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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.
Op-ed: Every Athlete Deserves a Shot at Realizing the Olympic Dream

Op-ed: Every Athlete Deserves a Shot at Realizing the Olympic Dream

When it comes to the International Olympic Committee's handling of LGBT athletes, it's business as usual — which may be the problem in the first place.

Op-ed: Why the Michael Sam Saga Matters

Op-ed: Why the Michael Sam Saga Matters

Michael Sam could have been the first openly gay man on an NFL football roster. He’s not, and that sucks.

WATCH: A Young Seahawks Fan Finds Acceptance Through Family and Football

WATCH: A Young Seahawks Fan Finds His Family's Acceptance

In a video posted to I'm From Driftwood, a young man reports the supportive response he received when he came out to his mother — she just wanted him to wait until a commercial break in the football game.

Cowboys Release Michael Sam

Michael Sam Released from Cowboys, Vows to Fight

The Cowboys gave the first out gay man drafted in the NFL his walking papers today.

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Media Attention

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Attention

The Cowboys practice squad member has stayed out of the media spotlight since the regular season began.

WATCH: L.A. Public Schools Stand Against Bullying in Sports

WATCH: L.A. Public Schools Stand Against Bullying in Sports

The school district this year, through its Out for Safe Schools initiative, is setting out to make athletics a welcoming environment for LGBT students.

Out WWE Star Darren Young Body-Slams Bullying

Out WWE Star Darren Young Body-Slams Bullying

Every day is Spirit Day for the out WWE star who has made it his mission to end the bullying of LGBT youth.

ABC Announces Series Inspired by Gay Soccer Pro Robbie Rogers

ABC Announces Series Inspired by Gay Soccer Pro Robbie Rogers

Rogers will also be a producer on the show, a sitcom about an out athlete.

Blake Skelljerup Comes Out — Again!

Blake Skelljerup Comes Out — Again!

The former Olympian talks about boyfriend twin confusion in an article celebrating National Coming Out Day.

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