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.

While men dominate sports coverage year-round, the Olympics offers a brief glimpse at the talent of female athletes. 

August 12 2016 11:19 AM

After editing out details that could endanger the lives of athletes from nations where being gay is punishable by death, the editors issued an apology, then decided to withdraw the article altogether.

August 12 2016 3:07 AM

The Daily Beast "should be ashamed" of the article, which could potentially endanger closeted athletes, says Amini Fonua, a swimmer from Tonga.

August 11 2016 8:44 PM Updated

LGBT groups are urging the Big 12 college athletics conference to bar the Mormon-operated university from joining the inclusive group as an expansion school.

August 10 2016 11:39 AM
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