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.

Kenworthy is the second openly gay American to clinch a spot in this year's Winter Olympics and the first in an action sport.

January 21 2018 8:22 PM

Mike Pence's spokeswoman says Rippon's claim that Pence supports "ex-gay" therapy "is totally false." But is it?

January 19 2018 7:54 PM

The all-star guard with the Atlanta Dream said she was assualted by a long-term employee of the athletic department there. 

January 19 2018 7:03 PM

McKalyla Maroney signed an agreement with USA Gymnastics not to speak about abuse she suffered from Larry Nassar. Now the organization has said it won't fine her if she breaks it.

January 18 2018 8:45 PM

After receiving criticism for a tweet, the former figure skater deleted it, then broke down why his sexuality was never a "great secret."

January 18 2018 4:08 PM

Here are the queer athletes heading to South Korea — and those sidelined.

January 18 2018 5:03 AM

Barry Court defended his wife, anti-LGBT tennis champ Margaret Court, when King called for a name change to Margaret Court Arena. 

January 16 2018 8:43 PM
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