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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.
U.K. Semipro Footballer Liam Davis Comes Out

U.K. Semipro Footballer Liam Davis Comes Out

The Gainsborough Trinity midfielder came out as gay in an interview published Saturday in the Lincolnshire Echo.

Brazilian Diver Ian Matos Comes Out as Gay

Brazilian Diver Ian Matos Comes Out as Gay

The champion diver says he was inspired to be open about his sexuality after British Olympic medalist Tom Daley revealed he’s dating a man.

WATCH: Gay Athletes Featured in New CNN Documentary

WATCH: Meet the Out Athletes Changing The Game

Blake Skjellerup, Robbie Rogers, and Brittney Griner share their personal stories in Journey of the Gay Athlete, airing Saturday on CNN International.

Retired German Pro Soccer Player Thomas Hitzlsperger Announces He's Gay

Retired German Pro Soccer Player Thomas Hitzlsperger Announces He's Gay

The German international player came out in a magazine interview published Wednesday.

Costas Wants Putin to Talk About Anti-LGBT Law During NBC's Olympic Coverage

Costas Wants Putin To Talk About Anti-LGBT Law

One way or another, NBC will not shy away from reporting on Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

First German Soccer Player Comes Out

Former German national player Thomas Hitzlsperger has come out

WATCH: Kluwe Says NFL Has a Double Standard

WATCH: Kluwe Says NFL Has a Double Standard

Punter Chris Kluwe asks why team owners allow athletes charged with crimes to play while blacklisting those, like him, who speak out in support of marriage equality.

Kluwe: There Are Witnesses to Vikings Coach's Hostility

Kluwe: There Are Witnesses to Vikings Coach's Hostility

Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe says there are witnesses who will back up his claims that special teams coach Mike Priefer used homophobic language among players.

Vikings Coach Denies Chris Kluwe's Accusations of Antigay Bigotry
January 03 2014 7:50 PM ET

Vikings Coach Denies Accusations of Antigay Bigotry

Mike Priefer and Minnesota Vikings execs both claim the special teams coach is not an antigay bigot and that Chris Kluwe was fired because of lackluster performance.

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