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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.

Following the controversy around holding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, with its anti-LGBT policies and environment, the International Olympic Committee takes a stand against discrimination.

September 25 2014 7:10 PM

Almost 20 years after suddenly leaving professional baseball to grieve the death of his partner, Billy Bean wants to make sure any gay player, woman, or person of color, feels welcome in the clubhouse.

September 25 2014 4:00 AM

With the nation's extreme climate issues, migrant worker problems, and criminalization of homosexuality, Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup is not looking good.

September 23 2014 3:00 PM

Mixed martial arts bruiser Ronda Rousey won't fight Fallon Fox because she claims trans women have an 'unfair advantage,' though medical experts disagree.

September 22 2014 4:12 PM

After a two-game suspension and sensitivity training for his antigay comments, special teams coach Mike Priefer has returned to his post.

September 20 2014 3:38 AM

The fashionable darlings of the figure skating world are back on NBC, possibly bumping longtime commentators Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, and Sandra Bezic from the anchor's desk.

September 19 2014 4:02 PM

The scientific authorities have said multiple times that intersex women don't have an advantage in athletics. So won't the sporting authorities just let them play?

September 18 2014 6:00 AM
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