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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: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol
July 13 2014 5:12 AM ET

Op-ed: Finding Empowerment Through Futbol

How one LGBT fan found empowerment through her favorite team, which happens to be in the World Cup final Sunday.

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out
July 12 2014 12:48 PM ET

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out

Trudy Ring

After years of speculation that he is gay, Thorpe confirms it in an interview to be broadcast on Australian TV Sunday night.

July 11 2014 3:58 PM ET

Texas Sportscaster Dale Hansen On Why He's a Michael Sam Ally

After defending him, Hansen has become an in-demand ally of the LGBT community

Right-Winger Suggests Michael Sam Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
July 10 2014 2:27 PM ET

Right-Winger Suggests Michael Sam Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Sunnivie Brydum

Notorious homophobe Peter LaBarbera warned the NFL rookie that he should seek notoriety for his football skills, not his 'troubling' sexuality.

Football Player Comes Out to Celebrate Independence Day
July 09 2014 12:16 PM ET

Football Player Comes Out to Celebrate Independence Day

Michelle Garcia

After finding a support system with new rugby teammates, a former college player who came close to playing in the pros comes out.

July 08 2014 3:56 PM ET

Meet the Velvet Gloves: An All-Gay Boxing Group

Ready for a 'luxury boxing experience' tailored to the cultural sensibilities of an urban gay male?

July 08 2014 2:14 PM ET

Megan Rapinoe Strips: First Openly Gay Athlete on ESPN Mag

The soccer star exposes herself for ESPN's annual body issue

Russian Priest: Colorful Shoes Make Soccer a Gay Abomination
July 07 2014 2:00 PM ET

Russian Priest: Colorful Shoes Make Soccer a Gay Abomination

Michelle Garcia

The hairstyles and shoes soccer players wear apparently make the sport an 'abomination.'

FIFA Officials Can't Even Agree On What Constitutes Homophobia at World Cup
July 03 2014 7:00 PM ET

FIFA Execs Can't Agree On What World Cup Homophobia Looks Like

Thom Senzee

Two of the top officials at soccer's world governing body see homophobic slurs at matches through vastly different lenses.

Univision, ESPN Condemn But Still Air Antigay Slurs at World Cup
June 30 2014 2:13 PM ET

Univision, ESPN Condemn But Still Air Antigay Slurs

Daniel Reynolds

Univision and ESPN have condemned the use of antigay slurs by World Cup fans, but the networks continue to not mute the words in their broadcasts.

World Cup: In The Locker Room
June 28 2014 5:36 AM ET

World Cup: In The Locker Room

Michelle Garcia

Thanks, Instagram, for giving us a peek into what's going on off the field in Brazil.

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