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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.
Top Russian Official Says Olympic Athletes Cannot Protest

Top Russian Official Says Olympic Athletes Cannot Protest

The statement appears to contradict assurances made Monday by the president of the International Olympic Committee that athletes could make political statements at press conferences in Sochi.

The Very Short List: Who Is Gay In The Olympics?
February 08 2014 1:51 PM ET

The Very Short List: Who Is Gay in the Olympics?

Who will represent Team LGBT in Sochi? Barely a handful of athletes worldwide have come out.

Super Bowl Ads: Best and Worst Ever for LGBT Viewers

Super Bowl Ads: Best and Worst Ever If You're LGBT

Everyone knows Super Bowl ads appeal to the best and worst of American humor, so will this year be a winner for LGBT viewers? Here we look back at the TV moments we loved — or that made us cringe.

First Active College Football Player to Come Out: Willamette's Conner Mertens

First Active College Football Player Comes Out

By announcing that he's bisexual, Willamette University's kicker, Conner Mertens, becomes the college football player to come out while still active in the sport. 

First Active College Football Player Comes Out

Conner Mertens, Willamette University's kicker, tells his story

Blake Skjellerup Misses Olympic Qualification

Blake Skjellerup Misses Olympic Qualification

Gay New Zealand Olympic hopeful Blake Skjellerup announces that he will not be heading to Sochi next week.

The Long History of Olympic Boycotts, Protests and Demonstrations

The Long History of Olympic Protests

Geopolitics have always been associated with the Olympics, and this year will be no exception.

Maddow: Gay Athletes in Sochi Are Brave

Maddow: Gay Athletes in Sochi Are Brave

Rachel Maddow says LGBT athletes being out at the games will be like a "one-finger salute" to Vladimir Putin."

WATCH: WWE Star John Cena Supports Gay Wrestlers

WATCH: WWE Star John Cena Supports Gay Wrestlers

John Cena expressed support for fellow WWE star Darren Young's decision to publicly come out as gay on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live.

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