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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.
Report: Kluwe's Coach on Vikings Wanted to 'Nuke' Gays
July 19 2014 11:18 AM ET

Report: Kluwe's Coach on Vikings Wanted to 'Nuke' Gays

Neal Broverman

An independent report finds punter Chris Kluwe (left) was not fired from the Minnesota Vikings because of his pro-gay stances, but did confirm coach Mike Priefer (right) told his players all gays should be killed.

What A Difference A Year Has Made
July 19 2014 5:12 AM ET

What A Difference A Year Has Made

Annie Hollenbeck

Jason Collins, Dan Bucatinsky, George Takei, and Melissa Goodman examine how the world has changed since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality.

6 Times Arthur Ashe Award Winner Michael Sam Proved His Courage
July 17 2014 3:26 PM ET

6 Times Michael Sam Proved His Courage

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam accepted an award in an emotional moment at the ESPYs Wednesday night. Here's six moments it was clear he was the right guy for the award.

July 17 2014 9:24 AM ET

Michael Sam Receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award: 'We Can Save Lives'

During his speech at the ESPYs, NFL's first openly gay player thanked his boyfriend.

July 16 2014 3:41 PM ET

A Perfect Day: Brittney Griner's Phoenix

Where you'll find the WNBA star when she's off the court

July 16 2014 1:57 PM ET

When Girls Had To Fight To Play With The Boys

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Before there was Title IX, athlete Debbie Millbern Powers had to fight just for her right to play sports.

Major League Baseball Hires Billy Bean, Honors Gay Legend
July 15 2014 2:46 PM ET

Major League Baseball Hires Billy Bean, Honors Gay Legend

Michelle Garcia

At the All-Star festivities Tuesday, commissioner Bud Selig makes a major announcement to prove baseball's dedication to inclusiveness.

Yankees' Torre Flexes His Ally Muscle
July 15 2014 1:06 PM ET

Yankees' Torre Flexes His Ally Muscle

Michelle Garcia

As fans gather at the MLB All-Star game this summer, Yankee legend Joe Torre pledges to help end homophobia.

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Release Investigation Data on Team Homophobia
July 15 2014 11:19 AM ET July 15 2014 1:28 PM ET

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Share Investigation of Team Homophobia

Michelle Garcia

A year after Chris Kluwe was cut from the Minnesota Vikings and possibly blacklisted from the NFL, an internal investigation into the team will not be released, despite promises to do so.

Title VII Awakening
July 15 2014 3:00 AM ET

Title VII Awakening

Kerry Eleveld

While the advancement of transgender Americans has sometimes been viewed as dependent upon the success of the broader LGBT movement, workplace protections are one place where trans Americans are pioneering a whole new area of the law—and lesbians, gays, and bisexuals appear to be following their lead.

July 14 2014 4:25 PM ET

MLB to Make Announcement About Homophobia in Baseball

The MLB will make an announcement about homophobia in baseball before the All-Star Game Tuesday.

WATCH: Meet the Trans Woman Taking the BMX World By Storm
July 14 2014 11:05 AM ET

WATCH: Meet the Trans Woman Taking the BMX World By Storm

Mitch Kellaway

Chelsea Fietsgodin wowed the BMX scene when she first released footage of herself riding, and in a recent interview she has messages for her detractors and for other women in sports.

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out
July 13 2014 4:10 PM ET

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out

Trudy Ring

Some criticize the Olympic champion swimmer for waiting, but most of the reaction is positive.

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