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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.
Billie Jean King Drops Out of Sochi Delegation

Billie Jean King Drops Out of Sochi Delegation

The tennis champion will remain in the United States to care for her ailing mother.

PSA: The Winter Olympics Have Always Been a Little Bit Gay

The Canadian Institute of Diversity & Inclusion (CIDI), an equality rights organization, wants to remind viewers that the competition has "always been a little bit gay."

Caitlin Cahow: Without Olympics, Would People Care About Russia's Law?

Without Olympics, Would People Care About Russia's Laws?

Meet Caitlin Cahow, one of the three gay delegates who will represent the United States in Sochi, Russia.

LGBT Olympic Primer: 5 Things To Know About Caitlin Cahow

5 Things To Know About Caitlin Cahow

Caitlin Cahow is headed to her third Olympic games, this time as a delegate representing the U.S. during the closing ceremonies. Here are five things you should know about the out Olympian.

IOC President: We Are Not a 'World Government'

IOC President: We Are Not a 'World Government'

IOC president Thomas Bach claims that the power of the organization to influence hosting countries is limited, but confirmed that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will give a keynote address addressing Russia's antigay laws.

Major Olympic Sponsor AT&T Condemns Russia's Laws

Olympic Sponsor AT&T Condemns Russia's Laws

The telecommunications company condemned Russia's antigay law and the violence it has spurred.

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?

While there is no one way to register unhappiness with Russia's laws and antigay violence, some are much colder than others.

WATCH: Dan Savage Praises Butterfinger for 'Monogamish' Super Bowl Ad

WATCH: Dan Savage Loved 'Monogamish' Super Bowl Ad

Super Bowl viewers were asked to consider adding a third to their relationships.

WATCH: Coca-Cola Includes Gay Dads in Super Bowl Ad

WATCH: Coca-Cola Includes Gay Dads in Super Bowl Ad

Coke has been criticized for continuing to sponsor the Olympics in Russia despite that country's antigay laws.

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