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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.
What's Next for LGBT Ally Sean Avery?

What's Next for LGBT Ally Sean Avery?

Former NFL star Sean Avery is extending his resume.

WATCH: Pro Distance Runner Comes Out, Shares Story in Video

WATCH: Pro Distance Runner Comes Out, Shares Story in Video

Matt Llano talks about his fears over coming out and the difference it's made since.

LGBT White Sox Fans Use Video to Teach the Real Meaning of Sports

LGBT White Sox Fans Use Video to Counter Homophobes

With a new video, LGBT fans ensure antigay voices don't get the last word on whether baseball is inclusive.

Minnesota: Vote on Transgender Students Playing High School Sports Postponed

Heated Debate in Minnesota Over Trans Kids in Sports Gets More Time

The Minnesota State High School League has postponed a vote to allow transgender students to participate in sports based on their gender identity until December.

Op-ed: If Goodell Leaves NFL, Should Condoleezza Rice Fill His Shoes?

Op-ed: Condi for Commissioner?

Condi (or a few other women) might be the right person for the NFL job.

S.C. Fans Show Lack Of Creativity, Smarts in Michael Sam Posters

Fans Show Lack of Creativity, Smarts in Michael Sam Posters

During the GameDay broadcast, which takes place in front of a sea of college football fans, two signs could be seen featuring homophobic messages about Michael Sam.

IOC: Olympic Host Cities Must Be Safe for LGBT Participants

IOC: Olympic Host Cities Must Be Safe for LGBT Participants

Following the controversy around holding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, with its anti-LGBT policies and environment, the International Olympic Committee takes a stand against discrimination.

Billy Bean's Second Chance To Change Baseball

Billy Bean's Second Chance To Change Baseball

Almost 20 years after suddenly leaving professional baseball to grieve the death of his partner, Billy Bean wants to make sure any gay player, woman, or person of color, feels welcome in the clubhouse.

Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?

Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?

With the nation's extreme climate issues, migrant worker problems, and criminalization of homosexuality, Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup is not looking good.

UFC Women's Champ Refuses to Fight Trans Athlete Fallon Fox

UFC Women's Champ Refuses to Fight Trans Athlete Fallon Fox

Mixed martial arts bruiser Ronda Rousey won't fight Fallon Fox because she claims trans women have an 'unfair advantage,' though medical experts disagree.

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