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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.

Open Letter: Greg Louganis Congratulates Tom Daley For Coming Out

A mentor to a new generation of athletes, the Olympic legend says it's 'time to focus on your diving'

Transcript and Video: Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out

Transcript and Video: Olympic Diver Tom Daley Comes Out

The British Olympic diver had made headlines when a newspaper interview had reported he isn't gay, but Tom Daley posted a YouTube video to clarify.

Olympics: Activists Deliver Long List of Unanswered Questions

Olympics: Activists Deliver Long List of Unanswered Questions

Russia's antigay laws are clear, but how it intends to enforce them when the Olympics begin is still unclear.

Which NBA Team Endorses Chick-fil-A?

Which NBA Team Endorses Chick-fil-A?

Chick-fil-A has formed a business partnership with a professional basketball team in Florida.

Va.: State Tennis Champ Comes Out

Va.: State Tennis Champ Comes Out

A high school tennis champion comes out on Twitter to his schoolmates and teammates.

Transgender H.S. Coach Comes Out

Transgender H.S. Coach Comes Out

Coach Stephen Alexander and his family share the story of how he became a star coach in small-town Rhode Island.

Texas Swimmer Comes Out to Teammates

Texas Swimmer Comes Out to Teammates

A college junior comes out to his swim teammates.

Lawsuit: Football Coach Fired for Being Gay

Lawsuit: Football Coach Fired for Being Gay

A coach is suing his former high school, saying he was fired for being gay and then forced to leave his teaching job.

Gareth Thomas & James Haskell Discuss Sochi, Sports, & Homosexuality

"I would go there as a gay man and be the best at what I was doing," Thomas says

WATCH: What Happens When A Gay Olympian Wins At The Sochi Games?

In a beautiful 2-minute video, All Out asks the simple truth that faces many gay Olympians in the near future

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