30th March 2013
Clare Balding: Fans of men’s football are ‘racist and homophobic’ 19
12:57 AM — Television sports presenter Clare Balding has hit out at men's football, has said its fans are "racist and homophobic", and that male footballers fake injuries, unlike their female counterparts.
29th March 2013
Gay former NFL player: No gay athlete should ‘feel alone’ in being gay
4:09 PM — Openly gay former NFL player Kwame Harris has opened up about being gay in the NFL, saying if he had the chance again he would hope to have "found the strength" to come out, and that he didn't want gay athletes to "feel alone".
Ex-Leeds player Robbie Rogers: There’s no way I could have stayed in football after coming out as gay 23
11:22 AM — Robbie Rogers has explained why coming out as gay meant he had to retire immediately as a professional footballer, saying: "I don't think I would have been able to go training the next day".
28th March 2013
US magazine editor: Gay NFL players should stay in the closet 33
7:06 PM — The editor of a Christian magazine has weighed into the debate over there being no openly gay US professional athletes, said that being gay is "clearly a sin", and that gay NFL players should not come out.
West Ham footballer Matt Jarvis: People ask my wife if I’m gay because of my Attitude magazine shoot 32
6:59 PM — West Ham footballer Matt Jarvis says posing topless for Attitude magazine has meant that people have asked his wife about his sexuality.
27th March 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo: A baseball player will come out of the closet before an NFL player
2:07 AM — Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo, has said that he thinks it is more likely that a baseball player will come out sooner than anyone in the NFL.
26th March 2013
US: Gay NFL player plans to come out and keep playing 2
1:26 PM — A gay US National Football League player has indicated he may publicly come out, and plans to continue playing.
25th March 2013
US: NFL players make final push for equal marriage: ‘why is common sense not enough?’ 5
12:26 PM — Players in the US National Football League (NFL) have been using their influence to speak out in favour of equal marriage, ahead of the Supreme Court taking on two cases around the issue this week.
21st March 2013
Study: 93% of football fans rate professional players by performance before sexuality 5
3:31 PM — A lecturer at Loughborough University has released results of a study into homophobia in football, which he says shows the majority of fans are tolerant of gay people and will even criticise anti-gay language.
19th March 2013
Study: Gay US student athletes twice as likely to get bullied compared to heterosexuals 2
5:49 PM — Gay student athletes are twice as likely to get bullied compared to their straight teammates, and one in four said they felt pressured to remain silent about their sexual identity, according to a new survey in the US.
18th March 2013
Trans woman golfer hopes to compete professionally at age 62 4
4:22 PM — A trans woman who overcame numerous obstacles on her way to accepting her gender identity says her next goal is to become the first trans woman to compete in the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
100 Crystal Palace fans shout homophobic abuse in street ahead of Brighton game 9
4:22 PM — Sussex Police has promised to trace several Crystal Palace fans following a spate of homophobic incidents during Sunday’s match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Sports minister Hugh Robertson pushes football clubs to ‘stamp out’ homophobia 4
3:45 PM — Minister for Sport Hugh Robertson, has urged professional football clubs to do more to tackle homophobia in sport, including taking on an anti-homophobia initiative, which a third of clubs have signed up to so far.
50,000 sign online anti-homophobia in football petition following Nigerian coach’s anti-gay remarks
1:14 PM — Nearly 50,000 people have signed a petition that calls on FIFA to take action against homophobia in football following the recent comments of a Nigerian women’s football coach.
16th March 2013
Anti-homophobia group works with baseball minor leagues following use of anti-gay slur
2:09 AM — The founder of an anti-homophobia sports organisation has spoken to the minor league teams of a baseball team involved in a controversy last year, when a player wore an anti-gay slur on his face.
13th March 2013
SNP’s LGBT group pushes minister to include LGBT people in Commonwealth charter 19
4:02 PM — The Scottish National Party's LGBT group has put pressure on Scotland's Minister for External Affairs to attempt to amend the recently signed Commonwealth charter, which protects against discrimination, but does not specifically mention LGBT people.
11th March 2013
Nigerian Football Federation says it hasn’t banned lesbians from professional football 1
3:05 PM — The Nigerian Football Federation says lesbians have not been banned from playing in the West African country following recent reports.
7th March 2013
US: Professional mixed martial arts fighter forced to come out as trans woman 7
5:40 PM — A professional mix martial arts fighter has been forced out of the closet as a transsexual.
FIFA investigates claims that lesbians have been banned from playing professional football in Nigeria 9
2:15 PM — Following the comments of the chair of the Nigeria Women Football League, FIFA has written to the Nigerian Football Association over reports that lesbians have been banned from football in the west African country.
5th March 2013
US: NFL footballer Tim Tebow now to speak at anti-gay Christian university 10
6:16 PM — NFL footballer Tim Tebow, who pulled out of speaking at a controversially anti-gay Dallas megachurch last week, is set to give a speech at a private university, spokespeople for which have expressed anti-gay views.