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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.
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.

Finnish Olympic Swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Comes Out as Gay

Finnish Olympic Swimmer Comes Out to Protest Russia

In an effort to raise awareness of Russia's antigay legislation ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, Finnish Olympic Swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has come out of as gay.

WATCH: To State Department, 'We Are All Athletes'
January 31 2014 8:34 PM ET

WATCH: To State Department, 'We Are All Athletes'

A new video from the U.S. State Department paints a picture of Olympians and Paralympians as different, but equal — and includes a possible allusion to gay athletes.

9 NFL Players Who Make Being an Ally Look Very Good

9 NFL Players Who Make Being an Ally Look Very Good

The Super Bowl is about to cap yet another season without an openly gay player. But a ton of rookies and young players are welcoming of gay teammates and fans. Here are a few friendly faces.

IOC Member Says Russia's 'Antigay Stuff' Is Overblown

IOC Member Says Russia's 'Antigay Stuff' Is Overblown

Canadian International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says he doesn't agree with Russia's 'gay propaganda' ban, but other countries have much worse laws penalizing LGBT people.

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