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.

By announcing that he's bisexual, Willamette University's kicker, Conner Mertens, becomes the college football player to come out while still active in the sport. 

January 28 2014 3:53 PM

Gay New Zealand Olympic hopeful Blake Skjellerup announces that he will not be heading to Sochi next week.

January 27 2014 5:33 PM

Geopolitics have always been associated with the Olympics, and this year will be no exception.

January 27 2014 9:00 AM

Rachel Maddow says LGBT athletes being out at the games will be like a "one-finger salute" to Vladimir Putin."

January 24 2014 1:59 PM

John Cena expressed support for fellow WWE star Darren Young's decision to publicly come out as gay on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live.

January 21 2014 6:03 PM

Several soccer fans waved pro-LGBT banners and rainbow flags at a match between the Nigerian and South African national teams on Sunday.

January 20 2014 12:55 PM

Russia's president claims no one is discriminated against and no one is hurt by antigay laws — meanwhile, arrests continue.

January 19 2014 5:19 PM

As part of NBC's Olympics coverage, the tennis star is assigned to share stories about how beautiful it is to live in Russia, where she's from.

January 18 2014 12:46 PM