31st August 2014
Michael Sam: I know I can play at the highest level, but life isn’t easy
1:07 PM — Michael Sam has spoken out after being dropped from the roster of the St Louis Rams.
Watch: Sydney Convicts win gay rugby world cup 1
11:42 AM — The Sydney Convicts have stormed to victory in the Bingham cup.
30th August 2014
St Louis Rams drop gay NFL player Michael Sam 14
9:26 PM — Michael Sam, the first out player in the history of NFL, has been cut from the roster of the St Louis Rams.
29th August 2014
Michael Sam: I am ‘very confident’ I’ll make a team this season
3:45 PM — Out NFL player Michael Sam has said that he's "very confident" he has performed well enough to earn a place on his team's permanent roster.
One Direction singer Harry Styles shows support for gay NFL star 1
3:04 PM — One Direction singer Harry Styles has shown his support for out NFL star Michael Sam.
27th August 2014
Watch: Gay rugby teams train together ahead of Bingham Cup
5:30 PM — Despite rainy weather, members of gay rugby teams from across the globe got stuck into a huge training session ahead of the Bingham Cup in Sydney.
US: ESPN apologises for questioning whether Michael Sam should shower with teammates 8
3:45 PM — Sports broadcaster ESPN has apologised for a report questioning whether out St Louis Rams player Michael Sam should shower with his teammates.
US: Michael Sam’s teammate mocks ESPN for sexuality coverage 3
12:34 PM — One of Michael Sam's teammates has attacked the broadcaster ESPN for continually referencing the player's sexuality.
24th August 2014
Boxer Alex Arthur: I won’t say Kellie Maloney, he’s still just Frank to me 25
12:25 PM — Boxer champion Alex Arthur has said that he won't refer to his transgender former manager Kellie Maloney by her new name or gender.
23rd August 2014
Managers’ Association boss urged to quit for calling homophobic texts ‘friendly banter’ 26
6:06 PM — The League Managers' Association's chief executive is facing calls to quit over a statement he put out referring to racist and homophobic texts as "friendly banter."
Brittney Griner named defensive player of the year by WNBA
2:46 PM — Brittney Griner has been named the Defensive Player of the Year by the WNBA.
22nd August 2014
Malky Mackay admits sending racist and homophobic text messages was ‘unacceptable’ 1
6:57 PM — Football manager Malky Mackay has admitted sending offensive text messages, and has said he thinks it is "completely unacceptable."
Harry Redknapp: Malky Mackay made a mistake with homophobic texts but ‘hasn’t murdered anyone’ 15
12:59 PM — Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has defended a football manager who is being investigated by the FA for allegedly sending a string of racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
Football managers association apologises for labelling homophobic texts as ‘banter’ 27
12:07 PM — The League Managers' Association (LMA) has apologised for a statement it released which referred to allegations of racism, homophobia and sexism as "friendly text message banter".
21st August 2014
Football manager vows to fight ‘shocking’ allegations of homophobia 2
6:48 PM — Football manager Malky Mackay has responded to allegations that he was involved in the sending of homophobic, racist and sexist texts, to say he will defend himself against accusations made against him.
FA to investigate football bosses accused of sending homophobic texts 3
12:57 PM — A football manager who had been a favourite to take over at Crystal Palace is now being investigated by the FA for allegedly sending a string of racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
20th August 2014
Minnesota Vikings to introduce zero tolerance for homophobia policy 4
3:44 PM — The Minnesota Vikings NFL team will implement a zero tolerance policy for homophobia, as part of a legal settlement with former player Chris Kluwe.
18th August 2014
Argentinian Football Association pledges support to gay football squad 1
6:38 PM — The Argentinian Football Association has committed its support to the gay football team chosen to represent the country at the next Gay Games.
US: Basketball star Brittney Griner proposes to girlfriend
4:24 PM — Basketball star Brittney Griner and girlfriend Glory Johnson recently became engaged to be married.
17th August 2014
Lib Dem minister: We need zero tolerance for homophobia in football 7
2:08 PM — Liberal Democrat minister Stephen Williams has called for a zero tolerance approach to homophobia in football.