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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.
Canadian Hockey Opens Doors for Young Trans Players
September 16 2014 6:08 PM ET

Canadian Hockey Opens Doors for Young Trans Players

Annie Hollenbeck

The governing body for amateur hockey in Canada has made its policies more welcoming for transgender players.

LGBT Groups, Conservatives Outraged As Straight Mates Marry for Rugby Tickets
September 16 2014 2:13 PM ET

Straight Mates Marry for Rugby Tickets

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A radio competition orchestrated same-sex marriage for two straight male friends and gay rights groups are outraged.

LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner
September 15 2014 10:47 AM ET

LSU Fraternity Faces Heat For Crass Michael Sam Banner

Annie Hollenbeck

Officials from Louisiana State University will meet with the fraternity after displaying several crude banners over the years.

WATCH: Fox Asks What If Ray Rice Had Hit a Gay Man?
September 11 2014 2:02 PM ET

WATCH: Fox Asks What If Ray Rice Had Hit a Gay Man?

Sunnivie Brydum

Leave it to Fox News to find a way to connect a cultural conversation about domestic violence with antigay attitudes.

Op-ed: Ray Rice, a Broken NFL Culture, and How to Fix It
September 11 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Ray Rice, a Broken NFL Culture, and How to Fix It

Sam Marchiano

At the end of the day, the NFL is a business, and it's not being run fairly.

Footballers Lace Up Against Homophobia
September 09 2014 11:21 AM ET

Footballers Lace Up Against Homophobia

Annie Hollenbeck

Football players in the U.K. are lacing up this weekend to show their support for gay players and fans.

WATCH: DirecTV's Ad Features Gay NFL Fans
September 06 2014 12:43 PM ET

WATCH: Meet DirecTV's Gay NFL Fans

Sunnivie Brydum

When the NFL's regular season kicked off on Thursday, it was a little more openly gay than ever before — but not because of Michael Sam.

Report: Michael Sam Joining Dallas Cowboys' Practice Team
September 03 2014 11:01 AM ET

Michael Sam Joins Dallas Cowboys' Practice Team

Michelle Garcia

Sam reported to Texas on Wednesday, where the Cowboys have confirmed they will sign him to a practice team.

Reports: Dallas Cowboys Eye Michael Sam for Practice Squad
September 02 2014 6:13 PM ET

Reports: Michael Sam Might End Up With Dallas

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam is heading to Dallas Wednesday for a physical.

Op-ed: In The Long Run, Michael Sam Being Cut Was About Homophobia
September 02 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, It Was Homophobia

Michelle Garcia

Despite the backing of Rams coach Jeff Fisher, Michael Sam currently does not have a job with the NFL.

Michael Sam Not Signed to Rams Practice Squad
September 02 2014 1:26 AM ET

Michael Sam Not Signed to Rams Practice Squad

Lucas Grindley

The Rams cut Michael Sam this weekend, then no other team signed him. Now he might not make a practice squad either.

Michael Sam Passed Over By Every NFL Team
August 31 2014 3:27 PM ET

Michael Sam Passed Over By Every NFL Team

Lucas Grindley

Michael Sam had hoped to become the NFL's first out player but was cut from the Rams on Saturday and not picked up by any other team by the deadline.

August 31 2014 1:08 PM ET

Sydney Convicts Win Bingham Cup Again

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