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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.
Blake Skelljerup Comes Out — Again!

Blake Skelljerup Comes Out — Again!

The former Olympian talks about boyfriend twin confusion in an article celebrating National Coming Out Day.

WATCH: Comic Won't Apologize for Michael Sam Gay Joke

WATCH: Comic Won't Apologize for Michael Sam Gay Joke

Comedian Aries Spears says his comment was just a harmless joke.

Abby Wambach on Winning, her Wife, and the Elusive World Cup

Abby Wambach Preps for the 2015 World Cup

Headed into the 2015 World Cup, soccer legend Abby Wambach has her eye on the prize.

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.

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