20th October 2009
Gay Irish hurling star says family have been hurt by homophobic slurs 10
6:21 PM — Dónal Óg Cusack, the hurling star who recently revealed he was gay, has said his mother will not attend his matches because of the homophobic abuse she hears.
19th October 2009
Irish sports star Dónal Óg Cusack reveals he’s gay 41
3:24 PM — Top Irish hurler Dónal Óg Cusack has come out. The 32-year-old, who plays in goal for Cork All Stars, revealed he was gay in installments of his autobiography, published this weekend in the Irish Mail on Sunday.
14th October 2009
French Muslim football side kicked out of league in row over gay team 22
4:11 PM — A Muslim football team who initially refused to play against a gay team and then appeared to back down have been kicked out of their league.
12th October 2009
French Muslim football team will play against gay side 23
4:18 PM — A French Muslim team who apparently refused to play against a gay side have said the row was a "misunderstanding".
6th October 2009
French gay football club snubbed by Muslim team 29
4:20 PM — A gay football club in France is protesting after a Muslim side refused to play against it. Paris Foot Gay, of the Parisian suburb Creteil, were due to play against predominantly Muslim side Bebel but the latter called the match off the evening before it was scheduled.
30th September 2009
Cleveland, Ohio, chosen to host Gay Games 2014 2
5:22 PM — The Ohio city of Cleveland has been picked to host the 2014 Gay Games, beating Boston and Washington DC. Organisers say the sporting and cultural event, held every four years, attracts as many as 12,000 athletes and generates tens of millions of dollars in spending.
24th September 2009
Bullfighter to advertise gay drink on cape 14
3:39 PM — A Spanish matador has agreed to advertise a drink aimed at gay men in the ring. Joselito Ortega, who is not well-known, will have the name of the energy drink, Gay Up, embroidered on his cape.
Should gay sports stars come out of the closet? 18
3:37 PM — Sport has been close to the top of the gay news agenda for several months, with the publication of Stonewall's report of homphobia in football and a PinkNews.co.uk series of stories on the issue, including an exclusive interview with PR guru Max Clifford.
17th September 2009
Football Association chief promises to prioritise tackling homophobia
1:22 PM — Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has promised to make tackling homophobia in the game a priority.
16th September 2009
Fans cleared of homophobic chants at footballer Sol Campbell 6
11:55 AM — A 14-year-old boy and a 42-year-old man who were found guilty of shouting "disgusting" homophobic abuse at footballer Sol Campbell have had their convictions overturned.
11th September 2009
West Ham striker Morley says gay rumours almost killed his game 22
3:23 PM — Former West Ham striker Trevor Morley has discussed rumours of his homosexuality. The player suffered homophobic abuse from fans in the 1990s after whispers spread he was in a relationship with another player.
9th September 2009
Caster Semenya unveils glamorous look as she learns she’ll keep gold medal 27
10:04 AM — South African athlete Caster Semenya has learned that she will be entitled to retain her 800-metre gold medal regardless of the results of tests to ascertain whether she is really a man or a woman. She has also taken part in a glamorous magazine shoot.
27th August 2009
VIDEO: WWF boss criticised for using “gay” as an insult 6
11:55 AM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has criticised the Chairman of the Board of World Wrestling Entertainment for using the word 'gay' as an insult during a broadcast.
26th August 2009
Italy’s football coach rejects hypothetical gay couple 9
3:38 PM — The coach of the Italian national football team has said that in "the current climate" it would be impossible for two of his players to be in a gay relationship.
VIDEO: Athlete at centre of gender row given hero’s welcome in South Africa 3
12:41 PM — More than 3,000 people were at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg yesterday to welcome home athlete Caster Semenya.
24th August 2009
Activists push for top level domain dedicated to the gay community 10
12:55 PM — Gay groups in the US and South Africa are backing a campaign to establish a new top level domain for the LGBT community.
21st August 2009
Comment: Speculation over athlete’s sex has brought trans issues into the open 3
1:40 PM — Gender and trans issues are often treated with shock and faint disgust by the media but the case of Caster Semenya has led to a number of sensitive and well-informed articles.
19th August 2009
Gender tests on South African gold medallist sprinter Caster Semenya 20
10:52 PM — South African sprinter Caster Semenya might have won the 800m in 1min 55.45sec but all eyes are now on whether she is indeed a woman.
18th August 2009
Survey finds half of US football players have a gay teammate 8
5:48 PM — A survey of US football players has found that half of them know at least one gay teammate. The anonymous research, by ESPN magazine, asked 85 college football players if they had a gay athlete on their team.
12th August 2009
Football clubs and FA not doing enough to tackle homophobia 12
1:08 PM — Homophobia is endemic in football and clubs are not doing enough to tackle the issue, a report has found.