Blackwell's homophobia.

May 14 2014 3:41 PM

At his first press conference after being drafted by the Rams, Michael Sam displays nothing but confidence.

May 14 2014 1:34 PM

Dale Hansen, the sportscaster who defended Michael Sam against anonymous haters, is back, and he says there's no way that there were 248 draft prospects more talented than Sam.

May 13 2014 4:40 PM

Michael Sam's historic recruitment may help boost efforts to gain LGBT rights in Missouri.

May 12 2014 3:56 PM