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.

North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law known as House Bill 2 made the state an unfriendly place to hold the annual NBA All-Star Game, the league said previously. 

August 19 2016 3:06 PM

Charley Walters talks to the organizers of the Pride House, a safe space for LGBT athletes in Rio.

August 19 2016 5:58 AM

Derrick Gordon says he was not invited to try out for any NBA team over the summer because he is an out gay player. 

August 18 2016 3:33 PM

The 2016 Olympics have given LGBT comedians plenty to tweet about, cheering on heroes, pointing out gaffes, and admitting they don't know why winners bite their medals.

August 18 2016 2:10 PM

Outspoken, hilarious, and a fierce competitor: that's Tonga's pride, Amini Fonua. The swimmer gets candid with Charley Walters on the beach in Rio.

August 18 2016 6:24 AM
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