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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.
Get Really Dirty at the Out-Fit Challenge

PHOTOS: Get Really Dirty at Out-Fit Challenge

Vote for the city you'd most like to get filthy in for the 2014 Out-Fit LGBT Mud Run Challenge. It's all for a good cause.

Johnny Weir Retires From Skating, Will Join NBC as Analyst in Sochi

Johnny Weir Retires From Skating, Will Join NBC as Analyst in Sochi

The out former Olympian may be hanging up his skates, but he will still represent LGBT people at the Sochi Winter Games as a figure skating analyst.

Meet Los Lobos: Mexico City’s Gay Soccer Players

Formed more than a decade ago as a club for gay men to hit the pitch, they grew into an advocacy group that uses sports to expand rights and cultural understanding.

Gay Paralympic Gold Medalist 'Doesn't Care' If He Lands in Prison for Speaking Out Against Russia

Gay Paralympic Gold Medalist 'Doesn't Care' If He Lands in Prison for Speaking Out Against Russia

Lee Pearson says he's ready to go to jail to make a difference for LGBT Russians.

Orlando Cruz Loses Title Fight

Orlando Cruz Will Wear Rainbow Trunks, Pink Gloves in World Title Fight

The openly gay featherweight is showing his true colors in the ring this weekend.

U.S. Olympic Committee Adds Sexual Orientation to Nondiscrimination Code

U.S. Olympic Committee Says No to Discrimination

The United States Olympic Committee announced that it has expanded its existing nondiscrimination policy to include protections for sexual orientation.

NOH8, All Love for Russian Gay Athletes

Russian athletes attending the recent World Outgames 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium made a very bold statement.

WATCH: Olympic Torch Extinguished in Moscow

WATCH: Olympic Torch Extinguished in Moscow

We'll make no comment about that particularly fabulous snowsuit he's wearing.

Meet the First Openly Gay NCAA Division II Basketball Star

Meet the First Openly Gay NCAA Division II Basketball Star

Derek Schell talks about bravery, honesty, and taking it to the court in his op-ed for OutSports.

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