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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.
WATCH: Michael Sam Sacks 'Johnny Football,' Making Case For Full Roster
August 25 2014 5:14 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Sacks 'Johnny Football'

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam made a little jab at fellow rookie Johnny Manziel after he sacked him this weekend.

40 Under 40: Kate Fagan Brings LGBT Athletes to Mainstream Audiences
August 21 2014 7:00 AM ET

Kate Fagan Brings LGBT Athletes to Mainstream Audiences

Michelle Garcia

The Messengers: ESPN writer Kate Fagan is using the power of words to elevate the names and stories of LGBT athletes in a way that makes them seem larger than life.

10 Mushy Moments With Brittney Griner And Glory Johnson
August 20 2014 1:09 PM ET

10 Mushy Moments With Brittney Griner And Glory Johnson

Annie Hollenbeck

WNBA All-Star power couple Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are getting married. Here are a few of their sweet moments together caught on camera.

August 20 2014 10:58 AM ET

How the Bingham Cup Plans to Use Rugby to Combat Homophobia

Australia, the 2014 host, sees the tournament as an opportunity to change attitudes

Homophobia Rampant in Australian Sports, P.E. Classes
August 19 2014 5:38 PM ET

Homophobia Rampant in Australian Sports, P.E. Classes

Mitch Kellaway

Weeks after Australian diver Ian Thrope came out, two studies report strikingly high rates of homophobia in his home country's athletic culture.

40 Under 40: Chris Mosier Wants Trans People to Feel Comfortable Playing the Sport They Love
August 19 2014 10:00 AM ET

Chris Mosier Wants Trans Athletes to Play the Sport They Love

Annie Hollenbeck

The Fighters: Chris Mosier has hit his stride as an openly transgender competitive triathlete, and he's fighting so that all trans people can do the same.

Chris Kluwe Reaches Settlement With Vikings Over Discrimination Claims
August 18 2014 5:05 PM ET

Chris Kluwe Reaches Settlement With Vikings Over Discrimination Claims

Annie Hollenbeck

After engaging in a battle with the Minnesota Vikings over claims of a hostile and homophobic locker room, punter Chris Kluwe has settled with the his former team.

New MLB Head Is LGBT Ally Rob Manfred
August 15 2014 1:29 PM ET

New MLB Head Is LGBT Ally Rob Manfred

Annie Hollenbeck

Major League Baseball will roll out a new internship program to increase LGBT visibility and inclusiveness in the league.

Athlete Comes Out, Becomes Only Active Gay Football College Player
August 13 2014 5:51 PM ET

Division I College Football Gets Its Only Out Player

Annie Hollenbeck

By coming out, the backup offensive lineman is currently the only openly gay football player in Division I of the NCAA.

Catholic High School Stands by Gay Coach After He Came Out
August 13 2014 2:35 PM ET

Catholic School Stands by Gay Coach After Coming Out

Annie Hollenbeck

A volleyball coach says he was worried about his job after revealing that he is gay.

10 Swoon-Worthy Photos of Blake Skjellerup and Fiancé Saul Carrasco
August 13 2014 7:35 AM ET

10 Swoon-Worthy Photos of Olympian and His New Fiancé

Annie Hollenbeck

Here are 10 of the cutest moments Skjellerup caught on Instagram with his husband-to-be.

NFL Cracks Down Against On-Field Slurs
August 13 2014 4:00 AM ET

NFL Cracks Down Against On-Field Slurs

Annie Hollenbeck

As the NFL readies for its first season with an openly gay player on the field, the league has decided it's time to squash the use of offensive language.

PHOTOS: Cheerleaders, Pointer Sisters, and the President Kick Off 2014 Gay Games
August 12 2014 6:04 AM ET

PHOTOS: Opening Ceremonies of the Gay Games

Advocate.com Editors

Cleveland knows how to throw a party.

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