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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.
Putin's PR Contradicts Reality

Putin's PR Contradicts Reality

Russia's president claims no one is discriminated against and no one is hurt by antigay laws — meanwhile, arrests continue.

NBC's Maria Sharapova Isn't Going to Talk About LGBT People

Don't Ask NBC's Maria Sharapova to Talk About Gay Russia

As part of NBC's Olympics coverage, the tennis star is assigned to share stories about how beautiful it is to live in Russia, where she's from.

Putin to Gays: Leave Kids Alone and You'll Be Safe

Putin to Gays: Leave Kids Alone and You'll Be Safe

The Russian president contends LGBT people will be welcome in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, as long as they don't try to speak to children.

Kluwe Won't Shy Away From Suing Vikings If Necessary

WATCH: Chris Kluwe Will Sue Vikings If Necessary

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says that if the internal investigation clears the management of any homophobia or an antigay locker room environment, he'll sue.

IOC Member To US: Don’t Send Lesbians To Russia

A senior member of the of the International Olympic Committee has criticized the United States for “send[ing] four lesbians to Russia.”

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.

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