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.

Within hours of Michael Sam being picked by the St. Louis Rams, his jersey is already one of the top-sellers in the league.

May 12 2014 2:37 PM

In the wake of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay man drafted into the NFL, fans both old and new reacted primarily with support and enthusiasm.

May 11 2014 2:19 PM

The SEC Defensive Player of the Year becomes the first openly gay man to be drafted into any of the four major American sports.

May 10 2014 7:56 PM

Michael Sam and Visa have paired up for the gay athlete's first corporate endorsement deal.

May 09 2014 1:27 PM

The closet door is opening in professional athletics. Do we still need our own sporting events?

May 09 2014 4:00 AM

Michael Sam's fate could be decided this week. Where might he go?

May 08 2014 7:00 AM

The world’s most popular sport, as a resilient repository for homophobia.

May 08 2014 4:00 AM

Michael Sam also told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America that he has heard from many closeted athletes after his coming-out.

May 07 2014 3:53 PM

Athletes and coaches welcome LGBT students to the Catholic university's Fighting Irish sports teams.

May 05 2014 6:48 PM

Several football Hall of Famers, gathered at an event in Cleveland this weekend, say Sam will be judged only for how he plays the game, not for being gay.

May 03 2014 5:56 PM