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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.
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.

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Rant Against Sochi Olympics on ESPN

'It's terrified the money,' the TV host explains.

Fox Fires Sports Broadcaster for Antigay Remarks

Fox Fires Sports Broadcaster for Antigay Remarks

Fox Sports Southwest has decided not to take on broadcaster Craig James because of past antigay comments.

Speed Skater Anastasia Bucsis Is 'Proud to Be Gay'

Speed Skater Anastasia Bucsis Is 'Proud to Be Gay'

Bucsis, a long-track speed skater, joins a growing group of gay athletes looking for a spot at this year's Olympics in Russia.

IOC Says Olympic Village's 'Mayor' Could Lose Title Over Antigay Comment

IOC Says Olympic Village's 'Mayor' Could Lose Title Over Antigay Comment

The athlete says she was misunderstood, but the IOC is reportedly considering whether to replace her anyway.

Boycott, Ban, or Move? For & Against's Jim Morrision Tackles the Russian Olympics

Russian Olympics: Boycott, Ban, or Move?

Here TV's Jim Morrison outlines key arguments surrounding the upcoming games.

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