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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 Tells Oprah About Other Gay NFL Players

WATCH: Michael Sam Tells Oprah There Are More in Closet

Sam wouldn't get specific on the number of closeted gay players except to say "very few" contacted him.

Lesbian Basketballers Sue Pepperdine for Discrimination

Lesbian Basketballers Sue Pepperdine for Discrimination

Two women say their coach and others harassed them and wanted them off the team at the Christian university.

Op-ed: Why 'I Can't Breathe' Does Belong on the Basketball Court

Op-ed: Why 'I Can't Breathe' Belongs on the Basketball Court

Some say sports isn't political, but one athlete argues the opposite.

A Double Life No More: Top College Swimmer Comes Out

A Double Life No More: Top College Swimmer Comes Out

Olympic hopeful Tom Luchsinger writes about the forces that kept him in the closet and why he decided to come out.

Wis. School District Voluntarily Adopts Trans-Inclusive Athletics Policy

Wis. School District Voluntarily Adopts Trans-Inclusive Policy

A Wisconsin school district has adopted a trans-inclusive athletics policy this week — before any trans students came forward to request the change.

WATCH: Michael Sam Shares Story for #IAmUnbroken Campaign

WATCH: Michael Sam Shares Story for #IAmUnbroken Campaign

Sam tells a story of resilience in the face of disappointment as part of a video campaign launched in conjunction with the new film Unbroken.

UFC Fighter Anderson Silva: I’m Not Gay, But I Still Could Be

MMA Fighter: I’m Not Gay, But I Still Could Be

UFC fighter Anderson Silva says he was bullied as a child because people thought he was gay — and he's still keeping the possibility open that he might discover he is someday.

Who Was the First Person Robbie Rogers Came Out To?

Who Was the First Person Robbie Rogers Came Out To?

The MLS Cup champion tells his funny and random coming-out story.

Olympic Figure Skater Eric Radford Comes Out

He's the first elite skater to come out during the height of his career.

Op-ed: The Race Toward Olympic Equality Is Not Finished

Op-ed: Race Toward Olympic Equality Is Not Finished

The amendment to protect gay athletes in the Olympic charter is a big step forward for the LGBT community, but it still falls short of the finish line.

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