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  • 13th August 2010

    London announces bid to host tenth gay games in 2018 6

    Gay Games medal from Chicago in 2006. London hopes to host the 2018 Games.

    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

    Black Pride takes place this Saturday in London

    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

    Gareth Thomas said he was hurt by homophobic chants

    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

    The 2012 Olympic games should 'promote diversity', Mr Tatchell said

    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

    Ben Cohen is donating to a charity auction at the event

    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

    John Amaechi said people should come out when they're ready

    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.

  • 14th July 2010

    Tennis is ‘most gay-friendly sport’ 5

    Lesbian tennis star Martina Navratilova

    5:26 PM — A poll of gay men and lesbians has found that tennis is seen as the most gay-friendly sport. Sixty-five per cent of the 700 people surveyed by Stonewall said they thought tennis was the most welcoming sport to gay fans and players.

  • Germany’s World Cup team ‘a bunch of gays’, says captain’s agent 15

    Germany's football team was called a 'bunch of gays'

    2:37 PM — German football has been hit by controversy after the agent of injured captain Michael Ballack was reported to have described the World Cup team as a "bunch of gays".

  • 13th July 2010

    Football study finds 93% of fans disapprove of anti-gay abuse 4

    Fans are more enlightened than sport bosses realise, the study's author claimed

    11:59 AM — A study of more than 2,000 football fans has found that the vast majority frown upon homophobic abuse shouted from the terraces. The research, carried out by the University of Staffordshire, found that 93 per cent of those surveyed disapproved of the abuse and 60 per cent thought gay footballers should come out of the closet.

  • 12th July 2010

    Castleford rugby club bans three fans for Gareth Thomas abuse 2

    Gareth Thomas was abused by a small number of Castleford fans

    3:33 PM — Castleford Tigers rugby club said on Friday it had banned three fans for shouting homophobic abuse at Welsh player Gareth Thomas. The club was fined £40,000 by the Rugby Football League for the incident.

  • Gay basketball star John Amaechi becomes LGBT History Month patron

    John Amaechi is the latest LGBT History Month patron

    11:35 AM — Former NBA basketball player John Amaechi has become a patron of LGBT History Month. The trained psychologist said he hoped to be a visible role model to young people.

  • 8th July 2010

    Caster Semenya to return to sport after gender controversy 5

    Caster Semenya will return to sport, her agent said. (Photo: ASA)

    11:39 AM — The African runner Caster Semenya has been given the all-clear by the IAAF over her gender tests and will compete this month, her agent says.

  • 5th July 2010

    Feature: Football’s last taboo 7

    Justin Fashanu committed suicide in 1998

    6:00 PM — Why has so little advancement been made around homophobia in football in the last 30 years? Ben Riley-Smith meets gay grassroots players to find out more about the sport's last taboo.

  • World Cup footballer ‘in gay affair’

    The unnamed player was said to have had a year-long gay affair

    11:08 AM — A World Cup footballer is the subject of internet rumours that he had a year-long affair with a British reality TV star. The player, who is in South Africa and is said to be "well-known", was accused of the affair by the TV star on Friday in a blog.

  • 2nd July 2010

    London 2012 Olympics to sell special ‘gay’ pin badges 10

    London 2012 is encouraging gay people to buy the special badges

    2:50 PM — The organising committee of the London 2012 Olympic Games is to sell special pin badges aimed at LGBT people. The £5 badges will be the first in a series highlighting the six 'strands of diversity' and feature the 2012 Games' logo against a rainbow flag.

  • 1st July 2010

    Gay football group Justin Campaign receives £2,000 grant 1

    The charity was given the money to hold coaching sessions

    3:24 PM — The Justin Campaign, a group set up to tackle homophobia in football, has won a £2,000 cash injection. The campaign, named after the late gay football star Justin Fashanu, was awarded a development grant from Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, and the Football Foundation, the UK’s largest sports charity.

  • 30th June 2010

    Gareth Thomas ‘delighted’ at rugby club’s £40,000 fine 8

    Gareth Thomas was said to be delighted at the RFL's action

    11:10 AM — Gay rugby league player Gareth Thomas is said to be delighted at the Rugby Football League's decision to fine Castleford Tigers after its fans shouted homophobic abuse at him.

  • 29th June 2010

    Rugby club fined £40,000 for anti-gay chants at Gareth Thomas 17

    Gareth Thomas was subjected to homophobic abuse from Castleford fans

    2:01 PM — Castleford Tigers rugby club has been hit with a £40,000 fine after its fans subjected gay player Gareth Thomas to homophobic taunts.

  • 28th June 2010

    New campaign urges gay men in relationships to ‘play it safe’ 1

    Condoms remain one of the safest ways to protect against HIV

    4:16 PM — The Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a new HIV-prevention campaign aimed at gay men who are in long-term relationships. The campaign, which will appear in selcted gay press and on posters and postcards, is part of the Pan-London HIV Prevention Partnership (PLHPP) and seeks to address the issue of safe sex within gay male relationships.

  • Beauty: Home made beauty in a post-austerity budget Britain 3

    An avocado is a perfect ingredient for a home made beauty product

    11:00 AM — Everybody likes to try to look their best but expensive face creams and body lotions can take their toll on your wallet. However you can still treat yourself to a relaxing facial, some luxurious face-cream or body lotion all for next to nothing. You might think you’d need a degree in chemistry or cosmetology to make your own beauty products from scratch but in actual fact this couldn’t be further from the truth. You can create some luxurious, natural products using items you probably already have lurking around your kitchen cupboards.


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