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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.

NFL rejects Harrison Butker's transphobic, sexist graduation speech remarks

The league's chief diversity officer said Butker's views do not represent the organization.

Harrison Butker’s ‘inaccurate, ill-informed and woefully out of step' sexist speech is fact-checked by GLAAD

LGBTQ+ media advocacy group GLAAD issued a fact-check calling out some of the false and misleading things the ultra-conservative Kansas City Chiefs player said during a graduation ceremony.

From player to broadcaster, meet the queer Black soccer pro breaking down the Washington Spirit

Former NWSL Washington Spirit player Gaby Vincent tells The Advocate about her "full circle moment" becoming a broadcaster for the team.

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker goes on transphobic, sexist rant during graduation speech

The kicker spoke at Benedictine College and told women to stay in their place while calling LGBTQ+ people ‘deadly sins.’

No, transphobes, Lia Thomas didn't cause the U.S. swimming team to almost quit

A false Facebook post claiming the U.S. women's swimming team threatened to quit if trans athlete Lia Thomas was allowed to try out have been debunked.

NY court strikes down Nassau County order banning transgender athletes from competing on girls’ sports teams

Civil rights groups lauded the court decision, saying it struck down a harmful policy.

California competition bars transgender and intersex surfer, then reverses course

Sasha Jane Lowerson was initially excluded from a longboard competition, but then the organizer heard that would violate state law. She's decided not to compete, however.

​​Joe Biden and Kamala Harris celebrate the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces at White House event

Lesbian point guard Chelsea Gray spoke with The Advocate after the East Room ceremony.

6 of South Dakota GOP Gov. Kristi Noem's craziest moments

From bragging about killing a puppy to lying about meeting North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Kristi Noem keeps getting more ridiculous.

Think transgender women have an advantage in sports? A new study disputes the idea

The U.K. study, while using a small sample, cautions against blanket bans on trans women's participation in women's sports.

Watch these two women's hockey fans get engaged on ice in the cutest way

When given the chance to take a shot on goal during intermission, two women took the chance to surprise the audience — and each other.

Brittney Griner reveals she considered suicide while in Russian captivity

The WNBA legend opened up to Robin Roberts about the hopelessness she felt under the conditions she had to endure.

The top 10 gayest NBA mascots, ranked

Sports are already pretty homoerotic, and these mascots seal the deal.

‘World’s Strongest Gay’ retiring from professional strongman competition

Rob Kearney came out of the closet in 2014 when he started dating his now-husband.

Candace Parker, queer WNBA legend, is retiring 'privately with the ones I love'

Parker, who is also a mom of two with her wife, Anna Petrakova, announced she will not be returning to the game.

Terrorist threat stops Nashville disc golf tournament with transgender player

Somebody threatened violence against Natalie Ryan over her participation in the 2024 Music City Open.

Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird, and more urge NCAA to stand up for trans inclusion

They and hundreds of others have signed on to a pro-inclusion letter.

The Tip Off: A beginners guide to the WNBA

This simple guide will help new WNBA fans stay in the know!

Sue Bird & Megan Rapinoe are producing a queer soccer romance for TV: 'Bold, sexy and fun'

Cleat Cute is based on the best-selling novel by Meryl Wilsner.

Meet all 37 of the queer women in this season's WNBA

These players may just make the upcoming season the best yet!