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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.
UCC Becomes First Religious Sponsor Of Gay Games
August 09 2014 5:18 AM ET

UCC Becomes First Religious Sponsor Of Gay Games

Michelle Garcia

As the Gay Games kick off in the Cleveland area this weekend, a church signs onto the event as a sponsor.

August 06 2014 4:58 PM ET

Anti-Gay White Sox Fans Bristle at Announcement of Pride Night

Anti-gay White Sox fans react predictably to the announcement of an LGBT Pride Night in support of the community.

Becky Hammon Shatters NBA Glass Ceiling
August 06 2014 1:21 PM ET

Becky Hammon Shatters NBA Glass Ceiling

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Pro Football Team Shows Its Pride
August 05 2014 1:36 PM ET

Pro Football Team Shows Its Pride

Annie Hollenbeck

Lions receiver Marco Iannuzzi also confirms that he is an LGBT ally and says it's not right that some players don't feel comfortable being out in the league.

August 04 2014 3:49 PM ET

Tom Daley Wins Gold at Commonwealth Games

Boyfriend Dustin Lance Black was in the stands cheering him on

ESPN Short 'Lifesize: Brittney Griner' Highlights Income Disparity for WNBA Stars
August 01 2014 2:40 PM ET

WATCH: Brittney Griner Highlights Income Disparity for WNBA Stars

Annie Hollenbeck

ESPN has released its “Nine for IX” short film series, which includes a moving portrait of WNBA star Brittney Griner.

Skating Legend Tony Hawk Supports Marriage Equality
July 31 2014 3:51 PM ET

Skating Legend Tony Hawk Supports Marriage Equality

Annie Hollenbeck

One of the best known skateboarders in the sport's history has teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to stump for marriage.

40 Under 40: Brittney Griner Wants Our Kids to Feel Hope
July 29 2014 6:00 AM ET

Brittney Griner Was Bullied and Won't Let It Stop Her (or You)

Michelle Garcia

The Entertainers: One of the best basketball players in the game uses her platform to help kids feel confident about being different.

Giants' David Tyree Claims Remorse Over Past Antigay Statements
July 26 2014 11:19 AM ET

Giants' David Tyree Claims Change of Heart After Antigay Comments

Michelle Garcia

When the Giants' new employee's past words came back to haunt him, he told out sports advocate Wade Davis that he felt badly about his antigay statements.

July 23 2014 3:19 PM ET

Gay Baseball Player Glenn Burke and the Birth of the High Five

ESPN's 30 for 30 series looks at the gay baseball player's life on the diamond

Top Indian Athlete Banned From Competing Over 'Failed' 'Gender Test'
July 23 2014 2:41 PM ET

Top Indian Athlete Banned From Competing Over 'Failed' 'Gender Test'

Mitch Kellaway

Questions swirl after sprinter Duttee Chand was required to take a career-halting hormone test. Will she be allowed to run again?

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Eviscerates Tony Dungy for Michael Sam Remarks
July 23 2014 1:41 PM ET

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Eviscerates Tony Dungy

Daniel Reynolds

Keith Olbermann pointed out the hypocrisy of the former NFL's coach recent antigay comments on the drafting of Michael Sam.

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