26th February 2014
Michael Sam tells Republican lobbyist he’d need a time machine to get rid of gays in the NFL 1
5:06 PM — Responding to a Republican lobbyist who suggested that gays should be banned from the NFL, Michael Sam told him just what he'd need to do it.
Bomb threat interrupts gay olympics in Moscow 2
4:55 PM — Just days after the end of the Sochi Winter Olympics, gay rights groups found their 'Open Olympics' in Moscow disturbed by a bomb threat.
Republican lobbyist loses clients over wanting to ban openly gay NFL players 7
3:42 PM — A Republican lobbyist who called for openly gay NFL players to be banned because of shower situations has begun to lose clients.
Jason Collins’ shirt commemorating murdered gay teen tops sales in NBA online store 6
1:02 PM — Openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has made the decision to wear the number 98 shirt for his new team in commemoration of murdered gay teenager Matthew Shepard.
25th February 2014
Arizona may lose 2015 Super Bowl if bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination becomes law 13
7:36 PM — The US state of Arizona could run the risk of losing the Super Bowl if a law is enacted to allow business owners to legally discriminate against gay people.
Republican wants to ban openly gay NFL players because of showering situation 31
7:28 PM — A Republican lobbyist is in favour of banning openly gay players from America's National Football League.
24th February 2014
Gay NFL star dies after battle with pneumonia 3
6:21 PM — Roy Simmons, the second retired former NFL player to come out as gay and the first player ever to come out publicly as being HIV positive, has died at the age of 57.
Pride House confirmed for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 3
2:51 PM — Ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow organisers have announced a Pride House event for LGBT athletes and fans.
23rd February 2014
Jason Collins signs deal to become first openly-gay, active NBA player 7
8:56 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins on Sunday evening signed a deal to officially become the first openly-gay active player in the NBA.
22nd February 2014
NFL hopeful Michael Sam: I’m just a football player, not a ‘gay football player’ 16
10:21 PM — The NFL hopeful who looks set to be the first openly gay player to be drafted into a professional team this year said he hopes to be seen for his abilities, not his sexuality.
21st February 2014
US: Former Dallas Cowboys player Greg Ellis would be ‘uncomfortable’ with a gay teammate 13
4:22 PM — Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis spoke recently on the topic of NFL's Michael Sam's coming out, saying he would feel "uncomfortable" with a gay teammate.
UK: Equalities Minister criticised for suggesting women take up ‘feminine’ sports 11
2:19 PM — Helen Grant has been criticised for suggesting women should be encouraged to take up "feminine" sports like cheerleading and ballet.
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 40
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.
19th February 2014
Justin Fashanu would have been 53 today 4
5:21 PM — Norwich Football Club has paid tribute to the late gay footballer Justin Fashanu on what would have been his 53rd birthday.
Video: Pussy Riot whipped and beaten by Cossack militia for attempted Sochi performance 33
5:17 PM — A video has emerged which shows members of punk band Pussy Riot being whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia after they attempted a performance under a sign advertising the Sochi Winter Olympics.
18th February 2014
Rugby star apologises for ‘faggot’ joke 25
6:40 PM — Welsh rugby union player Tom Isaacs has apologised after saying a rugby analyst looked “like a faggot”.
17th February 2014
Former rugby player apologises ‘profusely’ for saying gays have ‘very little interest’ in sport 19
7:43 PM — An Irish rugby player who caused controversy by saying that gay people had "very little interest" in sport has apologised.
Poll: 76% of NFL players ‘comfortable’ in showering around a gay teammate 9
5:42 PM — A poll by ESPN claims 86% of NFL players surveyed would accept having an openly gay teammate - and that 76% would be comfortable showering around them.
Former rugby player: Gays have ‘very little’ interest in sport, just like I’m not interested in ballet 23
5:12 PM — A former international Irish rugby player has caused controversy by claiming that gay people have "very little" interest in sport.