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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.

Robbie Rogers Rocks Rainbow Laces

The out soccer pro takes a stand against homophobia in sports.

With Rainbow Laces, U.K. Soccer Stars to Stand 'Right Behind Gay Footballers'

With Rainbow Laces, U.K. Soccer Stars to Stand 'Right Behind Gay Footballers'

U.K. advocacy group Stonewall launched its new campaign to fight homophobia in sports, called 'Right Behind Gay Footballers.'

Johnny Weir Drops Olympic Bid

Johnny Weir Drops Olympic Bid

Figure skater Johnny Weir will not be competing in the national championships, which would qualify him for the U.S. Olympic team.

PHOTOS: Playing for Our Team

PHOTOS: Playing for Our Team

The boys of summer converged on Washington, D.C., this year for the Gay Softball World Series.

L.A. Dodgers to Hold First LGBT Night

L.A. Dodgers to Hold First LGBT Night

The Dodgers will follow in the footsteps of some other teams, such as the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies.

Who Wants David Stern to ‘Shh’ on Olympics?

Who Wants David Stern to ‘Shh’ on Olympics?

The sporting world is missing an opportunity to speak against homophobia, says the NBA commissioner, but he doesn't say who's responsible for the gag order.

35 Reasons We're Glad Wrestling Is Back in the Olympics

Why do gay men love to watch wrestling? Let us count the ways!

Will Qatar Repeat Russia's Global Sport Problem?

Will Qatar Repeat Russia's Global Sport Problem?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar, but will there be problems for LGBT spectators or athletes?

Sochi Organizer Asks IOC to Help Stop Outcry Over Antigay Law

Sochi Organizer Asks IOC to Stop Outcry Over Antigay Law

'It's very important to have your support to stop this campaign and this speculation regarding this issue,' Dmitry Chernyshenko recently told the IOC regarding backlash over Russia's antigay law.

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