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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.
NFL, Coaches, Teammates Encourage Sam in Coming Out

NFL, Coaches, Teammates Encourage Sam in Coming Out

Michael Sam, an NFL prospect who publicly announced over the weekend that he is gay, has received words of encouragement from former teammates, his coach, the NFL, and a team owner.

15 of the Most Hateful Tweets About NFL Hopeful Michael Sam Coming Out

15 Worst Tweets About NFL Hopeful Mike Sam Coming Out

Antigay bigots flocked to Twitter to spew hate after NFL hopeful Michael Sam revealed he is gay.

Gay At The Games: Wüst Wins Gold,  Putin Gets 'Cuddled'

Gay At The Games: Wüst Wins Gold, Putin Gets 'Cuddled'

Weekend Olympic roundup: Ireene Wüst wins the first gay gold medal of the games, and update on Dutch snowboarder Cheryl Maas.

Out Speed Skater Irene Wust Wins Gold

The Dutch athlete becomes the first out athlete to medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics

Missouri Football Star, NFL Hopeful Michael Sam, Comes Out

Missouri Football Star, NFL Hopeful, Comes Out

Michael Sam, a defensive lineman for University of Missouri, and a hopeful for the NFL draft this spring, came out in an interview with the New York Times.

WATCH: Exclusive Interview With Janet Napolitano and U.S. Delegation in Sochi

Exclusive in Sochi: U.S. Delegation on Why They're There

In partnership with United for Equality in Sports and Entertainment, The Advocate brings you interviews and coverage directly from Sochi.

Trapped In The (Water) Closet: Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Busts Out At Sochi

The athlete tweets his great escape

PSA Depicts LGBT Discrimination as Russia's 'Newest Olympic Sport'

WATCH: Is Homophobia The Newest Olympic Sport?

A two-minute PSA, which shows eye-opening violence against a gay couple in a sports arena, is shining a spotlight on LGBT discrimination worldwide.

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