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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.
US Figure Skater Says Speaking Out Against Antigay Law Would Be Rude

Skater Says Speaking Out in Russia Would Be 'Rude'

Three-time U.S. national champion figure skater Jeremy Abbott claims voicing disapproval of Russia’s antigay law at the Sochi Winter Games would make him 'look like an ass.'

Blake Skjellerup: I Need Your Help to Get to the Sochi Olympics

A new fundraising campaign aims to get the out gay speed skater the funds and support he needs to represent our community in Russia

WATCH: NHL Star Sidney Crosby Doesn't Agree With Russia's Antigay Law

WATCH: NHL Star Doesn't Agree With Russia's Antigay Law

The captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins says that having grown up in Canada, he doesn't understand why Russia is so opposed to LGBT equality.

WATCH: Robbie Rogers Says Teammates Tease Him in the Showers

The out soccer player talks friendly locker room banter on Chelsea Lately.

Australian Olympic Hopeful Belle Brockhoff Comes Out

"I want to be proud of who I am and be proud of all the work I've done to get into the Olympics."

Russian Athletes Deny Kiss Was Protest of Antigay Laws

Russian Athletes Deny Kiss Was Protest of Antigay Laws

Yulia Gushchina and Ksenia Ryzhova say speculation over the kiss they shared at World Athletics Championships in Moscow was the product of 'sick fantasies.'

NHL Stars: Russian Anti-LGBT Law 'Awful, Completely Wrong'

NHL Stars: Russian Anti-LGBT Law 'Awful, Completely Wrong'

Two Swedish hockey players, currently competing in the NHL but likely to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, registered their disapproval of the nation's ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.

Russian Athletes Kiss - or Was It 'Propaganda'?

Russian Athletes Kiss — or Was It 'Propaganda'?

What could be a congratulatory kiss between two gold medalists at the world championships in Moscow set off speculation about whether it was actually a protest of Russia's antigay laws.

Rainbow-Colored Nail Polish Breaks Rules, Athlete Told in Moscow

Rainbow Nail Polish Breaks Rules, Athlete Told in Moscow

When athletes protest Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" law, they're already facing trouble.

Russian Athlete Says She Was Misunderstood on Antigay Law

Russian Athlete Says She Was Misunderstood

'I am opposed to any discrimination against gay people,' says Yelena Isinbayeva.

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