10th September 2010
Rugby club fined £40,000 for anti-gay chants has amount halved 4
3:51 PM — Castleford Tigers rugby club has had its £40,000 fine for fans' homophobic chanting halved. The club was fined by the Rugby Football League (RFL) for the incident, which happened during gay player Gareth Thomas' first game for the Crusaders in March.
Gay referee Nigel Owens supports anti-suicide campaign 4
1:25 PM — Gay rugby referee Nigel Owens is supporting a Samaritans campaign to prevent male suicides. Owens has documented his own struggle with depression and admitted he tried to kill himself at the age of 26.
8th September 2010
French football club rejects gay player citing ‘trouble’ of sexuality 8
4:34 PM — An amateur football club in eastern France has denied a player's request to return to the team in an attempt to avoid homophobia
Australian swimmer keeps underwear deal after ‘homophobic’ comment 11
3:44 PM — The Australian Olympic swimmer who caused controversy with a comment on Twitter last week will keep her underwear deal with Davenport and Sunrice, but lose her Jaguar.
7th September 2010
Iconic soho gay pub acquired by chain 2
5:02 PM — The South East pub operator Faucet Inns has acquired one of London’s most iconic gay pubs, Compton's, in London’s Soho district.
Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice loses Jaguar contract over ‘homophobic’ Twitter comment 21
11:01 AM — Australian Olympic swimming champion Stephanie Rice has been dropped by Jaguar, with whom she had a sponsorship agreement, following her homophobic Twitter comment last Saturday.
6th September 2010
Olympic medallist Stephanie Rice apologises for homophobic tweet 22
5:33 PM — Australian Olympic swimming gold medallist Stephanie Rice has apologised for a homophbic message posted on the social media platform Twitter. Following the Wallabies' win over South Africa on Saturday, Ms Rice tweeted: ''Suck on that faggots!''
2nd September 2010
Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham urges footballers to come out 8
3:22 PM — Gay Olympic diving champion Matthew Mitcham has encouraged gay Australian Football League (AFL) players to feel safe and open about their sexuality.
31st August 2010
Big turnout for Gay Sports Day Bank Holiday fundraiser in London 2
4:47 PM — A Gay Sports day organised by GMFA, the gay men's health charity, was held in Vauxhall, south-west London yesterday, or order to help raise essential funds for gay men’s health and the local community.
27th August 2010
Manchester Pride accused of ‘dumbing down’ 11
3:16 PM — The 20th Manchester Pride, whose "Big Weekend" celebrations kick off today, has been branded "dumbed down" by gay rights group Reclaim the Scene.
25th August 2010
Attitude magazine tackles mental health issues in gay men 26
5:48 PM — The latest edition of Attitude, the UK's best-selling gay magazine, is focusing on the sensitive - and often taboo - issue of mental health problems in gay men.
Gay men ‘continue to top list’ in contracting STIs 14
10:25 AM — Figures released by the Health protection Agency (HPA) this morning have shown that the state of sexual health among the UK population is poor, with STI rates reaching record levels. The figures have also revealed that gay men are of partcular concern.
Latest figures from Health Protection Agency show poor sexual health among gay men
12:01 AM — According to new figures collected by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), almost half a million new cases of STIs were diagnosed in the UK last year - and according to the agency, gay men are among the most worrying groups.
17th August 2010
Clare Balding to hold women’s golf fundraiser 3
3:52 PM — Broadcaster Clare Balding and her civil partner Alice Arnold will hold a women's golf challenge to raise money for gay equality charity Stonewall.
13th August 2010
London announces bid to host tenth gay games in 2018 6
3:12 PM — London is bidding to host the tenth Gay Games in 2018. The games, recently held in Cologne, are one of the largest sporting and cultural events in the world.
12th August 2010
UK Black Pride takes place in London this Saturday 50
1:56 PM — The fifth annual UK Black Pride celebrations are to take place this weekend in the grounds of north London's Regent's Park College.
6th August 2010
Gareth Thomas ‘questioned coming out’ after anti-gay abuse 8
3:50 PM — Gay rugby player Gareth Thomas said he briefly questioned whether he should have come out when fans shouted homophobic abuse at him during a match. The star, who came out in December to the Daily Mail, told the newspaper today that he had been "hurt" by the chants.
2012 Olympics chiefs urged to highlight London’s ‘diverse communities’ 4
3:29 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to meet the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics next week to urge them to promote London's diverse communities. He is calling on them to ensure that minorities are visible during ceremonies.
Gay icon and rugby star Ben Cohen supports Gay Sports Day 8
3:04 PM — England rugby union star and gay icon Ben Cohen has given his support to this year's Gay Sports Day. The day, organised by GMFA, the gay men’s health charity, and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, will be held on August 30th.
16th July 2010
John Amaechi says gay sports stars shouldn’t come out too soon 26
10:56 AM — Gay former basketball star John Amaechi has said that gay sportsmen and women should not rush to come out if they do not feel ready.