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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.

The British athlete reveals that he is gay.

August 29 2017 2:29 PM

Katie Sowers joined the San Francisco 49ers crew as a full-time assistant coach, making her the second woman and first openly gay person to coach in the NFL.

August 24 2017 6:10 PM

To the retired major league pitcher and conservative commentator, Matt Joyce's use of such a slur toward a fan Friday was no big deal.

August 07 2017 3:24 PM

Matt Joyce used the slur during a game with the Angels in Anaheim, an AP photograper says. 

August 05 2017 3:39 PM Updated

Britain's Nicola Adams, the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal for boxing, discusses the art of her sport and her life as an out bisexual in a new memoir. Read an exclusive excerpt below.

July 28 2017 5:17 AM

Bird said she has been out to friends and family for years, but now felt like the right time to go public.

July 20 2017 7:05 PM
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