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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.
Griner: Baylor Coach Enforced Closet Policy
May 19 2013 4:59 PM ET

Griner: Baylor Coach Enforced Closet Policy

Neal Broverman

Officials at the Baptist university once asked Griner to remove a tweet referring to her sexual orientation.

UFC Comes Down Hard on Homophobic Wrestler
May 17 2013 5:49 PM ET

UFC Comes Down Hard on Homophobic Wrestler

Neal Broverman

Lightweight Nate Diaz is suspended after using a homophobic slur on Twitter.

Chris Kluwe Has a New Team, Plans to Keep Speaking Out
May 16 2013 10:48 AM ET

Chris Kluwe Has a New Team, Plans to Keep Speaking Out

Lucas Grindley

The Minnesota Vikings split with outspoken equality advocate Chris Kluwe, but the Oakland Raiders have picked him up.

The Story of How Jason Collins Came Out to His Twin Brother
May 16 2013 9:47 AM ET

WATCH: How Jason Collins Came Out to His Twin Brother

Lucas Grindley

The two brothers joined Jimmy Kimmel for a lighthearted interview.

Tennis Pros Federer, Murry Say Gay Players Would Be No Problem
May 14 2013 2:16 PM ET

Tennis Pros Federer, Murry Say Gay Players Would Be No Problem

Jase Peeples

Top-ranking men's tennis pros Roger Federer and Andy Murray believe an out gay player in their sport wouldn’t be an issue.

Miami Marlins Go to Bat for LGBT Youth
May 13 2013 2:19 PM ET

Miami Marlins Go to Bat for LGBT Youth

Neal Broverman

A June game will promote equality in sports and benefit gay youth in South Florida.

Gov. Mark Dayton Says Vikings 'Ought to Be Honest' About Cutting Chris Kluwe
May 10 2013 1:19 PM ET

Governor: Vikings 'Ought to Be Honest' About Cutting Kluwe

Jase Peeples

The Minnesota governor believes the Vikings have been dishonest about their reasons for releasing the outspoken LGBT ally from the team, and he’s not happy about it.

NFL Commissioner: Openly Gay Players Would Be Accepted
May 10 2013 11:23 AM ET

NFL Commissioner: Openly Gay Players Would Be Accepted

Trudy Ring

Roger Goodell has encouraging words for any player who might come out. Also, Jets linebacker DeMario Davis says he'd accept a gay teammate, even though he thinks homosexuality is a sin.

Former College Football Star Kevin Grayson Comes Out as Gay
May 08 2013 5:13 PM ET May 09 2013 5:40 PM ET

Former College Football Star Kevin Grayson Comes Out

Jase Peeples

“Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you can’t be the athlete you want to be,” says the award-winning athlete.

Charles Barkley: 'Everyone Has Had Gay Teammates' in NBA
May 08 2013 11:26 AM ET

Charles Barkley: "Everyone Has Had Gay Teammates"

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The b-baller turned TV analyst says he's had several gay teammates.

WATCH: Former NFL Star Tell Anderson Why He Defended Jason Collins
May 06 2013 6:02 PM ET

WATCH: NFL Star Tells Anderson Why He Defended Collins

Neal Broverman

LeRoy Butler was axed from a church speaking engagement because he supported Jason Collins's coming out.

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