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.

The ugliness in Rio demonstrates the insidious nature of homophobia in sports, writes British activist Lindsay England.

August 16 2016 5:04 AM

Leslie Jones is overcome with excitement at meeting Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross of the USA women's beach volleyball team. 

August 15 2016 8:16 PM

 “This kind of reporting is simply unacceptable,” the IOC said.

August 15 2016 11:51 AM

In an Olympic first, Isadora Cerullo accepted a marriage proposal Monday from her partner of two years, Marjorie Enya.

August 13 2016 11:53 AM

The vast majority of nations participating in the Rio Olympics have no out athletes, a reminder that many obstacles remain in the global progress of LGBT rights.

August 12 2016 6:18 PM

"I want to be an inspiration, but I would like there to be a day when it is not ‘Simone the black swimmer,'" Manuel told reporters.

August 12 2016 3:57 PM
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