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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.
Op-ed: Russell Tovey, Sexism, and Imaginary Masculinity

Op-ed: Russell Tovey, Sexism, and Imaginary Masculinity

Is masculinity innate, or is it just an act?

Op-ed: How Gay Baseball Player Glenn Burke Made Bryant Gumbel Nervous

How a Gay Baseball Player Made Bryant Gumbel Nervous

Late baseball player Glenn Burke wrote in his 1995 memoir (which is being re-released today) about the aftermath of his public coming out.

After Athletes Come Out, Christian College Bans Gay Sex

Christian College With Out Athletes Bans Gay Sex

The college, with two out volleyball players, has adopted a 'statement on human sexuality' proscribing 'sexual relations outside of marriage or between persons of the same sex.'

Michael Sam Dons Boogie Shoes For 'Dancing With The Stars'

Michael Sam Dons Boogie Shoes For Dancing With The Stars

As Michael Sam looks for another opportunity to join the NFL, he also will compete in season 20 of Dancing With The Stars.

'Truth or Dare' Gives Gay Virginia Basketballer Perfect Coming-Out Moment

'Truth or Dare' Gives Gay College Basketballer Perfect Coming-Out Moment

Hunter Fromang, a center for Randolph-Macon College's top-ranked basketball team, came out to his friends and teammates through an innocent game of 'truth or dare.'

Op-ed: One Year After Sochi, the Silence Is Deafening

Op-ed: One Year After Sochi, the Silence Is Deafening

Was the global outrage at Russia’s anti-LGBT propaganda law just a flash in the pan?

Pepperdine Students to Protest Alleged Discrimination Against Lesbian Basketball Players

Pepperdine Students to Protest Alleged Antigay Discrimination

The women claim their coach told them, 'Lesbianism isn’t tolerated here.'

11 Tweets From Those of Us Who Only Watched The Halftime Show

11 Tweets From Those of Us Who Only Watched Halftime

Gay comedians live-tweeted the Super Bowl — or, what they thought were the important parts.

WATCH: Gay Lovers Featured in Moving Super Bowl Commercial

WATCH: Gay Lovers in Moving Super Bowl Commercial

Look out for this LGBT-inclusive 30-second ad, which was created by Australian jeweler Michael Hill.

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