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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.
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.

Swedish Athletes Don Rainbow Nails at Moscow World Championships

Athletes Don Rainbow Nails at Moscow World Championships

Two Swedish athletes took a subtle stand for equality at the world championships in Moscow, while a Russian gold medalist said she supports the suppression of LGBT identities.

FIFA Wants Russia to Clarify Law for Moscow World Cup

FIFA Wants Russia to Clarify Law for Moscow World Cup

The international soccer organization wants Russia to clarify its laws in light of the World Cup taking place there in 2018.

RG3: Now Is the Time for a Gay NFL Player to Come Out

RG3: Now Is the Time for a Gay NFL Player to Come Out

Redskins star Robert Griffin III told GQ that any gay players currently in the NFL should come out.

American Runner Dedicates Medal to Gay Friends in Moscow

U.S. Runner Dedicates Medal to Gay Friends in Moscow

Nick Symmonds respects Russia but disagrees with the country's antigay laws.

Olympics: Who Can Force Russia to Change Its Ways?

Who Can Force Russia to Change Its Ways?

LGBT athletes will soon compete for their shot at the Olympic squad, but they still aren’t sure whether they will be safe in Sochi. Can anything be done?

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

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