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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.
10 of the Weirdest, Wildest Super Bowl Halftime Shows

10 of the Weirdest, Wildest Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Up With People! Carol Channing! Diana Ross on a helicopter! The Super Bowl halftime show is often a bizarre and kind of gay affair.

WATCH: Brittney Griner Choose a Wedding Dress for Her Fiancee

WATCH: Brittney Griner Picks Wedding Dress for Fiancee

The basketball star admits to not being a natural inside bridal shops.

#TBT: What I Know About Football

#TBT: What I Know About Football

Now, that's the one with the pointy ball, right?

WATCH: Super Bowl Ads, the Best and the Worst

WATCH: Super Bowl Ads, the Best and the Worst

We're eager to see what LGBT representation there will be in ads airing during the Super Bowl this Sunday — and if we'll be deflated by stereotypes or puffed up over ads that get it right. Here are the good and bad of Super Bowl ads past.

Robbie Rogers Blasts FIFA For Supporting Russia, Qatar

Robbie Rogers Slams World Cup Over Antigay Hosts

The out soccer star is furious where the international governing body of soccer chose to host the next two World Cups.

Troy Aikman Still Upset by Gay Rumor; Not His Chosen 'Lifestyle'

Troy Aikman Still Upset by Gay Rumor; Not His Chosen 'Lifestyle'

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback remains angry about the rumor in a 1996 book, and he calls being gay 'a lifestyle people choose.'

Michael Sam Proposed to Vito Cammisano — at the Vatican

Michael Sam Proposed to Vito Cammisano — at the Vatican

Was Pope Francis in on it?

Michael Sam on Meeting Gay NFL Legend Dave Kopay

"He asked me why I was coming out, and I told him it was because of my boyfriend."

Michael Sam Reportedly Engaged to Boyfriend Vito Cammisano

Michael Sam Reportedly Engaged to Boyfriend Vito Cammisano

The NFL free agent and his college sweetheart reportedly got engaged in Italy on Sam's 25th birthday.

POEM: The Gay Ending to Peter LaBarbera's Hateful Dr. Seuss Satire

POEM: The Gay Ending to an Antigay Dr. Seuss Satire

'I do so like to kiss a man! Thank you! Thank you, Michael Sam!'

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