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.

Although the 2016 Paralympics will be the last for lesbian wheelchair sprinter Marikee Vervoort, she still has a long bucket list to accomplish before she takes advantage of Belgium's legal euthanasia. 

September 07 2016 10:23 PM

By carrying the flag for his British homeland, Lee Pearson becomes the first openly gay flagbearer at any Paralympics or Olympic Games. 

September 07 2016 2:27 PM

The lesbian soccer pro and Olympian says the “overtly racist” backlash to the NFL star's national anthem protest “disgusted” her. 

September 06 2016 10:16 PM Updated

It was a record year for LGBT Olympians in more ways than one.

September 02 2016 9:36 PM

The San Francisco 49er refused to stand for the National Anthem and a firestorm ensued.

August 31 2016 9:22 PM Updated

Our Olympic correspondent Charley Walters checks in with New Zealand's Robbie Manson, the U.S.'s Meghan O'Leary, and Ian Matos from Brazil.

August 30 2016 11:05 AM