12th September 2014
Demand for Rainbow Laces passes 100,000 4
5:14 PM — With just over 48 hours to go until the football fixtures will kick off this weekend, the demand for rainbow laces had passed 100,000 requests.
New Zealand: Straight men marry eachother for rugby tickets 7
1:34 PM — Two straight men have legally married in exchange for rugby tickets, as part of a radio stunt.
Ian Thorpe denies he is dating Ricky Martin 4
12:26 PM — Ian Thorpe has denied rumours that he is dating singer Ricky Martin.
11th September 2014
Transport for London to install Arsenal’s first ever rainbow crossing 1
4:42 PM — Arsenal Underground station is set to get its first ever rainbow crossing, in support of Rainbow Laces 2014.
Arsenal boss: Football trailing behind rest of society in tackling homophobia 7
3:26 PM — Arsene Wenger concedes there is plenty of hard work to do if homophobia is to be reduced in football.
10th September 2014
Rainbow laces sent to ‘hate-filled vermin’ Westboro Baptist Church 6
7:55 PM — The Rainbow Laces Campaign has sent a pair of laces - and a sharply worded letter - to the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
Casey Stoney: I can understand the fears of footballers who don’t come out 4
7:44 PM — Former England women's captain Casey Stoney has said that she understands why no male football players have come out.
NYC pastor: Michael Sam could marry a 9-year-old boy 37
4:39 PM — A New York pastor has warned that openly gay NFL star Michael Sam could marry a 9-year-old boy.
Australian Football League to ‘reassess’ Brunei sponsorship over stone-the-gays law 3
1:40 PM — The Australian Football League (AFL) is "reassessing" a sponsorship deal with Royal Brunei Airlines following a global boycott of the country over a law which allows gay people to be stoned to death.
8th September 2014
Joey Barton: I don’t know if a football player will come out soon 9
12:04 PM — Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton says he doesn't know whether a football player would feel safe enough to come out as gay.
7th September 2014
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova proposes to girlfriend at US Open 1
11:47 AM — Tennis champion Martina Navratilova has proposed to her long-term partner during a game at the US Open.
6th September 2014
Billie Jean King: Sexuality is still an issue for athletes 1
11:21 AM — Tennis legend Billie Jean King has warned that sexuality is still an issue for athletes.
5th September 2014
Watch: Arsenal stars back rainbow laces in new ad 11
5:30 PM — FA Cup winners Arsenal have made a video to back Stonewall's rainbow laces campaign.
Equalities minister Nicky Morgan urges football clubs to support rainbow laces 11
4:58 PM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has said urged football clubs to show their support for Stonewall's rainbow laces campaign.
Gloria De Piero: I hope rainbow laces will show that there is no place in football for homophobia 5
11:20 AM — Labour's shadow minister for women and equalities Gloria De Piero writes for PinkNews on the return of Stonewall's rainbow laces campaign, saying football is a family sport, and that there should be no place for homophobia.
Stonewall sends rainbow laces to every Premier League footballer to tackle homophobia 12
11:05 AM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has sent rainbow laces to every premiership footballer and professional club in Britain in support of gay players and fans.
4th September 2014
Sky Sports reporter finds support in footballers after coming out as gay 29
11:11 AM — A Sky Sports reporter has said he has received messages of support from many footballers and managers after coming out as gay in a magazine interview.
3rd September 2014
Leeds Rhinos exec claims homophobic slur investigation is a ‘witch hunt’ 16
7:40 PM — A Leeds Rhinos exec has claimed that a second investigation into the alleged use of homophobic slurs by one of his players is a "witch hunt".
US: Michael Sam signed to Dallas Cowboys 8
5:30 PM — Out NFL player Michael Sam has been signed to the practice team of the Dallas Cowboys.
2nd September 2014
US: Michael Sam reportedly in talks to join the Dallas Cowboys 7
11:12 PM — Openly gay football player Michael Sam could be joining the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.