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.
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.