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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.
Not a Good Day for Lobbyist Who Wants Ban on Gay Players in NFL

Not a Good Day for Lobbyist Who Wants Gays Banned in NFL

Things don't seem to be going according to plan for the lobbyist whose big idea it was to ban gay players from the NFL.

Jason Collins to Wear No. 98 in Honor of Matthew Shepard

Jason Collins to Wear No. 98 in Honor of Matthew Shepard

The first out active NBA player will wear number 98 with the Nets as tribute to Matthew Shepard, the gay college student whose murder in 1998 fueled the adoption of hate-crime laws.

Gay at The Games: 7 Unforgettable Olympic Moments

Gay at The Games: 7 Unforgettable Olympic Moments

As we say goodbye to Sochi (but not to our coverage of the anti-LGBT law in Russia), we have a few moments that will undoubtedly stick.

Gay at the Games: Billie Jean King Makes Her Mark

Gay at the Games: Billie Jean King Makes Her Mark

Tennis legend Billie Jean King says it's time for the IOC to consider potential host countries' laws when selecting the next location of the games.

Jason Collins Makes First NBA Appearance Since Coming Out

Jason Collins Makes First NBA Appearance Since Coming Out

Collins played 11 minutes for the Brooklyn Nets against the Los Angeles Lakers and was greeted warmly by fans.

Report: Jason Collins to Sign With Nets
February 24 2014 12:25 PM ET

Jason Collins Signs With Nets, Making History

Collins, who came out in April, reportedly signed a contract with the Brooklyn team today, making him available to play against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.

WATCH: Michael Sam Meets Press, Exudes Poise

WATCH: Michael Sam Meets Press, Exudes Poise

Several sports commentators are offering kudos to Sam for the grace with which he responded to questions about the implications of being openly gay in pro football.

Gay at the Games: Hockey Madness, Wüst Goes for Medal 5

Gay at the Games: Hockey Madness, Wüst Goes for Medal 5

Golden dreams were dashed this week on the ice at Sochi.

Sochi's Soundtrack: Viral Videos Protest Russia's LGBT Hatred

Sochi’s Soundtrack: Viral Videos Protest Russia’s LGBT Hatred

From Pussy Riot to a revamped Coke ad, there's been no shortage of Sochi spoofing this winter.

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