12th February 2014
Adidas: We can’t allow the word ‘gay’ on customisable trainers because of the ‘society we live in’ 11
4:17 PM — Adidas has confirmed that it will leave in place a ban on the word "gay", which prevents people from adding the word to its range of customised trainers.
11th February 2014
US radio host: It was ‘selfish’ of footballer Michael Sam to come out as gay 19
7:17 PM — NFL hopeful Michael Sam’s decision to come out as gay was “selfish” and of detriment to his team, talk radio host Michael Brown has said.
US: Olympian attacks Canadian ‘gay luge’ advert 22
6:34 PM — US Olympic luger Christian Niccum has attacked a Canadian ad which mocks his sport for being 'a little bit gay'.
Video: Jon Stewart brilliantly sums up the Michael Sam NFL situation
5:51 PM — Missouri All American and NFL draft hopeful Michael Sam came out as gay in interviews on Sunday, and Jon Stewart has already weighed in on the situation - in the most succinct and eloquent way possible.
Will you go #gayforsochi to support LGBT Russians? 1
3:46 PM — A new site has launched which allows users to go '#gayforsochi', by creating a profile picture featuring pink Olympic Rings.
Adidas bans the word ‘gay’ from customisable trainers 13
3:25 PM — One day after announcing Olympic bronze medal-winning diver Tom Daley as the face of a new campaign, it has emerged that Adidas blocks the word "gay" from its customisable trainers bought online.
Lord Coe: Boycotting Sochi would only make it harder to achieve social change 16
11:50 AM — Lord Coe says he’s against Olympic boycotts because they hurt the athletes and make it harder for campaigners to achieve their aims.
10th February 2014
Mississippi football player ‘looks down on gay football players’ including recently out Michael Sam 33
8:02 PM — Support has been pouring in for recently out gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam since he revealed he is gay in an interview on Sunday.
The 10 best pro-gay Russia Olympic parodies so far 4
5:46 PM — As the Olympic games get underway in Russia, the internet has lined up to mock, laugh at and gently poke Vladimir Putin's regime. We take a look at the ten of the best pro-gay parodies so far.
Video: NFL draft prospect comes out as gay: ‘I’m not afraid to tell the world who I am’ 3
5:08 PM — Missouri All American and NFL draft hopeful Michael Sam came out as gay in interviews on Sunday.
Michelle Obama ‘proud’ of prospective NFL player for coming out as gay 1
4:32 PM — Michelle Obama has tweeted her support for a potential NFL player who recently revealed that he is gay.
Did Putin know he ‘cuddled’ an openly bisexual Dutch gold medal-winning speed skater? 4
1:01 PM — An openly bisexual Dutch speed skater who won gold at Sochi at the weekend has said she "got a cuddle" from Russian President Vladimir Putin after her win.
Tom Daley gets his top on for new Adidas NEO range 5
12:20 PM — British Olympic diving star Tom Daley has been announced as the new face of a new adidas range of "fresh and stylish" clothes aimed at a young market.
Tom Daley inspires England defender Casey Stoney to come out as gay 2
11:10 AM — England captain Casey Stoney has revealed watching Olympic diver Tom Daley talk about his sexuality gave her the courage to publicly admit she is gay.
Team GB Boss: We won’t stop athletes from protesting in Sochi
10:34 AM — The boss of the Team GB Winter Olympic squad has said he will not stand in the way of athletes who want to protest.
9th February 2014
Sorry Putin, a bisexual skater has won a gold medal!
7:41 PM — The Dutch bisexual speed skater Ireen Wüst has won the second gold medal for the Netherlands at this year’s Winter Olympic Games.
Clare Balding: My decision to attend the Sochi Winter Games is putting ‘visibility before avoidance’
3:41 PM — Sports broadcaster Clare Balding has defended her decision to attend the Sochi Winter Games on Twitter, saying it would have been “easier to avoid going, but the easy option isn’t always the right one.”
UK: Gay rights activists campaign Sochi Olympic sponsor McDonald’s in Sunderland
3:36 PM — Gay rights activists in Sunderland have campaigned outside a McDonald’s restaurant, urging the Sochi Olympic sponsors to speak out over Russia’s anti-gay legislation.
7th February 2014
Russian Olympic team walk out to ‘faux-lesbian’ pop duo t.A.T.u at opening ceremony 1
7:35 PM — The Russian Olympic team walked out to the music of 'lesbian' pop duo t.A.T.u. at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
Russia: Gay Dutch snowboarder is first to protest at Olympics 3
3:34 PM — A Dutch snowboarder is the first athlete to protest against Russia's anti-gay laws, at an Olympic event in Sochi yesterday.