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  • 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.

  • Beauty: The lure of male make-up 4

    Guyliner from Superdrug

    10:51 AM — More and more guys, and not just gay guys are starting to wear make-up, so are we entering a new era of slapped up straight men? Encouraged by the make-up wearing trends of cool male icons such as Russell Brand, Pete Doherty and Robbie Williams, it seems the male population is gradually warming to the idea of a bit of war paint.

  • Beauty: Is Perfect Skin All About Wrinkles? 3

    Are these the secrets to perfect skin

    10:45 AM — Whereas many of us will happily spend a small fortune on shoes we’ll baulk at the price of skin care products which promise to keep our skin in its prime or, worse, merrily fall in to bed without so much of taking off our make up. Fast forward to our thirties and forties and we’re bemoaning burgeoning crows feet and sighing at our ashy, dull complexions.

  • 25th June 2010

    Stanley Cup to feature at Chicago gay pride parade

    Chicago Pride 2010 takes place this Sunday 27 June

    1:19 PM — The Stanley Cup, the trophy annually awarded to the champion team of the National Hockey League, will be on display at this Sunday's Chicago Gay Pride Parade - its first appearance at a gay-themed event.

  • 23rd June 2010

    Daily Mirror journalist says there is ‘no chance’ of English football players coming out 24

    Justin Fashanu committed suicide in 1998

    11:04 AM — Daily Mirror sports jounalist John Cross has stated in an interview with an anti-homophobia in sport website that he cannot see any English footballers coming out in the near future as "our sport has created a dangerous taboo".

  • 15th June 2010

    Freddie Ljungberg ‘proud’ of gay gossip 14

    Freddie Ljungberg said he didn't mind the rumours (Photo: Magazine Cafe)

    11:25 AM — Swedish football star Freddie Ljungberg says he is "proud" of the rumours he is gay. The 33-year-old player has been the subject of gossip about his sexuality for years, due to his bachelor lifestyle and love of musicals and fashion.

  • 8th June 2010

    Play on Justin Fashanu’s last year to be shown next month 3

    The play focuses on the footballer's last few months

    4:42 PM — A play exploring Justin Fashanu's last year is to be shown in London next month. The Norwich City player remains the only top-level footballer to have ever come out as gay.

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