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.

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September 05 2015 1:56 PM

ESPN's SportsCenter discovers of how a trailblazing athlete helped a young player find his own strength, a decade after the former lacrosse player first came out.

6:00 AM

The out football player is leaving the sport, citing mental health concerns. Sam deserves support, not snickers.

August 28 2015 5:00 AM

However, legislators may challenge it — even trying to require genital exams.

August 27 2015 10:57 PM

A South Dakota legislator wants transgender athletes to show their birth certificate and undergo a genital exam before they can compete.

August 26 2015 2:59 PM

The study found a stark contrast between how gay men and lesbians come out to teammates and coaches.

August 21 2015 6:33 PM