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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.
Pro Hockey Partners With Gay Sports Org
April 12 2013 2:23 PM ET

Pro Hockey Partners With Gay Sports Org

Michelle Garcia

As the clock ticks toward the moment that a gay male professional athlete comes out, the NHL is being proactive.

UFC Suspends Mitrione For Berating Trans Fighter Fallon Fox
April 09 2013 11:20 AM ET

UFC Suspends Mitrione For Berating Trans Fighter Fallon Fox

Michelle Garcia

Matt Mitrone was suspended for making transphobic remarks regarding recently out transgender fighter Fallon Fox

Did Brendon Ayanbadejo's Activism Cost Him His Job?
April 05 2013 6:03 AM ET April 05 2013 11:31 AM ET

Did Brendon Ayanbadejo's Activism Cost Him His Job?

Trudy Ring

Ayanbadejo, dropped by the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, says his pro-marriage equality activism drew attention the team probably didn't want.

April 04 2013 1:03 PM ET

Op-ed: How Kwame Harris' Coming Out Tackles Homophobia in Sports

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Another former professional athlete has came out last month—6’, 7” Jamaican-born NFL offensive tackle Kwame Harris.

NOM Caught Lying About Support From Chicago Bears
April 04 2013 12:26 PM ET

NOM Caught Lying About Support From Chicago Bears

Lucas Grindley

As many LGBT activists suspected, the Chicago Bears never donated anything to help the National Organization for Marriage raise money.

Does Phil Jackson Think Gay People Don't Exist in the NBA?
April 03 2013 2:25 PM ET

Does Phil Jackson Think Gay People Don't Exist in the NBA?

Neal Broverman

The legendary coach provides a very cryptic response when asked about gay acceptance in the NBA.

Abusive, Gay Epithet-Hurling Rutgers Coach Sent Packing
April 03 2013 9:48 AM ET

Abusive, Gay Epithet-Hurling Rutgers Coach Sent Packing

Neal Broverman

Basketball coach Mike Rice is fired after ESPN airs a video showing him shoving players and calling one an antigay slur.

NFL Players Say a Gay Teammate is 'Not a Distraction'
April 02 2013 3:38 PM ET

NFL Players Say a Gay Teammate Is 'Not a Distraction'

Jase Peeples

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Redskins defensive lineman Adam Carriker voice their support of LGBT inclusiveness in professional sports.

Former NFL Star Glad He Is Now Out
March 29 2013 2:19 PM ET

Former NFL Star Glad He Is Now Out

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Former San Francisco 49er Kwame Harris wants to inspire kids and other athletes.

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