8th July 2014
Former NFL player comes out, cites Jason Collins and Michael Sam as inspiration
4:10 PM — A former NFL player has come out as gay, citing “athletes like Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Brian Sims” for giving him the strength to accept his sexuality alongside his identity as an athlete.
7th July 2014
Priest: World Cup is a ‘homosexual abomination’ because players wear gay shoes 69
5:53 PM — A Russian Orthodox Priest has claimed that the World Cup is an abomination because players wear brightly-coloured shoes.
Documentary about gay athletes secretly filmed at Sochi Olympics 8
5:25 PM — A documentary about the lives of gay athletes was secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, it has been revealed.
Canada: Ice hockey player arrested for grabbing policeman’s bum 10
3:15 PM — A Canadian ice hockey star has apologised, after he was arrested for grabbing a policeman's bum.
6th July 2014
Legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe to address sexuality in Parkinson interview 44
1:28 PM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe will address his sexuality in an interview with Michael Parkinson next week.
Australian gay rugby team wins first professional match 10
1:07 PM — The Sydney Convicts have made history, becoming the first ever gay rugby team to win a professional-level match.
5th July 2014
Australia: Football club endorses marriage equality campaign 2
1:48 PM — An Australian rules football club has backed a campaign for marriage equality.
Swedish Ice Hockey team unveils new Pride-themed kit 2
11:26 AM — A Swedish Ice Hockey team has unveiled a new rainbow-themed kit.
4th July 2014
Football v Homophobia tournament to take place at University of Nottingham 1
4:33 PM — This Saturday will see 20 teams meet for the annual Football vs Homophobia tournament at the University of Nottingham.
3rd July 2014
FIFA criticised by its anti-discrimination chief for no action against homophobic World Cup chants 8
6:46 PM — FIFA's anti-discrimination boss has criticised its lack of action against homophobic chants at World Cup matches.
Australian rugby team to make history as first gay team to play professional match 4
4:21 PM — The Sydney Convicts will make history as the first gay rugby team to play at professional level this weekend.
1st July 2014
Brazil: World Cup protesters mark Stonewall riots anniversary
4:43 PM — Thousands of protesters marched through Rio De Janeiro on Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
30th June 2014
Television network Univision criticises use of homophobic language at World Cup
6:07 PM — Spanish language television network Univision has made its stance against homophobic language being used at World Cup matches clear.
Anti-gay slurs broadcast again as Mexico knocked out of World Cup 12
12:42 PM — Anti-gay slurs were broadcast yet again during Mexico's World Cup match against the Netherlands, as the team were finally knocked out of the tournament.
27th June 2014
Sweden: Hockey team to support LGBT community with rainbow coloured jerseys next season 3
5:26 PM — Swedish hockey team Kiruna IF announce their plan to don new rainbow jerseys in the 2014/15 season in support of the global LGBT community.
26th June 2014
Tom Daley backs Pride in London with #FreedomTo message
10:53 AM — Olympic diver Tom Daley is the latest celebrity to back Pride in London with a show of support.
25th June 2014
Jason Collins: It’s absolutely insane that being gay is still criminalised in some countries 1
8:50 PM — Gay NBA player Jason Collins has said in a video for the United Nations that it is "absolutely insane" that being gay is still criminalised in some countries.
Tom Daley’s Splash! axed by ITV 8
2:23 PM — The celebrity diving reality show Splash, featuring Tom Daley as a coach, has been axed after ratings took a nosedive.
Anti-gay slurs ‘still clearly audible’ during Mexico World Cup match 7
1:55 PM — Anti-gay slurs could be heard during Mexico's World Cup match against Croatia, despite broadcasters pledging to mute the crowd audio.
24th June 2014
US: Basketball boss tackles homophobia in sports at California Assembly
1:09 PM — An openly gay NBA boss has spoken at a debate about tackling homophobic discrimination in sport.