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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.

EuroGames Stockholm Announces World’s First LGBT Ultra Marathon

At 31 miles, it’s the first LGBT-friendly race of its kind

LISTEN: Satan's Behind Marriage Equality, Says Former NFL Star

LISTEN: Satan's Behind Marriage Equality, Says Former NFL Star

Craig James wonders if sports teams' endorsement of equal marriage rights will silence players with opposing views.

Michigan's Planet Fitness 'Controversy' Echoes National Debate on Trans Access

Planet Fitness Revokes Membership of Transphobic Woman

Yvette Cormier returned four days in a row to warn women away from the locker room, because she had seen a trans woman use it once. On the fifth day, Cormier wasn't allowed to come back.

Vanessa Selbst, Poker's $10 Million Out Superstar, Tells Women to Go All In

Poker's $10 Million Out Superstar Tells Women to Go All In

When she's not busy becoming the most successful female poker player of all time, Vanessa Selbst squeezes in some time for social justice.

#TBT: How Gay Is Wrestling?

#TBT: How Gay Is Wrestling?

OK, we really want to believe all you wrestlers out there that it is really a legitimate sport. But then we looked at the evidence.

Op-ed: Russell Tovey, Sexism, and Imaginary Masculinity

Op-ed: Russell Tovey, Sexism, and Imaginary Masculinity

Is masculinity innate, or is it just an act?

Op-ed: How Gay Baseball Player Glenn Burke Made Bryant Gumbel Nervous

How a Gay Baseball Player Made Bryant Gumbel Nervous

Late baseball player Glenn Burke wrote in his 1995 memoir (which is being re-released today) about the aftermath of his public coming out.

After Athletes Come Out, Christian College Bans Gay Sex

Christian College With Out Athletes Bans Gay Sex

The college, with two out volleyball players, has adopted a 'statement on human sexuality' proscribing 'sexual relations outside of marriage or between persons of the same sex.'

Michael Sam Dons Boogie Shoes For 'Dancing With The Stars'

Michael Sam Dons Boogie Shoes For Dancing With The Stars

As Michael Sam looks for another opportunity to join the NFL, he also will compete in season 20 of Dancing With The Stars.

'Truth or Dare' Gives Gay Virginia Basketballer Perfect Coming-Out Moment

'Truth or Dare' Gives Gay College Basketballer Perfect Coming-Out Moment

Hunter Fromang, a center for Randolph-Macon College's top-ranked basketball team, came out to his friends and teammates through an innocent game of 'truth or dare.'

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