1st August 2014
Matthew Mitcham wins silver medal at Commonwealth Games
5:59 PM — Out Australian diving Matthew Mitcham has won a second silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.
US: NFL player disciplined for homophobic tweet has ‘learned’ from sensitivity training 2
3:04 PM — Don Jones, the Miami Dolphins player sent to sensitivity training about a homophobic tweet about Michael Sam's televised gay kiss, has said he is happy that the experience has taught him more about respect and tolerance.
31st July 2014
US: Chicago White Sox LGBT event causes some fans to call for a boycott 9
7:54 PM — A Chicago White Sox event intended to encourage LGBT fans to attend a White Sox baseball game next month has lead some fans to say they would boycott the game and the team.
Tom Daley: Coming out has been a ‘massive weight’ off my shoulders 13
2:24 PM — Tom Daley has once again thanked his fans for showing him support over his decision to come out and has dismissed suggestions of pending retirement.
First trans football player: FIFA’s lack of trans guidelines is unfair
12:19 PM — The first transgender football player to be recognised by FIFA has spoken out about the governing body’s lack of guidelines for trans people.
30th July 2014
Zambian vice president dismisses same-sex marriage question: ‘We care more about education’ 19
11:45 AM — The vice president of Zambia has dismissed a question of same-sex marriage during a visit to his roots in Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
29th July 2014
US: UFC fighter shows support for gay rights with “Legalize Gay” underpants 2
4:30 PM — UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury showed his support for gay rights during his weigh-in this past weekend.
28th July 2014
Government launches ‘Scotland believes in equality’ campaign 22
3:21 PM — The Scottish Government has launched a new campaign to promote LGBT equality.
27th July 2014
Alex Salmond: Scotland will not tolerate discrimination, we celebrate diversity 5
8:26 PM — Following calls to speak out in support of the LGBT community at the Commonwealth Games, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has sent a strong message of equality.
26th July 2014
US: New York LGBT group attacks Giants for hiring former NOM spokesman as coach 4
2:25 PM — An LGBT group has attacked the New York Giants, for hiring a former National Organisation for Marriage spokesperson as a coach.
25th July 2014
The Warwick rowers are back, still naked, and still fighting homophobia 14
6:53 PM — The Warwick rowing team is back with a new naked calendar, and are more committed than ever to promoting tolerance and equality.
Super Bowl Legend who said gay marriage would cause ‘anarchy’: I would support any gay player on my team 1
5:11 PM — A former NFL player and Giants' director of player development David Tyree, has said he would "absolutely support any player who identified as gay, in any way I could."
St Louis Rams coach: Michael Sam is not a ‘distraction’
4:15 PM — St Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has dismissed claims that Michael Sam's sexuality is a "distraction" for the team.
US: AFA president upset Michael Sam will see ‘naked beefcakes’ in the shower 51
3:37 PM — The American Family Association president is upset that Michael Sam will see naked "beefcakes" in the shower.
John Barrowman: People who criticised me for Commonwealth gay kiss are ‘bitter and nasty’ 27
2:04 PM — John Barrowman has responded to criticism of his Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss, to say those who reacted negatively are "bitter" and "nasty."
Scottish government to fly Pride flag for Commonwealth Games 9
1:57 PM — The Scottish government is to fly a rainbow flag from its headquarters for the duration of the Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games: Ugandan coach praises Barrowman gay kiss 8
1:20 PM — A Ugandan coach at the Commonwealth Games has praised a gay kiss during the opening ceremony.
24th July 2014
British Athletes Commission promises to improve support for LGBT sportspeople
6:24 PM — The British Athletes Commission (BAC), the members’ association for the UK’s professional athletes, has pledged to ensure it is providing enough support for LGBT sportspeople. After the end of the Commonwealth Games in August, the BAC and Pride Sports, an organisation which aims to end homophobia in UK sport, will hold a consultation with LGBT […]
Commonwealth Games organisers: Barrowman gay kiss was scripted to promote equality 11
1:20 PM — The organisers of the Commonwealth Games have revealed that John Barrowman's surprise gay kiss in last night's opening ceremony was planned well in advance.
Tom Daley: I’m not retiring from diving, I’ll be at Rio 9
12:04 PM — Tom Daley has denied claims that he will retire from diving after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.