23rd February 2014
Jason Collins signs deal to become first openly-gay, active NBA player 7
8:56 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins on Sunday evening signed a deal to officially become the first openly-gay active player in the NBA.
22nd February 2014
NFL hopeful Michael Sam: I’m just a football player, not a ‘gay football player’ 16
10:21 PM — The NFL hopeful who looks set to be the first openly gay player to be drafted into a professional team this year said he hopes to be seen for his abilities, not his sexuality.
21st February 2014
US: Former Dallas Cowboys player Greg Ellis would be ‘uncomfortable’ with a gay teammate 13
4:22 PM — Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis spoke recently on the topic of NFL's Michael Sam's coming out, saying he would feel "uncomfortable" with a gay teammate.
UK: Equalities Minister criticised for suggesting women take up ‘feminine’ sports 11
2:19 PM — Helen Grant has been criticised for suggesting women should be encouraged to take up "feminine" sports like cheerleading and ballet.
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 40
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.
19th February 2014
Justin Fashanu would have been 53 today 4
5:21 PM — Norwich Football Club has paid tribute to the late gay footballer Justin Fashanu on what would have been his 53rd birthday.
Video: Pussy Riot whipped and beaten by Cossack militia for attempted Sochi performance 31
5:17 PM — A video has emerged which shows members of punk band Pussy Riot being whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia after they attempted a performance under a sign advertising the Sochi Winter Olympics.
18th February 2014
Rugby star apologises for ‘faggot’ joke 25
6:40 PM — Welsh rugby union player Tom Isaacs has apologised after saying a rugby analyst looked “like a faggot”.
17th February 2014
Former rugby player apologises ‘profusely’ for saying gays have ‘very little interest’ in sport 19
7:43 PM — An Irish rugby player who caused controversy by saying that gay people had "very little interest" in sport has apologised.
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'.