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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.

Should big sports events leave states where it's legal to discriminate against LGBT fans and players?

March 29 2015 3:59 PM

Yvette Cormier claims she suffered emotional damage after sharing a gym locker room with a trans woman who entered briefly to hang up her coat.

March 25 2015 4:12 PM

Craig James wonders if sports teams' endorsement of equal marriage rights will silence players with opposing views.

March 11 2015 8:47 PM

Yvette Cormier returned four days in a row to warn women away from the locker room, because she had seen a trans woman use it once. On the fifth day, Cormier wasn't allowed to come back.

March 09 2015 6:08 PM

When she's not busy becoming the most successful female poker player of all time, Vanessa Selbst squeezes in some time for social justice.

March 05 2015 7:00 AM