16th October 2013
UK: Gay Paralympic athlete prepared to risk prison by speaking out against Russia’s anti-gay laws 5
12:00 PM — Para-equestrian rider Lee Pearson has said he will speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws during the Russian Winter Games in Sochi.
15th October 2013
Speedo-clad Olympic diver Chris Mears takes to the decks for cruise liner magazine launch
7:11 PM — Olympian Chris Mears appeared in his speedos at the launch party for two new on-board magazines for Cunard and P&O Cruises respectively, which took place at the Haymarket Hotel.
Rugby star Gareth Thomas announces book deal
3:20 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has announced a deal to write his memoirs with the publisher Ebury Press.
10th October 2013
AFC Wimbledon joins Football Fans against Homophobia campaign 2
7:22 PM — AFC Wimbledon has become the first football club in Britain to join the Football Fans against Homophobia campaign, which aims to take a stand against discrimination in football.
NOW: Gay boxer Orlando Cruz to wear rainbow shorts against homophobia 5
7:02 PM — Gay boxer Orlando Cruz is to wear rainbow shorts in protest against homophobia in a fight in Las Vegas on Saturday.
UK: Boxer Tyson Fury to be investigated for anti-gay tweets 2
7:01 PM — Boxer Tyson Fury is to be investigated for making homophobic and expletive-strewn comments on his Twitter account
US: Football player denies homophobic slur but apologies for remarks against marching band 3
5:51 PM — A US football player has denied making homophobic slurs, despite apologising for remarks he made against a university marching band.
British boxer Tyson Fury calls Lennox Lewis ‘homosexual’ on Twitter 17
12:36 PM — British boxer Tyson Fury has resorted to homophobic behaviour in his spat with boxing legend Lennox Lewis and current world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
8th October 2013
US: NFL footballer accused of hurling homophobic abuse at marching band 6
5:41 PM — A football player in the US has been accused of hurling homophobic abuse at a marching band before a game on Sunday.
Peter Tatchell: ‘FIFA has no option but to cancel Qatar World Cup’ over tests to ‘detect’ gays 12
4:01 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has called on FIFA to cancel the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as it was revealed that Gulf Cooperative Countries introduced new rules to "detect" and ban gay people from entering the country.
Gay boxer Orlando Cruz: I was scared about coming out, but it’s made me happy and free 5
10:57 AM — Puerto Rican professional boxer Orlando Cruz says he was scared about coming out as gay because he feared a negative reaction from the boxing community.
7th October 2013
London loses out to Paris in fight to host Gay Games 10
10:39 PM — The 2018 Gay Games will be held in Paris, after London lost out in the final decision on where to host the games.
5th October 2013
US: Football players to attend ‘educational dialogue’ for anti-gay slurs during Matthew Shepard play 20
4:10 PM — Football players from the University of Mississippi have been made to attend an "educational dialogue" for interrupting a performance of a play with anti-gay slurs.
Greece: Dozens protest against Russian anti-gay law ahead of Olympic flame hand over 8
3:46 PM — A protest has taken place in central Athens ahead of the handover of the Olympic flame to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics organisers.
4th October 2013
Clare Balding says she ‘talked gibberish’ whilst accepting OBE for services to journalism 7
2:34 PM — Sports broadcaster Clare Balding was awarded an OBE yesterday, and said she "talked absolute gibberish", when accepting the award.
3rd October 2013
US: University football players interrupted play about Matthew Shepard with anti-gay slurs 36
8:06 PM — Several members of the University of Mississippi football team have interrupted a theatre production of a play about murdered Wyoming teenager Matthew Shepard, shouting homophobic slurs during the play.
2nd October 2013
‘Rainbow’ German Winter Olympics uniforms seen as silent protest against Russian anti-gay law 24
1:46 PM — Germany has debuted its Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics uniforms, the rainbow design of which has prompted many to speculate whether they are meant as a silent protest against Russian anti-gay laws.
NASCAR driver fined $10,000 for using anti-gay slur on Instagram 10
12:34 PM — A NASCAR driver has been fined $10,000 (£6,100) and ordered to attend sensitivity training after he used an anti-gay slur on another driver's Instagram photo.
1st October 2013
Footballer Fraser Mullen: I deeply regret my ‘stupid’ anti-gay tweet 33
6:18 PM — Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen has made a full apology over his homophobic remark on Twitter.
Rod Liddle: If Stephen Fry thinks Russia is bad for gay people, try the World Cup in Qatar 21
3:56 PM — Controversial journalist and columnist Rod Liddle says Qatar’s treatment of gay people is a reason why the 2022 World Cup should not be held in the country.