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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.
Matthew Shepard's Mom Moved to Tears by Jason Collins's Gesture
May 01 2013 11:13 AM ET

Matthew Shepard's Mom Tears Up Over Jason Collins's Gesture

Lucas Grindley

Jason Collins became the first active NBA player to come out, and the Shepards say his example will be a model to young people.

Church Cancels Speech by NFL Star Over Support for Jason Collins
May 01 2013 10:53 AM ET

Church to NFL Star: Apologize to God for Backing Gay Player

Lucas Grindley

Former Green Bay Packer Leroy Butler was told to ask God for forgiveness after tweeting his congratulations to Jason Collins on coming out.

Jason Collins: I Didn't Set Out to Be the First
April 30 2013 3:13 PM ET

Jason Collins: I Didn't Set Out to Be the First

Michelle Garcia

NBA free agent Jason Collins meets with George Stephanopoulos in his first interview since coming out.

Obama on Jason Collins: Couldn't Be Prouder
April 30 2013 1:05 PM ET

Obama on Jason Collins: Couldn't Be Prouder

Michelle Garcia

At the end of the White House press briefing Tuesday, President Obama decided to take one more question regarding gay NBA player Jason Collins.

LGBT Ally Chris Kluwe Concerned About His Football Future
April 29 2013 7:30 PM ET

LGBT Ally Chris Kluwe Concerned About His Football Future

Trudy Ring

With the Minnesota Vikings having picked up another punter in the college draft, Kluwe wonders if his activism will endanger his job.

Out NBAer Collins Gets Kudos From President, First Lady
April 29 2013 6:54 PM ET

Out NBAer Collins Gets Kudos From President, First Lady

Trudy Ring

Barack and Michelle Obama both convey their support to Jason Collins.

5 More Things You Should Know About Jason Collins
April 29 2013 5:11 PM ET

5 More Things You Should Know About Jason Collins

Trudy Ring

He has a twin, a gay uncle, and ties to some of the nation's top political families.

Why Collins Wore Number 98
April 29 2013 3:48 PM ET

Why Collins Wore Number 98

Trudy Ring

It's in remembrance of the year Matthew Shepard died and the Trevor Project was founded, he says.

Jason Collins Comes Out, Twitter Reacts
April 29 2013 2:53 PM ET April 29 2013 3:26 PM ET

Jason Collins Comes Out, Twitter Explodes

Sunnivie Brydum

NBA center Jason Collins just became the first openly gay man currently playing a major team sport. Here's what the Twitterverse had to say about it.

Basketballers Coming Out: A Brief History
April 29 2013 2:09 PM ET

Basketballers Coming Out: A Brief History

Trudy Ring

Before Jason Collins, openly gay cagers included NBA retiree John Amaechi and the WNBA's Sheryl Swoopes, Seimone Augustus, and Brittney Griner.

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