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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.
Baseball Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out as Gay

Baseball Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out as Gay

Veteran professional baseball umpire Dale Scott says he felt the time was right to let the world know he is gay.

Second Transphobic Ad Hits Press as Minn. Debates Student Athlete Policy

Minn. Paper Publishes Transphobic Ad — Again

The ad is designed to stoke the unfounded fear that transgender athletes will take cisgender (nontrans) girls' places on school teams.

Greg Louganis Has Some Advice For You

Greg Louganis Has Some Advice For You

Olympian Greg Louganis's life has been full of achievements, and he thinks more of us can be like him if we live our truth.

Another Lap for Michael Phelps’s Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend

Another Lap for Michael Phelps’s Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend

The intersex 'cougar' has been the focus of uninformed tabloid coverage, but she appears to have willingly stepped into the spotlight.

Robbie Rogers's Memoir Kicks Around Depression, Redemption, And Coming Out

Robbie Rogers' Second Life

Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers has found success in his sport after coming out, but he had to deal with plenty of internal demons to get there.

Jason Collins Announces Retirement

Jason Collins Announces Retirement

Collins, the first openly gay active player in a major men's pro team sport, is ending his basketball career.

IOC Proposes Gay-Inclusive Antibias Language for Olympic Charter

IOC Proposes Gay-Inclusive Antibias Language for Olympic Charter

The proposal, announced today, is one of 40 recommendations the International Olympic Committee will vote on in December.

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year

Michael Sam Named to GQ's Men of the Year

The first openly gay NFL draftee gets yet another honor.

This Out Man Just Made College Basketball History

This Out Man Just Made College Basketball History

Derrick Gordon made college basketball history and has his sights set on the NBA draft.

Soccer: Robbie Rogers Will Stay in Los Angeles

Soccer: Robbie Rogers Will Stay in Los Angeles

Rogers, the only openly gay player in America's professional soccer league, will stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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