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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.
Ben Cohen and Billy Bean 'StandUp' at San Francisco Pride

Ben Cohen and Billy Bean 'StandUp'

The legendary athletes-turned-LGBT-icons speak with The Advocate about the widespread impact of the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage, the future of out athletes in sports, and working to leave a legacy that drives cultural change.

WATCH: Must Love Dogs and Robbie Rogers

The out soccer player and dog-owner teams up with PETA on a PSA about responsible animal guardianship.

From Glenn Burke to Brittney Griner: The State of Pride in Sports

From Glenn Burke to Brittney Griner: The State of Pride in Sports

Marriage equality isn't the only realm in LGBT rights that has changed in the last 40 years.

30 Sexiest (Shirtless) Male Tennis Players

From Agassi to Tsonga, a shortlist of the hottest male tennis players of all times.

Read Robbie Rogers' Letter to Childhood Self

‘You’ll be happier than you ever imagined’

EXCLUSIVE: Louganis, Kopay, Wade Davis, Billy Bean & More Pose

Heroes, past and present, who play for our team.

Seattle Mariners To Fly Pride Flag Sunday

Though they made the decision before the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, the Seattle Mariners announced today that they will fly the LGBT flag at their game against the Cubs on Sunday.

The Biggest LGBT Moments in Sports Ever

The Biggest LGBT Moments in Sports Ever

From ancient Greece to the pro leagues, LGBT people have made an impact on athletics for centuries.

Robbie Rogers and His Dog Are the Cutest Duo on Instagram

Woof! We love that the out soccer player loves sharing photos of himself with his furry bestie.

WATCH: Bay Area Pro Athletes Tell LGBT Teammates 'You Can Play'

WATCH: Bay Area Athletes Tell LGBT Teammates 'You Can Play'

A new PSA features athletes from each of the Bay Area's professional sports teams encouraging LGBT athletes to come out and join the team.

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