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  • 16th December 2010

    Gay referee Nigel Owens on reporting homophobic abuse 26

    Nigel Owens is supporting a Samaritans campaign

    10:42 AM — Rugby referee Nigel Owens has spoken about why he called police over homophobic abuse at a recent game. He was on duty at a Welsh premiership game between Llanelli and Neath at Parc y Scarlets last month when a fan allegedly began shouting anti-gay abuse.

  • 14th December 2010

    John Amaechi: ‘FIFA boss must apologise for gay remarks’ 12

    John Amaechi said he was "enraged" at Sepp Blatter's comments

    4:49 PM — Gay basketball star John Amaechi has condemned the head of FIFA for saying that gay football fans should not have sex in Qatar. The athlete, who came out in 2007, said he was "enraged" at the comments and had made a complain to FIFA.

  • 13th December 2010

    FIFA president says gays should refrain from homosexuality during Qatar World Cup 37

    Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup (Photo: Stephen Depolo)

    5:14 PM — Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA, has dismissed concerns that Qatar is unsuitable to host the 2022 World Cup because of its attitude to homosexuality saying that gay football fans should refrain from having homsexual sex while in the country.

  • 7th December 2010

    Gay rugby star Gareth Thomas says film will ‘help millions’ 15

    Gareth Thomas will be the subject of a film by Mickey Rourke

    1:58 PM — Gareth Thomas has revealed more about the film to be made of his life. The rugby player, who came out a year ago, remains the only top level out gay sportsman in Britain today and is to be the subject of a film by Mickey Rourke.

  • 6th December 2010

    Gay football group to boycott 2022 Qatar World Cup 10

    The GFSN said gay fans would be unable to visit Qatar for the World Cup

    5:42 PM — The Gay Football Supporters' Network says it will boycott all activities related to the 2022 World Cup because host country Qatar is homophobic.

  • 3rd December 2010

    Gay groups’ anger at ‘homophobic’ World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar 24

    Russia and Qatar will hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

    2:47 PM — Gay groups have said they are "deeply concerned" by FIFA's decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and can be punished with lashes and jail, while the Russian capital of Moscow has banned gay Pride marches for years.

  • 18th November 2010

    UEFA to investigate Croatian football chief over ‘gay ban’ 1

    UEFA is investigating the comments

    1:23 PM — UEFA is to investigate the president of the Croatian Football Federation after he said he would not allow gay players on the national team.

  • 17th November 2010

    Rugby League begins gay equality campaign in parliament 1

    Rugby League says it is committed to tackling homophobia (Photo: Jeremy Foo)

    9:21 AM — The Rugby Football League (RFL) held a reception in parliament last night to launch a campaign to welcome gay fans and players.The event was hosted by Liberal Democrat MP Greg Mulholland and attended by a number of MPs from all parties and two players from Sheffield Eagles.

  • 12th November 2010

    German footballer Mario Gomez says gay players should come out 1

    There are no openly gay major football players in the German game

    12:01 PM — Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has urged gay footballers to come out of the closet. The player told German magazine Bunte that homosexuality was a "taboo topic" in sport, Die Zeit reports

  • 11th November 2010

    Croatian football chief says sorry for anti-gay comments 19

    The football chief said sorry

    4:07 PM — The president of the Croatian Football Federation, Vlatko Markovic, has apologised for offending gay people after he said that there was no place for homosexuality on the country's national team.

  • 10th November 2010

    Documentary on out gay baseball player Glenn Burke 3

    No other baseball player has come out

    7:00 PM — A documentary has been produced about Glenn Burke, the only Major League baseball player to have come out as gay. Burke came out in 1982 in a magazine article after his playing career had ended. During his time in the game, he said his teammates were aware of his sexuality.

  • Croatian football president bans gays from national team 8

    There will be no gay footballers on the Croatian national team, Vlatko Markovic said.

    11:23 AM — The president of the Croatian Football Federation, Vlatko Markovic, has said that there is no place for gay players on the country's national team. Croatian gay and lesbian groups have said they will sue him and report him to UEFA for the outburst.

  • 4th November 2010

    Trans student first to play NCAA basketball 11

    Kye Allums will be the first trans basketball player in the NCAA

    1:52 PM — A Washington student has become the first transgender person to play NCAA basketball. Kye Allums, 21, of George Washington University, is returning to the women's team this month, although he is now known as a man.

  • 25th October 2010

    Guide to parenting for gay dads 4

    The guide tells gay would-be dads their options

    6:03 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has released a parenting guide for gay dads. The guide tells would-be fathers about their rights under the law and also gives information about adoption, surrogacy, sperm donation and co-parenting.

  • 21st October 2010

    Gay rugby player Gareth Thomas hopes to find London club 2

    Gareth Thomas hopes to move to a London club

    4:14 PM — Gareth Thomas, the out gay former Welsh rugby captain, is planning to join a London rugby union team. The star briefly switched to league team Crusaders this year and is due to play France in the Wales league squad this weekend.

  • 14th October 2010

    Trans golfer sues after being banned from tournament 11

    Lana Lawless is suing after she was barred from a golf tournament

    11:13 AM — An American trans woman is suing the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) because it only allows women who were "female at birth" to participate. Lana Lawless, 57 and of Palm Springs, California, completed her transition from male to female in 2005.

  • 8th October 2010

    Much-loved Cardiff gay pub under threat 4

    Cardiff centre, where the Kings Cross pub is located

    12:20 PM — Cardiff's gay community are engaged in a campaign to save a pub in central Cardiff which is being threatened by gentrification.

  • 5th October 2010

    Pre-launch will celebrate LGBT sporting history

    LGBT History Month will have a pre-launch at Twickenham (Photo: Jeremy Foo)

    4:49 PM — A pre-launch event will be held at Twickenham rugby stadium next month for LGBT History Month. The yearly celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans culture will focus on sport in February 2011 and 2012 to coincide with Britain hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.

  • 1st October 2010

    Manchester wins bid to host 2012 gay rugby world cup 8

    Manchester will host the next Bingham Cup (Photo: Jeremy Foo)

    2:18 PM — Manchester will host the Bingham Cup tournament in June 2012. The city beat Sydney to win the right to host the international gay rugby world championship and was named as the 2012 host city on Wednesday.

  • 20th September 2010

    Cricketer Jimmy Anderson poses naked for gay magazine 21

    Jimmy Anderson posed naked for Attitude

    4:17 PM — England cricketer Jimmy Anderson has posed nude for next month's Attitude magazine. The married player, 28, said there was no homophobia in the game and urged gay players to come out.

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