21st February 2012
FA launches new anti-homophobia initiative 6
2:51 PM — The Football Association launched a new initiative yesterday to promote inclusiveness for gay, bi and trans people in football. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring.
16th February 2012
Lee Steele fined £200 for Gareth Thomas tweet 15
3:44 PM — Footballer Lee Steele has been fined £200 for the comment he posted on Twitter about Gareth Thomas which led to him being sacked.
15th February 2012
FA charges Ravel Morrison on anti-gay tweet 35
11:47 AM — New West Ham player Ravel Morrison has been charged by the FA after a tweet appearing on his account earlier this month included a gay slur.
Australian rules footballer: ‘Sick fascination’ with gay players 12
9:54 AM — An Australian rules football player has said society is developing a "sick fascination" with players' sexuality and the culture of the game has changed to one of "great acceptance".
10th February 2012
Group apologises for ‘undesirable gays’ at Olympics comment 9
1:03 PM — The Friends of Clapham Common have apologised for saying the gay Olympics events at Pride House would draw "undesirable elements" of the community.
8th February 2012
New West Ham midfielder’s gay slur tweet deleted 51
11:09 AM — Footballer Ravel Morrison has been criticised after a violently-worded message appeared on his Twitter page with a gay slur this week.
7th February 2012
Roland Martin’s Beckham crack ‘about soccer, not gays’ 28
10:41 AM — A US political commentator has apologised for causing any offence after sending a tweet during Sunday's Super-Bowl which suggested "smacking the ish" out of a man who enjoyed David Beckham's H&M advert.
3rd February 2012
Comment: Football needs a culture change, not a gay role model 42
11:35 AM — While football may be dragging itself into the 21st century, Amal Fashanu only scratched the surface. The FA has to show leadership and actions, not empty platitudes, Adrian Tippetts argues.
2nd February 2012
Premier League clubs sign anti-homophobia charter 7
4:43 PM — The twenty football clubs which make up the Premier League have signed the Sports Charter aiming to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport.
Ann Widdecombe: Let unhappy gays try to turn straight 236
3:48 PM — Ann Widdecombe has backed the ability of therapists to offer so-called 'gay cure' treatments to clients who want to become straight.
1st February 2012
Gay EuroGames will mark ‘the end of the world’, politician fears 84
3:25 PM — The leader of the Hungary's minority Jobbik nationalist party has reportedly described the gay EuroGames in the country's capital this summer as the "end of the world".
John Amaechi: London will see through ‘undesirable gays’ rhetoric 16
10:53 AM — Clapham resident and Pride House ambassador John Amaechi said the idea of the event turning Clapham Common into a "den of iniquity" during the Olympics showed the group who opposed the move were "out of touch".
31st January 2012
Gay footballers film boosts BBC3 audience by 50% 55
12:47 PM — Britain's Gay Footballers, the BBC3 documentary shown last night examining the lack of openly gay players in the British game, drew 2.8% of the viewing audience.
30th January 2012
Preview: Britain’s Gay Footballers 27
2:05 PM — A documentary by the niece of the late gay footballer Justin Fashanu examines tonight why he remains the only professional footballer in the UK to have ever come out.
Interview: Greg Louganis on gold medals, HIV and Matthew Mitcham 6
10:37 AM — He won his first Olympic medal at the age of 16. Four gold medals later, he came out at the 1994 Gay Games. Laurence Watts meets Greg Louganis.
25th January 2012
Margaret Court maintains stance on gay marriage 85
4:04 PM — Margaret Court has caused controversy once again by repeating her views on marriage and the "choice" people make to be gay.
24th January 2012
Group fears ‘undesirable gays’ at Olympics event 33
2:03 PM — A Clapham residents' group lodged an objection to the gay Pride House event at this year's Olympics saying it is "highly likely" to become a "magnet for undesirable elements of the gay community".
Michael Ball fined £6,000 for anti-gay Antony Cotton tweet 34
9:56 AM — Leicester City player Michael Ball has been fined £6,000 by the FA for anti-gay comments he made on Twitter. Ball admitted the charge of bringing the game into disrepute with his expletive-peppered tweet.
23rd January 2012
Gareth Thomas favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother 16
12:07 PM — Gay rugby player, Gareth Thomas has been named as the favourite to win Celebrity Big brother according to the odds on several online bookmakers.
Grindr ‘mandatory update’ to tackle hack 1
11:33 AM — Man-locating app Grindr has said it will release a mandatory security update after thousands of Australian users' accounts were put at risk. The company says personal information and chat history has not been compromised.