Sports

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.

The track and field victories of Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood inspired an ugly response.

June 22 2018 4:33 PM

The figure skater explains how leaving the closet gave him the courage to pose naked for ESPN's Body Issue.

June 22 2018 2:26 PM

FIFA has announced that it has opened disciplinary hearings in response to an antigay chant used by supporters of Mexico's World Cup team.

June 20 2018 1:50 PM

The organizer of Diversity House called the eviction a "political attack" that demonstrated Russia's issues with human rights.

June 18 2018 6:14 PM

Some parents and students contend that trans girls shouldn't compete against cisgender girls unless they've taken hormones.

June 18 2018 10:03 AM

One of the men suffered serious head injuries in the St. Petersburg attack and required hospitalization.

June 14 2018 7:59 PM

Billie Jean King called out Nadal, who argued against equal pay for women based on his factually incorrect ideas about which gender draws more viewers. 

June 13 2018 8:10 PM
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