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.
14th July 2010
Tennis is ‘most gay-friendly sport’ 5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.