26th July 2012
Comment: Sport and spectacle – the queer side of the Olympics 9
12:47 PM — Gregory Woods examines some notable opening and closing ceremonies from Olympics past and reasons that there is 'something distinctly queer' about the Games.
24th July 2012
Hate crime vigils organiser brings Olympic torch to Soho 6
3:30 PM — The organiser of the 17-24-30 hate crime vigils paused with his Olympic torch in Soho yesterday to remember victims of anti-gay crimes after running in the official relay in south London.
22nd July 2012
Tabloid claims global Grindr outage caused by overactive Olympic athletes 31
1:53 PM — The arrival of thousands of athletes and their national support staff caused the gay networking app Grindr to crash a British tabloid newspaper claims.
20th July 2012
Protest planned over anti-gay Olympic states 19
5:28 PM — A protest is being planned outside an International Olympic Committee meeting this weekend to petition it to disqualify states which discriminate against citizens on the grounds of sexual orientation in sport.
Footballer Antonio Cassano fined €15,000 after hoping for ‘no gays on Italy squad’ 25
4:08 PM — Italian striker Antonio Cassano has been fined €15,000 for anti-gay comments he made in the run-up to the Euro 2012 championships.
Gay rugby club chair joins Olympic torch relay in London this weekend
12:51 PM — The chairman of the London inclusive gay rugby club the King's Cross Steelers will carry the Olympic torch this weekend.
19th July 2012
14 openly gay and lesbian athletes to compete in London Olympics 47
11:29 PM — At least 14 out gay and lesbian athletes will be competing in London's Olympic Games. According to OutSports.com, which published the list, statistics suggest that there are many more gay or lesbian competitors.
EU backs exhibition at new Pride House for London Olympics 1
5:29 PM — The European Union has pledged financial support for an exhibition on pioneering gay sport figures at the newly-resurrected Pride House 2012.
Man donates Olympic torch for anti-homophobia theatre workshops 2
3:14 PM — An Olympic torch-bearer from Oldham has donated his torch to the gay Pink Triangle Theatre he co-founded for use in its workshops tackling homophobia in schools.
18th July 2012
Letter demands anti-gay state ultimatum before Olympics 30
1:46 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has renewed calls for Olympic chiefs to ban anti-gay nations from the London Games and enforce the Olympic Charter by offering visiting nations the chance to renounce discrimination.
16th July 2012
Australian Olympic athlete in anti-straight room discrimination claim 38
2:26 PM — An Australian gunman competing at the London Olympics has said it is 'stupid' he and his wife are not allowed to share a room while 'tons of gay couples' representing Australia can.
13th July 2012
New Pride House launched for London Olympics 55
12:43 PM — A new Pride House festival has been launched for the London Olympics at the last minute after a lack of sponsorship meant the original event was cancelled.
12th July 2012
Call to ban anti-gay countries from London Olympics 134
3:03 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is calling on the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to ban anti-gay countries from the events this summer.
10th July 2012
Liverpool FC to march in city Pride parade 18
11:51 AM — Liverpool Football Club has announced it will be the first Premier League club in the country to be officially represented at a Pride event, although no footballers have been announced as taking part.
Clare Balding: Being a lesbian may have helped sports presenting career 21
10:57 AM — BBC TV presenter Clare Balding said she believes being a lesbian can give her an advantage as a female sports commentator when she is not considered to be distracted by physically attractive male athletes.
9th July 2012
China: Wives of gay men ‘defrauded by support website’ 2
10:52 AM — Fifty wives of gay men in China say a website set up to provide them with support in their marriage has defrauded them, state media reports.
5th July 2012
Wimbledon: Fans hear ‘game points’ as gay slur in BBC coverage of Murray match 128
12:07 PM — A comment in last night's Wimbledon quarter-final between Andy Murray and David Ferrer has prompted complaints to the BBC from fans who believed it was anti-gay.
2nd July 2012
Facebook updates marriage icons for gay couples 8
5:34 PM — Facebook has updated the icons used to signify key events on the profile timelines of users to include gay couples' weddings.
Amateur footballer banned from matches after threatening gay referee 11
10:54 AM — An amateur footballer has been banned from watching or playing in regulated games for the next three years after verbally abusing a gay referee.
29th June 2012
London: Popstarz gay club night to move as venue loses licence 8
5:48 PM — London's popular gay club night Popstarz will be relocating after the venue which usually hosts it lost its licence.