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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.
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.

Billie Jean King Will Head To Sochi

Billie Jean King Will Head To Sochi

After the death of her mother, King will participate in the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Games.

Gay at the Games: Silver Medalist Says Sochi Was a Poor Choice

Gay at the Games: Silver Medalist Says Sochi Was a Poor Choice

Daniela Iraschko-Stolz says the IOC should have made a better choice than Russia for the games, while LGBT athlete ally Hudson Taylor gives a glimpse into what it's like to be gay in Sochi.

Second Out Gay Athlete to Medal: Daniela Iraschko-Stolz Wins Silver

The Austrian makes history in the debut of women's ski jump

Gay At The Games: Wüst's Silver Medal And Johnny's Golden Necklaces

Gay At The Games: Wüst's Silver And Johnny's Golden Bling

Wüst is the most decorated Dutch Olympian at the Sochi games.

Norwegian Men's Curling Team Goes Pantless

The team retaliates after backlash over their crazy pants

Gay at the Games: Historic Silver Medal; Americans Not Pleased With Luge Ad

Gay at the Games: Historic Silver Medal; Americans Not Pleased With Luge Ad

Lesbian skier Daniela Iraschko-Stolz made history Tuesday in the first women's ski jumping event at the Olympics, while the Norwegian curling team staged an act of protest.

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