17th April 2014
UFC champion denies sending homophobic messages, says he was hacked
9:20 PM — A UFC mixed martial arts fighter has denied that he sent homophobic messages over Instagram, claiming that his phone was stolen.
Five Westboro Baptist Church members met with 1,500-strong peaceful protest in Massachusetts 5
7:10 PM — Five members of the adamantly anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with over 1,500 peaceful protesters at a university basketball match.
16th April 2014
Two thousand to counter protest ‘God Hates Fags’ church in support of gay basketball player 5
8:03 PM — Over two thousand have said they will protest in support of a gay basketball player at the University of Massachusetts after the Westboro Baptist Church said it would picket him.
Over 100,000 tell IOC: No more Olympic Games in countries with anti-gay laws 2
6:28 PM — More than 100,000 people have signed an All Out petition calling on the International Olympic Committee to make sure that future Olympic events are not held in countries with anti-gay laws.
15th April 2014
Golfer who agrees that being gay is ‘an open rebellion to God’ wins Masters 15
5:52 PM — A golfer who voiced his support for a sports analyst who said gay NBA player Jason Collins' coming out was an "open rebellion to God" has won the Masters.
14th April 2014
Chris Kluwe: The NFL needs to catch up with society on gay rights or it will start losing money
2:33 PM — Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe has spoken out again about the acceptance of gay football players in the league, saying it will "start losing money" if it does not "catch up with the rest of" society.
9th April 2014
Students at this university found the best way to show how accepting they are 12
6:17 PM — Students at the University of Virginia have started a photo campaign hoping to show togetherness and acceptance.
US University basketball player comes out: ‘I don’t want to hide and be someone I’m not’ 10
5:29 PM — A basketball player at the University of Massachusetts has become the first first division men's basketball player to come out as gay.
Footballer guilty of homophobic gesture during Brighton match 5
4:01 PM — A footballer accused of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans during a Championship match has been convicted.
8th April 2014
Australia: Major sports bodies unite to wipe out homophobia 3
9:51 PM — All of Australia's major sporting bodies will later today commit to policies to clamp down on homophobia in sport.
Police warn Leicester City fans: ‘We won’t tolerate homophobic chanting at Brighton match’ 2
11:56 AM — Police have warned Leicester City football fans that homophobic chants will not be tolerated in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion FC today.
3rd April 2014
Football star appears on ‘gay-for-pay’ porn site 53
2:45 PM — An Irish Gaelic football star has deleted his Twitter account after images of him on a ‘gay-for-pay’ pornographic site were shared across social media.
Tom Daley: I’m definitely gay not bisexual 117
10:45 AM — Five months after claiming he still fancied girls, Tom Daley says he's a gay man now.
2nd April 2014
Scotland: Man who called gay referee a ‘faggot’ and ‘poof’ gets community service
5:30 PM — An amateur footballer in Perth who shouted homophobic abuse at a gay referee has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service.
1st April 2014
US: Food server claims he was banned from working in basketball locker rooms for being gay
8:31 PM — A lawsuit has been filed in the US by a Brooklyn food server who said he was subjected to homophobic taunts by a professional basketball team.
27th March 2014
Former NFL player vows to crack down on locker room issues for gay players
6:50 PM — A former NFL player has vowed to tackle issues faced in the locker room by gay players, and said in his career, he played alongside various openly gay players.
Swedish American Football player comes out as gay 2
4:33 PM — A Swedish American Football player has come out, saying he wanted to inspire any young LGBT people who feel like they don't belong.
26th March 2014
Adidas quietly allows ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ on customisable trainers, but still bans ‘bi’ and ‘trans’ 5
12:58 PM — A month on from criticisms faced for banning the words "gay" and "lesbian" from its range of customisable trainers, Adidas has allowed them, but still bans "bi" and "trans" from being used.
25th March 2014
Campaigns demand FIFA bans Russia from hosting 2018 World Cup due to anti-gay law 6
3:01 PM — Campaigns in the UK and US featuring petitions with signatures from 60 countries are demanding that FIFA should relocate the 2018 World Cup from Russia.
Joey Barton leads QPR commitment to join Football V Homophobia campaign 3
12:57 PM — Joey Barton will this evening lead the Queens Park Rangers' commitment to join a leading anti-homophobia initiative.