10th March 2011
Government ‘will work with FA to encourage gay footballers’ 20
2:14 PM — The government will work with the Football Association to encourage gay footballers to come out, equality minister Lynne Featherstone has said.
9th March 2011
Swedish footballer Anton Hysen comes out as gay 61
11:07 AM — Swedish football player Anton Hysen has announced he is gay. The 20-year-old came out in an interview with Offside magazine today.
6th March 2011
Alexander McQueen’s fashion label to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress 32
10:01 AM — The late gay designer Alexander McQueen's fashion label is to design Kate Middleton's wedding dress for marriage to Prince William according to the Sunday Times.
3rd March 2011
Turkey’s first openly gay football referee continues legal battle 3
10:31 AM — Turkey's first openly gay referee has said he will push on with his legal battle against the Turkish Football Federation, who barred him from officiating over matches in 2008.
2nd March 2011
Elton John receives invitation to royal wedding 7
11:19 AM — The close friend of Diana revealed he has been unexpectedly invited to attend.
1st March 2011
Playgirl UK launches – but without the nudity 19
4:15 PM — Playgirl magazine is to launch in the UK this month but unlike its US sister publication, it will not contain any below-the-belt nudity. The US magazine is a favourite with gay men and up to 50 per cent of the readership has been estimated to be male.
Support for ‘brave’ Steven Davies after coming out 8
1:40 PM — England cricketer Steven Davies' announcement that he is gay has been met with kindness and support in the cricketing world. The 24-year-old came out yesterday in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, having already told his teammates and family.
28th February 2011
England cricketer Steven Davies comes out as gay 61
10:42 AM — Steven Davies, the England wicket keeper, has announced he is gay. The 24-year-old came out to his family five years ago and to his teammates last year but came out publicly in an interview today.
23rd February 2011
David Cameron says World Cup could make Qatar more gay-friendly 35
2:40 PM — Hosting the World Cup in 2022 could make Qatar more gay-friendly, British prime minister David Cameron said today. Mr Cameron, who is on a visit to the Gulf State, said that there is "no place for homophobia in football" and that the games could be an "engine for social change".
Polish gay football fans ask for separate seats at Euro 2012 4
2:09 PM — A Polish group of gay football fans has asked for separate seating at the 2012 European Championships to protect them from other fans.
22nd February 2011
Gay cycling champion Graeme Obree to write autobiography 1
2:34 PM — After coming out last month, cycling world champion Graeme Obree says he plans to write an autobiography. The sportsman, known as the Flying Scotsman, recently admitted that he tried to kill himself twice as he struggled to accept his sexual orientation.
17th February 2011
World’s first ‘gay’ beer brand launched 15
1:02 PM — A beer believed to be the first specifically marketed to gay consumers has been launched in Mexico, Colombia and Japan.
10th February 2011
Mickey Rourke to watch Gareth Thomas match 13
2:33 PM — Mickey Rourke is set to watch gay rugby star Gareth Thomas play in Wales this weekend as preparation for a film about the player's life.
9th February 2011
German footballer Manuel Neuer encourages gay players to be open 11
5:09 PM — German football Manuel Neuer says that gay players should come out and not fear the reaction of fans. The Schalke goalkeeper, talking to Bunte magazine, said fans would care more about the player's performance.
8th February 2011
Gay footballer collects MBE from Buckingham Palace 9
2:13 PM — Aslie Pitter, who helped found one of the UK's first gay football teams, Stonewall FC, has collected his MBE from Buckingham Palace. The 51-year-old, who is the team's reserve manager, was awarded the accolade in the New Year honours list.
3rd February 2011
Survey finds football fans disapprove of homophobia 19
1:23 PM — A survey released to coincide with LGBT History Month says that the vast majority of fans strongly oppose homophobia in football. The research, carried out at the University of Staffordshire, surveyed 3,500 fans, players and game officials.
1st February 2011
Support for Football V Homophobia Day 11
5:21 PM — The Justin Campaign's Football V Homophobia Day has received support from football's equality body Kick It Out and the FA. The annual day, in February, is now in its second year and encourages teams at all levels to tackle homophobia.
31st January 2011
Cycling champion Graeme Obree says he’s gay 8
5:18 PM — Scottish cycling champion Graeme Obree has revealed that he is gay - and that he tried to kill himself twice as he struggled to accept his sexual orientation.
20th January 2011
Survey says LGBT people are more worried about the environment 9
4:59 PM — A US study suggests that LGBT people are more concerned about the environment than their straight counterparts.
11th January 2011
Johnny Weir: ‘I don’t celebrate being white so why should I celebrate being gay?’ 68
1:40 PM — Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir says he was surprised by the press reaction to his coming out as gay. Speaking to NBC's Today show, he said he saw no reason to "celebrate" his sexual orientation.