18th November 2013
Russian Sports Minister: Authorities should have waited a little before passing anti-gay law 13
3:43 PM — The Russian Sports Minister has again spoken in defence of an anti-gay law passed earlier this year, this time to say that the law may have caused so much controversy because of its timing, rather than its contents.
7th November 2013
United Nations calls for international truce during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics 10
2:19 PM — The General Assembly of the United Nations has called for an international truce during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
IOC President tells UN: ‘I oppose any type of boycott of the Winter Olympics’ 18
11:07 AM — The President of the International Olympic Committee has once again dismissed calls for a boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics because of Russia’s anti-gay laws during a United Nations debate.
6th November 2013
US: Former school football coach says he lost his job because he was gay 4
3:53 PM — A former football coach for a school in California has said he was harassed and fired from his job because he was gay.
5th November 2013
All Out releases pro-LGBT Russian Winter Olympics video 5
1:16 PM — A new video is seeking to raise awareness of Russia’s anti-gay propaganda laws by asking what would happen if a gay athlete wins gold at next year’s Winter Olympics.
2nd November 2013
Australia: Boxer criticised for suggesting people from Aboriginal origin can’t be gay 28
5:28 PM — A boxer in Australia has found himself at the receiving end of criticism as he made comments on Facebook which suggested that Aboriginal culture and homosexuality are mutually exclusive.
1st November 2013
Nike donates $200,000 towards ending homophobia in sports 2
3:42 PM — The world's largest sporting apparel company Nike, pledged to donate all proceeds from a special line of gear towards LGBT equality in sports, and has now donated $200,000 to an LGBT sporting charity.
31st October 2013
Olympic diver Jack Laugher: I wouldn’t mind being an openly gay diver 7
1:41 PM — British diver Jack Laugher says he wouldn't have a problem being a gay athlete and that “everyone should feel comfortable to be gay”.
29th October 2013
Video: Rugby star Ben Cohen strips down in shower for anti-bullying charity calendar 8
2:14 PM — Rugby star Ben Cohen has stripped down for his StandUp Foundation's 2014 charity calendar. The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation aims to tackle bullying and homophobia.
Russia: Group plans to hold gay-inclusive ‘open games’ just after Sochi Winter Olympics 5
2:03 PM — A group in Russia has announced plans to hold a "gay games" in Moscow just days after the Winter Olympics take place in Sochi in February 2014.
28th October 2013
NFL player made to apologise for anti-gay slur on live radio 3
5:59 PM — A former NFL player has come under heavy criticism, and was made to apologise live on air on a radio station, after he used a homophobic slur to describe a fellow former player.
Putin: Olympic athletes will feel ‘comfortable regardless of sexual orientation’ 19
3:34 PM — President Vladimir Putin has once again moved to dismiss concerns about LGBT athletes attending the Winter Olympics in light of Russia’s anti-gay laws.
22nd October 2013
Video: Robbie Rogers says he was ‘consumed by fear’ before coming out
2:57 PM — Soccer player Robbie Rogers and basketball player Jason Collins took to the stage at the GLSEN Respect Awards on Friday and spoke of their individual coming out stories from earlier this year.
21st October 2013
Ultimate Fighting Championship teams up with HIV awareness charity
7:59 PM — The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Souther Nevada (The Center), have teamed up to raise awareness of HIV for people under 30.
19th October 2013
New Zealand diplomat to protect LGBT athletes at Russian Winter Olympics 13
4:25 PM — A Diplomat has been tasked with protecting LGBT New Zealanders during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
18th October 2013
David Haye says boxer Tyson Fury went ‘too far’ with his anti-gay tweets 6
1:44 PM — David Haye has criticised fellow British boxer Tyson Fury who last week made a series of homophobic tweets.
16th October 2013
UK: Gay Paralympic athlete prepared to risk prison by speaking out against Russia’s anti-gay laws 5
12:00 PM — Para-equestrian rider Lee Pearson has said he will speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws during the Russian Winter Games in Sochi.
15th October 2013
Speedo-clad Olympic diver Chris Mears takes to the decks for cruise liner magazine launch
7:11 PM — Olympian Chris Mears appeared in his speedos at the launch party for two new on-board magazines for Cunard and P&O Cruises respectively, which took place at the Haymarket Hotel.
Rugby star Gareth Thomas announces book deal
3:20 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas has announced a deal to write his memoirs with the publisher Ebury Press.
10th October 2013
AFC Wimbledon joins Football Fans against Homophobia campaign 2
7:22 PM — AFC Wimbledon has become the first football club in Britain to join the Football Fans against Homophobia campaign, which aims to take a stand against discrimination in football.