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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.
Gay At The Games: Snowboarding and Obama's Gay Message to Putin

Gay At The Games: Snowboarding, Obama's Gay Message

On the first full day of Olympic events, lesbian snowboarder Cheryl Maas christened the snow in women's slopestyle, and the Gay Games' organizers began preparing Ohio for this summer's events.

Two More Olympic Sponsors Condemn Russian Law

Two More Olympic Sponsors Condemn Russian Law

Chobani and DeVry University are the two newest sponsors of the U.S. Olympic Committee sponsors to condemn Russia's antigay law.

Meet The LGBT Allies Headed to Sochi

Meet The LGBT Allies Headed to Sochi

There aren't a ton of out LGBT athletes heading to Sochi (far from it), but many allies have made their displeasure with Russia's antigay laws heard.

5 Things To Know About Brian Boitano

5 Things To Know About Brian Boitano

Brian Boitano was named to the official delegation representing the U.S. at the Sochi games. Here are five things you should know about the out Olympian.

Out Norwegian Pol Heads To Sochi With Husband

Out Norwegian Pol Heads To Sochi With Husband

Norway's openly gay health minister said it's only natural that he bring his husband to the Paralympic games with him in Sochi, Russia.

WATCH: Underwear Models Invite You to the Sochi Olympic Pride House

WATCH: Underwear Models Invite You to Sochi's Pride House

Underwear models Brandon Robert Brown and Colby Melvin help spread the word about the Uprising of Love organization’s effort to provide Pride Houses around the country during the Sochi Winter Games.

WATCH: Two Man Luge Proves Olympics Have Always Been a Little Gay

WATCH: Two-Man Luge Proves Olympics Were Always a Little Gay

If Russian legislators hope to keep a lid on all LGBT representations during the Winter Games in Sochi, they may want to consider removing a few Olympic events.

Billie Jean King Drops Out of Sochi Delegation

Billie Jean King Drops Out of Sochi Delegation

The tennis champion will remain in the United States to care for her ailing mother.

PSA: The Winter Olympics Have Always Been a Little Bit Gay

The Canadian Institute of Diversity & Inclusion (CIDI), an equality rights organization, wants to remind viewers that the competition has "always been a little bit gay."

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