Sports

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.
Transgender H.S. Coach Comes Out

Transgender H.S. Coach Comes Out

Coach Stephen Alexander and his family share the story of how he became a star coach in small-town Rhode Island.

Texas Swimmer Comes Out to Teammates

Texas Swimmer Comes Out to Teammates

A college junior comes out to his swim teammates.

Lawsuit: Football Coach Fired for Being Gay

Lawsuit: Football Coach Fired for Being Gay

A coach is suing his former high school, saying he was fired for being gay and then forced to leave his teaching job.

Gareth Thomas & James Haskell Discuss Sochi, Sports, & Homosexuality

"I would go there as a gay man and be the best at what I was doing," Thomas says

WATCH: What Happens When A Gay Olympian Wins At The Sochi Games?

In a beautiful 2-minute video, All Out asks the simple truth that faces many gay Olympians in the near future

LGBT Post-Olympic Sporting Event Scheduled for Moscow

LGBT Post-Olympic Sporting Event Scheduled for Moscow

An eight-sport event will be held in Moscow, open to anyone of any sexual orientation.

Warwick Rowers Strip to Fight Homophobia

This is the best way to do charity!

Get Really Dirty at the Out-Fit Challenge

PHOTOS: Get Really Dirty at Out-Fit Challenge

Vote for the city you'd most like to get filthy in for the 2014 Out-Fit LGBT Mud Run Challenge. It's all for a good cause.

Johnny Weir Retires From Skating, Will Join NBC as Analyst in Sochi

Johnny Weir Retires From Skating, Will Join NBC as Analyst in Sochi

The out former Olympian may be hanging up his skates, but he will still represent LGBT people at the Sochi Winter Games as a figure skating analyst.

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