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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.

FIFA says the chant is homophobic, while the Mexican Soccer Federation argues it does not have that meaning in the specific context of a soccer match.

October 06 2016 5:47 PM

The connection between Pulse and House Bill 2 is "impossible to ignore," wrote SB Nation. 

September 30 2016 12:24 PM

Cookie Johnson shares how her Christian faith led her towards acceptance. 

September 28 2016 5:41 PM

By coming out, 40-year-old Brian Anderson is the first openly gay skateboarder to compete at the mainstream level.

September 28 2016 11:50 AM

The new home of the NBA team, the Golden 1 Center, is believed to be the first major stadium to have all-gender bathrooms.

7:47 PM

The women's game of rugby sevens took the world by storm in Rio, but it is still catching up with the men in terms of pay parity. 

September 23 2016 12:12 AM

This is yet another major blow to the state after similar decisions by the NBA and NCAA.

September 16 2016 1:45 PM
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