27th July 2014
Alex Salmond: Scotland will not tolerate discrimination, we celebrate diversity 5
8:26 PM — Following calls to speak out in support of the LGBT community at the Commonwealth Games, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has sent a strong message of equality.
26th July 2014
US: New York LGBT group attacks Giants for hiring former NOM spokesman as coach 4
2:25 PM — An LGBT group has attacked the New York Giants, for hiring a former National Organisation for Marriage spokesperson as a coach.
25th July 2014
The Warwick rowers are back, still naked, and still fighting homophobia 14
6:53 PM — The Warwick rowing team is back with a new naked calendar, and are more committed than ever to promoting tolerance and equality.
Super Bowl Legend who said gay marriage would cause ‘anarchy’: I would support any gay player on my team 1
5:11 PM — A former NFL player and Giants' director of player development David Tyree, has said he would "absolutely support any player who identified as gay, in any way I could."
St Louis Rams coach: Michael Sam is not a ‘distraction’
4:15 PM — St Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has dismissed claims that Michael Sam's sexuality is a "distraction" for the team.
US: AFA president upset Michael Sam will see ‘naked beefcakes’ in the shower 51
3:37 PM — The American Family Association president is upset that Michael Sam will see naked "beefcakes" in the shower.
John Barrowman: People who criticised me for Commonwealth gay kiss are ‘bitter and nasty’ 27
2:04 PM — John Barrowman has responded to criticism of his Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss, to say those who reacted negatively are "bitter" and "nasty."
Scottish government to fly Pride flag for Commonwealth Games 9
1:57 PM — The Scottish government is to fly a rainbow flag from its headquarters for the duration of the Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games: Ugandan coach praises Barrowman gay kiss 9
1:20 PM — A Ugandan coach at the Commonwealth Games has praised a gay kiss during the opening ceremony.
24th July 2014
British Athletes Commission promises to improve support for LGBT sportspeople
6:24 PM — The British Athletes Commission (BAC), the members’ association for the UK’s professional athletes, has pledged to ensure it is providing enough support for LGBT sportspeople. After the end of the Commonwealth Games in August, the BAC and Pride Sports, an organisation which aims to end homophobia in UK sport, will hold a consultation with LGBT […]
Commonwealth Games organisers: Barrowman gay kiss was scripted to promote equality 11
1:20 PM — The organisers of the Commonwealth Games have revealed that John Barrowman's surprise gay kiss in last night's opening ceremony was planned well in advance.
Tom Daley: I’m not retiring from diving, I’ll be at Rio 9
12:04 PM — Tom Daley has denied claims that he will retire from diving after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Michael Sam’s jersey is sixth most sold across the entire NFL 2
11:20 AM — Michael Sam's football jersey is the sixth most sold this season across the entire NFL.
Tessa Hartmann: John Barrowman’s gay kiss at Commonwealth Games was ‘inappropriate for children’ 87
10:55 AM — A fashion columnist has attacked John Barrowman for a kissing a man during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, branding it "inappropriate for children".
23rd July 2014
Malaysia flies flag at half mast in Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony to remember MH17 victims 4
11:38 PM — Malaysian athletes entered the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with flags at half mast, to remember victims of the MH17 Malaysia Airlines crash.
Newly out legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe carries Commonwealth flag at opening ceremony 3
11:22 PM — Newly out swimming legend Ian Thorpe was featured in this evening's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony celebrates equality with John Barrowman gay kiss 85
10:08 PM — The opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this evening featured a kiss between actor John Barrowman and a male dancer, in celebration of equality in Scotland.
Nick Clegg: We must stand up for LGBT rights at the Commonwealth Games 10
3:34 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg writes for PinkNews of the importance of standing up for LGBT rights at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
John Amaechi: Coach’s comments about Michael Sam are a ‘calculated’ stunt 2
3:17 PM — Retired basketball star John Amaechi has claimed that Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam were just to "keep himself in the news".
Michael Sam: Coach who wouldn’t hire me is entitled to his opinion 2
2:45 PM — Michael Sam has responded to former Colts coach Tony Dungy's claims that he "wouldn't have taken" an openly gay player.