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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.
Russian Sports Minister Wants LGBT Activists to 'Calm Down'

Russian Sports Minister to LGBTs: 'Calm Down' 

Reversing course on comments he made last week, Vitaly Mutko now says LGBT athletes and spectators can rest assured that 'all the rights will be protected' at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Tom Daley Appreciates Gay Fans

The Olympic diver discusses his recent "Sexiest Man" title.

Wade Davis, Jason Collins Host Sports Camp for LGBTQ Kids

The former NFL player was joined by basketball player Jason Collins, MMA fighter Fallon Fox, and college basketball player Kye Allums

Bless His Heart, Rafael Nadal Doesn't Know What #M4M Means

The sexy Spanish tennis player is using a rather unfortunate hashtag for a very good cause.

Out Olympian Matthew Mitcham Sounds Off on Russia's Antigay Legislation

Out Olympian Matthew Mitcham on Russia's Antigay Laws

'The way they are persecuting people in Russia is quite horrific,' says the openly gay gold medalist.

Gay Olympic Hopeful Plans to Defy Russian Ban

Gay Olympic Hopeful Ready to Defy Russian Ban

New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup says he'll be out and proud if he makes it to the Sochi Winter Games in 2014.

Seattle Reign Is First Pro Female Team to Join You Can Play Project

Seattle Reign Is First Pro Female Team to Join You Can Play Project

The new women's professional soccer team — including out Olympian Megan Rapinoe — is the first women's team to join the campaign.

NBC Says It Won't Let Russia Hide Antigay Laws During Olympics

NBC Says It Won't Let Russia Hide Antigay Laws During Olympics

The Human Rights Campaign had called on NBC Sports to ensure the opening ceremonies and other coverage doesn't turn into a one-sided advertisement for Russia.

Gay High School Basketball Coach Comes Out, Inspires Team

Inspired by Jason Collins, Anthony Nicodemo recently taught his players a lesson in honesty and integrity.

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