17th February 2014
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.
Obama applauds gay Missouri football player Michael Sam for coming out 2
2:20 PM — President Barack Obama has praised University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay ahead of a critical moment in his career.
15th February 2014
Anti-gay law doesn’t stop Grindr use from tripling at Sochi 10
10:25 AM — Use of the gay dating app Grindr has tripled in the Sochi areas, developers say, despite an anti-gay law which has caused an international outcry.
14th February 2014
England football captain: I won’t go to the Qatar World Cup, where gays are not accepted 10
7:20 PM — While the world watches Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the head of the England football team quietly said they would not attend Qatar where gay people are not welcome.
Michael Sam’s father: Anti-gay comments were ‘terribly misquoted’ 15
4:56 PM — Michael Sam's father has said that he was 'terribly misquoted' in a recent interview in which he made negative statements about his son's sexuality.
Russia blocked an Olympian’s website for ‘gay propaganda’ after seeing this picture 21
12:46 PM — Canadian bobsledder Justin Kripps' website has been blocked in Russia, after he posted a picture of his bobsled team in their pants.
13th February 2014
US Sochi delegation member Caitlin Cahow ‘humbled’ by experiences in Russia 20
7:32 PM — US Olympic ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow, who attended the Sochi Winter Olympics, has said that she experienced no issues when visiting Russia.
US Brewer to send ‘same-sex’ beer to Putin at the Sochi Olympics 1
5:43 PM — A brewer from the US state of Utah is to send a selection of its newly released "same-sex" beer to Russian President Vladimir Putin and organisers of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Video: Jimmy Kimmel hits back at Olympic lugers who complained about ‘gay’ ad 5
5:41 PM — Jimmy Kimmel has struck back at Olympic lugers who complained about an advert that said their sport was 'a little bit gay'.
I once used disgusting anti-gay language, admits former Professional Football Association chair 24
2:50 PM — Former Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke Carlisle says he’s ashamed for previously using homophobic language.
FA: We are making progress in tackling homophobia 4
1:05 PM — The Football Association says it’s making significant progress in tackling homophobia.
12th February 2014
This local TV host perfectly points out the hypocrisy of homophobia in sport 16
11:08 PM — A US local newscaster has pointed out the double standards that apply to acceptance in sports. He asks why it is that the public can accept convicted criminals but not gay people as top class sportsmen.
Video: ‘Russia declares anti-gay violence newest Olympic sport’ 11
7:19 PM — A new powerful video produced by the Russia Freedom Fund and Athlete Ally depicts violence against a gay couple as the newest Olympic sport.
Newcastle United ‘proudly supports’ Football v Homophobia campaign 2
6:59 PM — Newcastle United FC (NUFC) has announced that it is "proudly supporting" the Football v Homophobia (FvH) campaign, which aims to stamp out homophobic discrimination in the sport.
Sorry Putin, now a MARRIED LESBIAN has won a silver medal at Sochi 12
6:13 PM — To the probable dismay of President Putin, an Austrian lesbian ski-jumper has become the second openly LGBT person to win a medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
US: College wrestler suspended indefinitely over homophobic tweets about gay footballer Michael Sam 8
5:42 PM — A college wrestler in Ohio has been suspended indefinitely for making anti-gay comments about NFL hopeful Michael Sam.
NFL star: ‘Football is not ready’ for gay player Michael Sam 8
5:37 PM — Giants star Terrell Thomas has said that football 'isn't ready' for gay player Michael Sam.
Adidas: We can’t allow the word ‘gay’ on customisable trainers because of the ‘society we live in’ 11
4:17 PM — Adidas has confirmed that it will leave in place a ban on the word "gay", which prevents people from adding the word to its range of customised trainers.
11th February 2014
US radio host: It was ‘selfish’ of footballer Michael Sam to come out as gay 19
7:17 PM — NFL hopeful Michael Sam’s decision to come out as gay was “selfish” and of detriment to his team, talk radio host Michael Brown has said.