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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.

Two women say their coach and others harassed them and wanted them off the team at the Christian university.

December 19 2014 7:11 PM

Some say sports isn't political, but one athlete argues the opposite.

December 18 2014 7:00 AM

Olympic hopeful Tom Luchsinger writes about the forces that kept him in the closet and why he decided to come out.

December 17 2014 4:28 PM

A Wisconsin school district has adopted a trans-inclusive athletics policy this week — before any trans students came forward to request the change.

December 17 2014 2:46 PM

Sam tells a story of resilience in the face of disappointment as part of a video campaign launched in conjunction with the new film Unbroken.

December 15 2014 5:43 PM

UFC fighter Anderson Silva says he was bullied as a child because people thought he was gay — and he's still keeping the possibility open that he might discover he is someday.

December 13 2014 8:00 AM

The MLS Cup champion tells his funny and random coming-out story.

December 10 2014 7:11 PM