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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.

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.

When Robbie Rogers Met Jason Collins

Gay sports fans can now enjoy a photo of the two heroic out athletes getting chummy.

Brendon Ayanbadejo & Chris Kluwe in Conversation

"I spent a little bit of time in an LGBT dorm when I was a young kid… it makes a big difference when you get to hang around with the LGBTQ community."

MLB to Strengthen Anti-Discrimination Policy

MLB to Strengthen Anti-Discrimination Policy

Enhancements will soon be made to Major League Baseball’s policy preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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