22nd August 2014
Malky Mackay admits sending racist and homophobic text messages was ‘unacceptable’ 1
6:57 PM — Football manager Malky Mackay has admitted sending offensive text messages, and has said he thinks it is "completely unacceptable."
Harry Redknapp: Malky Mackay made a mistake with homophobic texts but ‘hasn’t murdered anyone’ 15
12:59 PM — Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has defended a football manager who is being investigated by the FA for allegedly sending a string of racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
Football managers association apologises for labelling homophobic texts as ‘banter’ 27
12:07 PM — The League Managers' Association (LMA) has apologised for a statement it released which referred to allegations of racism, homophobia and sexism as "friendly text message banter".
21st August 2014
Football manager vows to fight ‘shocking’ allegations of homophobia 2
6:48 PM — Football manager Malky Mackay has responded to allegations that he was involved in the sending of homophobic, racist and sexist texts, to say he will defend himself against accusations made against him.
FA to investigate football bosses accused of sending homophobic texts 3
12:57 PM — A football manager who had been a favourite to take over at Crystal Palace is now being investigated by the FA for allegedly sending a string of racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
20th August 2014
Minnesota Vikings to introduce zero tolerance for homophobia policy 4
3:44 PM — The Minnesota Vikings NFL team will implement a zero tolerance policy for homophobia, as part of a legal settlement with former player Chris Kluwe.
18th August 2014
Argentinian Football Association pledges support to gay football squad 1
6:38 PM — The Argentinian Football Association has committed its support to the gay football team chosen to represent the country at the next Gay Games.
US: Basketball star Brittney Griner proposes to girlfriend
4:24 PM — Basketball star Brittney Griner and girlfriend Glory Johnson recently became engaged to be married.
17th August 2014
Lib Dem minister: We need zero tolerance for homophobia in football 7
2:08 PM — Liberal Democrat minister Stephen Williams has called for a zero tolerance approach to homophobia in football.
16th August 2014
Chris Kluwe announces settlement in homophobic remarks lawsuit 3
5:00 PM — Former Minnesota Vikings NFL player Chris Kluwe on Friday announced that he had reached a settlement with the team after he alleged a coach made homophobic remarks.
15th August 2014
West Ham bosses urge fans not to use homophobic chants at Premier League games 4
5:51 PM — A co-chair and a shareholder of West Ham football club have urged fans to avoid using homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs at Premier League matches.
Kellie Maloney: I’m not homophobic, but I don’t think same-sex couples should have children 166
4:22 PM — Transgender boxing promoter Kellie Maloney says she "still" doesn't think gay couples should raise children, but denies being homophobic.
First out NBA player Jason Collins considering retirement 2
11:39 AM — Jason Collins, the first out NBA player, has revealed he is considering retiring from the sport.
99-year-old woman sets 100m sprint world record at Gay Games 4
10:58 AM — A 99-year-old woman has set a 100 metre sprint world record at the Gay Games in Cleveland.
14th August 2014
US: American Football player announces he is gay 4
2:55 PM — Arizona State University offensive lineman Edward Sarafin is the first active Division I Football player to come out as gay
13th August 2014
US radio host: The Gay Games tries to ‘disguise the truth’ about homosexuality 10
6:33 PM — A US radio host has taken aim at the Gay Games, currently taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, saying that it "tries to disguise the truth" that gay people are at higher health risks than straight people.
NFL warns all players of zero tolerance for homophobic abuse
1:14 PM — The NFL has warned all players that it will take a zero tolerance approach to homophobic slurs and anti-gay abuse.
12th August 2014
Trans boxing promoter Kellie Maloney: I might return to boxing to show everyone I can 8
11:21 AM — Legendary boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, who recently came out as a transgender woman, has said that she is considering returning to boxing.
11th August 2014
New Zealand speed skater reveals engagement at Gay Games 7
7:21 PM — New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup has revealed that he is engaged, a day after carrying the torch at the Gay Games Opening Ceremony.
Video: President Obama makes welcome address at 9th Gay Games 4
5:01 PM — President Obama has made a welcome address by video at the 9th annual gay games in Cleveland Ohio.