17th December 2012
Russian football fan club: Please, no gay or black players in our team 20
12:35 PM — A group representing the supporters of a Russian football team say they don’t want gay or black players in their team – but deny it’s got anything to do with bigotry.
13th December 2012
Laurence Watts’ 10 gay news events predictions for 2013 30
10:32 AM — Laurence Watts has unveiled his top ten LGBT predictions for 2013 - how many of them do you think will happen?
9th December 2012
Swedish football team sacks its entire first squad for homophobic abuse 15
3:26 AM — A Swedish football team has sacked its entire first squad for chanting homophobic slurs at a rival team, made up mainly of LGBT people, and encouraging fans to do the same.
6th December 2012
Football needs a gay ‘champion’ says rugby referee Nigel Owens 4
5:15 PM — Rugby referee Nigel Owens is backing a campaign to tackle homophobic attitudes in sport and says football would benefit from having a gay “champion” in the same way Gareth Thomas took up the mantle for rugby.
5th December 2012
Gay football group criticise Daily Mail over Joey Barton article 17
8:29 PM — The Gay Football Supporters Network (GSFN) has criticised the Daily Mail for publishing an article suggesting footballer Joey Barton would make a suitable “gay hero” for the sport, because it trivialises the debate about homophobia in football.
Joey Barton threatens to sue Daily Mail over ‘gay hero’ article 61
4:05 PM — Footballer Joey Barton says he may sue the Daily Mail newspaper after it published an article that suggested he should become football’s “gay hero”.
3rd December 2012
Olympic gymnast Louis Smith: ‘I’m a bit of a gay icon’ 75
10:20 AM — Since taking to the floor on Strictly Come Dancing Olympic gymnast Louis Smith says he’s become a gay icon.
1st December 2012
US: University volleyball coach says he was sacked for being gay, will sue if not reinstated 7
2:21 AM — A former university women's volleyball coach who was sacked in November, said his department's decision was based on the fact that he is gay.
30th November 2012
Liverpool footballer Suso brands teammate ‘gay’ for having teeth whitened 24
4:07 PM — Liverpool footballer Suso has described his fellow teammate Jose Enrique as “gay” after he was pictured having his teeth whitened.
Gareth Southgate: Gay footballers ‘would be accepted’ in the dressing room 23
1:20 PM — Former England international Gareth Southgate believes footballers are ready to accept gay players in the dressing room.
28th November 2012
Wales: Footballer fined £500 for anti-gay Tom Daley tweet 12
1:17 PM — A Welsh footballer has been fined £500 and handed a one-match suspension for sending an abusive message to Olympic diver Tom Daley on Twitter.
27th November 2012
NFL player: “Saying faggot doesn’t make me a homophobe, it’s just a word” 72
6:19 PM — An American football player in Ohio has apologised after using the word “faggot” on Twitter.
26th November 2012
Manchester United’s Anders Lindegaard: Gay people need an out football star 14
2:11 PM — The Manchester United player Anders Lindegaard has called on closeted gay football players to come out because “gay people need a hero”.
23rd November 2012
Scottish footballer who called bar staff ‘poofs’ fined £800 14
7:24 PM — A Scottish footballer charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh has been fined £800.
21st November 2012
Interview: Matthew Mitcham on addiction, depression and ‘openly gay’ Olympic Gold. 12
10:33 AM — Laurence Watts talks to Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham, one of the world’s most high-profile gay sports stars, in an interview for PinkNews.co.uk
20th November 2012
UK: Transgender victims remembered in day of action 4
10:21 AM — Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is taking place today and is being supported by the TUC and other organisations.
14th November 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo thanked by rival NFL players for his support of equal marriage
1:01 AM — NFL player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, said he was congratulated by members of a rival team, during a match on Sunday, for his advocacy of equal rights, in particular his efforts in the recent battle over equal marriage.
12th November 2012
Ex-footballer: Gay rumours ‘hurt’ my career 16
5:56 PM — Ian Bishop, a former footballer who played for Everton and Manchester City, says gossip about his sexuality may have undermined his chances of being selected to play for his country at the top level.
US: Soccer player fined, suspended, and given sensitivity training for using gay slur 10
1:28 AM — The highest level governing body in US soccer has punished a player who used a gay slur against another player during a match on Thursday.
9th November 2012
London: LGBT community urged to try Ju-jitsu 4
5:53 PM — Have you ever thought of trying out martial arts but didn’t know where to begin? Why not check out the LGBT Ishigaki Ju-jitsu Club, which has groups in both London and Brighton. Rory Desch, from Out for Sport, profiles one of its members.