17th July 2014
‘Chelsea rent boys’ football chant accused of homophobia amid World Cup furore 5
3:24 PM — Football chants dubbed homophobic by some were widely reported at this summer's World Cup, but similar chants have been heard in the UK for decades without attracting much attention.
England footballer hopes becoming a gay parent will send a positive message
2:31 PM — England footballer Casey Stoney and her partner Megan Harris have announced that they are expecting twins, and say they hope being gay parents in the public eye will send a positive message.
Hollyoaks actor: I can understand why gay footballers don’t want to come out
2:08 PM — Out Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has said he can understand why gay footballers might be reluctant to come out, after he received homophobic abuse on Twitter when he was mistaken for an athlete of the same name.
Watch: Michael Sam accepts Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs
12:25 PM — The NFL’s first openly-gay player, Michael Sam, was met with two standing ovations as he accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday night.
16th July 2014
Rugby league player says ban for using anti-gay slur has made him a ‘better person’ 7
6:02 PM — A rugby league player who was banned for using an anti-gay slur, has said the time spent away has made him a "better person."
Report: Robbie Rogers’ coming out story inspires new comedy TV series 1
4:06 PM — According to reports, the coming out of former Leeds United player Robbie Rogers has inspired a comedy series.
US: Gay retired baseball pro Billy Bean appointed MLB’s first Ambassador for Inclusion
11:36 AM — Major League Baseball has increased its drive to combat homophobia in the sport by appointing gay former pro Billy Bean as its first ‘Ambassador for Inclusion’.
15th July 2014
Australia: New survey reveals homophobic abuse affects four in five gay athletes
5:27 PM — A new survey of Australian sport has revealed that 85 percent of gay sportsmen and -women have seen or experienced homophobic abuse.
Chris Kluwe threatens to take Vikings to court, after refusal to release report into homophobia
4:29 PM — Outspoken advocate of gay rights and retired NFL star, Chris Kluwe, will take his former team to court, after it reneged on promises to release the findings of an investigation into whether his dismissal last year was due to his support for the LGBT community. Kluwe starred as a punter for the Minnesota Vikings from […]
14th July 2014
Ian Thorpe ‘considered’ coming out in 1998 but was warned it would lose sponsorships 10
2:15 PM — Ian Thorpe considered coming out publicly in 1998, but was warned it would lose him sponsorships, according to reports.
Peter Tatchell: David Cameron should speak out about homophobia before Commonwealth Games 7
1:21 PM — Peter Tatchell has called on David Cameron to speak out about homophobia in the Commonwealth, ahead of the Commonwealth Games next week.
Australia: Sports commentator seeks counselling after calling player ‘big poofter’ 4
12:28 PM — A sports commentator has said he is in the process of getting professional counselling, after he attracted criticism for labelling a player a 'big poofter'.
Openly gay Hollyoaks star hits back at ‘homophobic’ abuse after football mix-up 19
11:16 AM — An openly gay Hollyoaks star has said that he received a large number of homophobic messages after it was mistakenly reported he was joining a football team.
13th July 2014
Internet reacts to Olympic champion Ian Thorpe coming out 10
4:12 PM — Following Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe revealing that he is gay, social media has been flooded with broadly-supportive messages.
Australia: Sports commentator to keep job after calling player a ‘big poofter’ 11
2:41 PM — A sports commentator will be allowed to stay on the air, after he referred to a player as a "big poofter".
Matthew Mitcham: Ian Thorpe coming out has the potential to help a lot of people 4
1:32 PM — Australian diver Matthew Mitcham has hailed Ian Thorpe's decision to come out as gay.
Ian Thorpe: I didn’t come out sooner because the lie became too big 42
11:29 AM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has said that he didn't come out sooner because he didn't want people to think he had "lied about everything".
12th July 2014
Legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out as gay 207
3:28 PM — Legendary Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has come out as gay.
Ballroom dance champion: Banning same-sex couples would be discrimination 1
1:02 PM — A ballroom dance champion has spoken out against a proposed ban on same-sex couples dancing in mixed events.
Australia: Football commentator labels player a ‘big poofter’ 11
12:30 PM — An Australian football commentator has been condemned for labelling a player a "big poofter".