23rd June 2014
UK: FA appoints new chair to anti-discrimination panel 4
3:26 PM — The Football Association has appointed a new chair to its anti-discrimination panel, pledging to tackle the issue head on.
22nd June 2014
UK: Everton bans fan from matches indefinitely over homophobic, racist tweets 5
2:55 PM — Everton Football Club has banned a fan from attending its matches indefinitely, over a series of homophobic and racist tweets.
20th June 2014
Mexico coach defends homophobic chants at World Cup: ‘It’s not that bad’ 27
6:19 PM — The coach of the Mexican national football squad has defended fans following the announcement of a FIFA investigation into the use of a homophobic slur at World Cup matches.
19th June 2014
World Cup: Brazil could be punished for fans’ homophobic chants 8
3:24 PM — FIFA has started disciplinary proceedings against Brazil, after the host country's fans used homophobic slurs at a World Cup match.
16th June 2014
UN: Gay World Cup players should ‘declare their sexuality without fear’ 5
5:25 PM — One of the United Nations' top diplomats has called for gay players at the World Cup to declare their sexuality.
13th June 2014
Michael Sam signs 4-year contract with St Louis Rams 7
7:20 PM — Openly gay NFL player Michael Sam has signed a four-year contract with the St Louis Rams.
Video: WWE legend Pat Patterson comes out as gay 6
6:05 PM — WWE wrestling legend Pat Patterson has revealed that he is gay, after over 50 years in the closet.
GLAAD: FIFA needs to ensure gay fans feel safe at the World Cup
1:15 PM — GLAAD has called on FIFA to make sure homophobic and transphobic slurs are stamped out at the World Cup.
12th June 2014
Sochi-gold medal winning Canadian hockey star comes out as gay 4
4:37 PM — Four time Olympic gold medallist Charline Labonte has announced that she is gay in an online statement.
11th June 2014
Peter Tatchell calls for non-discrimination pledge at the 2014 Commonwealth Games 1
4:31 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, today published an open letter to organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games calling for all participating countries to sign a non-discrimination pledge.
Leeds rugby coach defends banned player: ‘There is no homophobia in our sport’ 4
2:49 PM — The coach of Leeds Rhinos rugby team has jumped to the defence of a player who has accepted a five-game ban after calling a player a "faggot".
UK: Leeds rugby star declines to appeal 5-match ban for calling player ‘f**king f*g’ 6
9:22 AM — Leeds rugby player Zak Hardaker has said he will not appeal a 5-match ban he was handed by the RFL, after calling a player a "fucking fag".
9th June 2014
UK: Leeds rugby player faces 4 to 8 match ban after calling player a ‘f**king f*g’ 13
6:13 PM — Rugby player Zak Hardaker will be banned for 4 to 8 matches after he called a player a "f**king f*g" during a match.
8th June 2014
Michael Sam: My teammates respect me, no problems with the Rams 1
3:33 PM — Openly gay football player Michael Sam has said he is having no problems at all fitting in with the St Louis Rams.
5th June 2014
Closeted footballer: Teammates refused to shower naked after they found out I was gay 42
9:38 PM — An anonymous gay footballer has spoken about his decision to remain in the closet, claiming his teammates refused to shower naked once they discovered his sexuality.
2nd June 2014
UK: Leeds rugby player faces probe over claims he called referee a ‘f**king f*g’ 10
8:48 PM — The Rugby Football League has launched a formal investigation into allegations that a Leeds player called a referee a "f**king f*g".
UN calls for an end to forced sterilisation of trans and intersex people 4
7:14 PM — The World Health Organisation has urged for an end to the forced sterilisation of transgender and intersex people around the globe.
Australian rules football player comes out: ‘I’m not sure if sports are ready for gay players’ 6
7:11 PM — An Australian rules footballer has come out as gay, admitting that he went off the idea of playing after he realised he is gay.
1st June 2014
UK: Two Royal Ballet dancers boycott Russia tour over anti-gay laws 11
7:55 PM — Two top dancers with the Royal Ballet have refused to take part in the company's tour of Russia due to its anti-gay laws.
31st May 2014
Athlete: I was expelled from Christian college for being openly gay 33
4:14 PM — A gay athlete is claiming he was expelled from a private Christian college because of his sexuality.