16th December 2014
US swimming star comes out as gay: ‘I have accepted who I am’ 25
12:09 PM — A US swimming champion has come out as gay, describing himself as the "king of the double life", but saying "I have come to accept who I am".
15th December 2014
Mail criticises Nicky Morgan for meeting naked rowers at PinkNews Awards 14
4:03 PM — Nicky Morgan has been criticised by the Daily Mail for attending the PinkNews Awards 2014 and presenting an award to the Warwick Rowers.
Meet the gay football team stripping off for good causes 24
3:31 PM — Meet the Yorkshire Terriers, a gay football team to become the latest to strip off in a bid to raise funds for charity.
14th December 2014
Oprah Winfrey to interview gay NFL star Michael Sam this month 2
4:54 PM — Oprah Winfrey is set to interview gay American football star Michael Sam later this month.
Gay skier: Olympic committee ‘didn’t stand up for human rights’ at Sochi Olympics 10
1:46 PM — Openly gay skier Anja Paerson has claimed the International Olympic Committee failed to stand up for human rights when it allowed the Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.
8th December 2014
Olympic Charter adds protection for LGB athletes after Sochi Olympics 14
3:58 PM — The Olympic Charter has been amended to explicitly safeguard lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, after concerns about homophobia at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Footballer abandons appeal against ‘homophobic gesture’ conviction 2
12:58 PM — A former Blackburn Rovers player has abandoned his appeal against a conviction for making a homophobic gesture while playing against Brighton.
6th December 2014
Canada: Olympic figure skater comes out as gay 7
4:05 PM — An Olympic silver medallist figure skater has come out as gay.
5th December 2014
US: Minnesota approves transgender sport policy despite hate group’s ad campaign 3
5:15 PM — Minnesota's high school sports body has passed a transgender-friendly policy, despite a campaign against it.
Baseball player calls reporter a ‘prick’ for asking why he opposes equal marriage 29
3:47 PM — Baseball player Torii Hunter - who has recorded political adverts opposing same-sex marriage - labelled a reporter a "prick" for asking about them.
Michael Sam kisses his boyfriend as he collects GQ Man of the Year Award 1
10:33 AM — The first openly gay player in the NFL was last night honoured with the GQ Man of the Year Award, and celebrated by kissing his boyfriend.
3rd December 2014
Watch: Tom Daley trains as synchronised swimmer after sport opens to men 9
1:02 PM — Tom Daley is training in synchronised swimming - after the sport opened up to men for the first time.
2nd December 2014
US: Major League Baseball umpire comes out as gay 2
5:53 PM — A Major League Baseball umpire has come out as gay and continued umpiring becoming the first active, out gay umpire in the sport.
Football pundit Stan Collymore slammed for ‘homophobic’ tweet 31
9:55 AM — Former footballer turned pundit Stan Collymore has been criticised by anti-homophobia groups for a tweet in which he used the word "fairies" to describe players who dive.
1st December 2014
US: Minnesota newspaper runs anti-transgender ad from listed hate group 21
6:29 PM — A Minnesota newspaper has run a second full-page advert from a listed hate group, attacking rights for transgender people.
29th November 2014
Gay rugby referee Nigel Owens welcomes ban for fans who yelled homophobic abuse 7
12:13 PM — Rugby referee Nigel Owens has welcomed a ban for two fans who reportedly yelled homophobic abuse at him.
28th November 2014
Two fans banned from all Twickenham rugby matches over homophobic abuse 4
6:02 PM — Following an investigation into homophobia, two fans have been banned from all rugby matches at Twickenham.
25th November 2014
FA launches new guidelines for trans players
11:49 AM — The FA has launched a new policy on transgender people playing football.
Robbie Rogers: I thought there would be more of a chain reaction when I came out as gay 15
11:47 AM — Former Leeds footballer Robbie Rogers was surprised his coming out did not lead to other sportspeople doing the same.
24th November 2014
NFL star Michael Sam: I regret coming out publicly 10
1:21 PM — Out NFL star Michael Sam has spoken of his regrets about the way he came out.