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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.

Former NFL Player Chris Kluwe On Why He Was Fired

The Vikings punter, who was an outspoken advocate for marriage equality, says he was fired by 'two cowards and a bigot'

Rose Parade's Gay Wedding Has Some Calling for Boycott

Rose Parade's Gay Wedding Has Some Calling for Boycott

The annual New Year's Day event will include a gay wedding, which has triggered the usual complaints.

Canada Prepares for Things to Go Wrong in Sochi

Canada Prepares for Things to Go Wrong in Sochi

Canada wants a reliable point of contact should one of its citizens be detained during the Olympics.

'93 Houston Oilers Had Two Gay Players, Teammates Say

'93 Houston Oilers Had Two Gay Players, Teammates Say

'The most dysfunctional pro football team ever to take the field' was also 'an inclusive family,' the Houston Chronicle reports.

CSU Coach Suspended For Slinging Slur At Player

CSU Coach Suspended For Slinging Slur At Player

CSU coach Greg Lupfer will be suspended for two weeks for using an antigay slur against a player.

Figure Skater Brian Boitano Comes Out

Figure Skater Brian Boitano Comes Out

Fifty days before heading to Russia as a delegate for the United States during the Sochi Olympic Games, Boitano announced in a statement Thursday that he is gay.

Chicago Gay Hockey Association Wins at Celebrating Christmas

Beards, jocks, and Christmas tunes make the Yuletide gay

LGBT Athletes Share Their Stories at United Nations

LGBT Athletes Share Their Stories at United Nations

A group of athletes spoke at the U.N. about the importance of combating homophobia in sports.

WATCH: Sportscaster Denies Calling Kansas Jayhawks 'Gayhawks'

WATCH: Sportscaster Denies Calling Kansas Jayhawks 'Gayhawks'

Kansas City broadcaster Jack Harry is denying he made an antigay remark, despite a YouTube video that appears to capture the act.

IOC Head Warns Athletes Against Protesting in Sochi

IOC Head Warns Athletes Against Protesting in Sochi

With the Winter Olympics two months away, the head of the IOC has asked athletes from refrain from any sort of political protest related to Russia's antigay laws.

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