5th May 2014
Poll: Two thirds of NFL fans think Michael Sam’s sexuality does not matter 1
9:15 PM — Many have speculated on the possible effect of NFL hopeful Michael Sam coming out as gay earlier this year, but two thirds of fans now think it will have no effect on his career.
Australia: Rugby player suspended for calling opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’ 12
11:37 AM — An Australian rugby player has been suspended for two games after calling an opponent a "f***ing gay c**t".
4th May 2014
NFL Hall of Famers: Michael Sam will be accepted for who he is
4:31 PM — Several legendary NFL players have spoken out in support of gay player Michael Sam, who is tipped to be drafted next week.
Australia: Rugby League investigating player who called opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’ 16
3:34 PM — A New South Wales rugby player could face a fine or suspension, after he was heard calling an opponent a "f***ing gay c**t" on live TV.
1st May 2014
Brighton and Hove Albion praises Nottingham Forest for stance against homophobia 1
5:43 PM — Brighton & Hove Albion have praised Nottingham Forest for guarding against homophobic abuse – ahead of Saturday’s key clash against the two clubs.
29th April 2014
IOC and UN agree to ‘use sport to build a better world’ following Russian anti-gay law controversy at Sochi 6
6:52 PM — Following an international outrage at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and United Nations (UN) have signed an agreement vowing to "use sport to build a better world."
28th April 2014
US: President Obama appoints openly gay NBA star to fitness council 2
1:24 PM — US President Barack Obama at the weekend appointed the first openly gay NBA player to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
25th April 2014
US: Figure skater Johnny Weir’s estranged husband ‘heartbroken’ over split 3
10:38 PM — The estranged husband of Johnny Weir has said that he still loves the figure skater, but that he is 'conniving'.
Former NFL player: I played with six openly gay teammates in my career 2
5:25 PM — A former NFL player has again spoken out about having played with several openly gay teammates during his career.
24th April 2014
UFC champ fires employee he claims posted anti-gay slurs with his account 1
9:09 PM — UFC mixed martial arts fighter Jon Jones has fired an employee he claims was responsible for anti-gay slurs sent using his official Instagram account.
Gay NBA star Jason Collins named one of TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ 1
4:24 PM — Openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has been featured as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, a year after coming out.
Bahrain: Transgender prostitutes lose appeal against jail term 2
1:34 PM — Two transgender prostitutes in Bahrain have lost an appeal against a six-month jail sentence.
22nd April 2014
Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin: I’m absolutely for same-sex marriage 13
9:52 PM — Wrestling legend Stone Cold Steve Austin has proclaimed his strong support for same-sex marriage.
21st April 2014
Brittney Griner: My Christian university opposed me being gay but nurtured my basketball skills
4:26 PM — Openly gay basketball star Brittney Griner has opened up about struggles with not being supported whilst attending a Christian university opposed to homosexuality.
20th April 2014
UK: Artist creates Tom Daley portrait out of homophobic tweets 7
4:36 PM — An artist has created a portrait of Tom Daley, made up of homophobic tweets sent to the Olympic diver after he came out last year.
19th April 2014
Brazil: Homophobic football shirts on sale before World Cup 4
9:43 PM — Homophobic t-shirts are on sale in Brazil, two months before the start of the World Cup.
Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon: I cried most nights before I came out 8
5:56 PM — Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon has said that being in the closet took a huge toll on him, and that he cried most nights before he came out.
18th April 2014
Arsenal boss: Society needs to ask why football does not have openly gay players 13
6:05 PM — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the absence of openly gay footballers in the Premier League.
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.