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.

Martina Navratilova — a tennis legend in her own right — wants Margaret Court's name stripped from a Melbourne stadium after she compared trans people to Hitler and boycotted Qantas Airlines for its support of marriage equality.

June 01 2017 1:59 PM

Participants were informed of the cancellation just hours before the LGBT event was slated to begin. 

May 28 2017 4:53 PM

Is "cocksucker" and "faggot" that different?

May 20 2017 10:10 PM

The former NFL star — who ended his life in a Massachusetts jail cell on Wednesday — was a tortured and violent bisexual man, according to Newsweek.

April 22 2017 12:18 PM

Kathrine Switzer, an inspiration for women in running, was an honorary starter in this year's race. 

April 17 2017 3:58 PM
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