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.
10th August 2009
Interview: What is being done to stamp homophobia out of football? 4
10:26 AM — Following an exclusive interview with publicist Max Clifford last week, Adrian Tippetts asks Piara Powar at Kick It Out what is happening to make LGBT people – whether as players, supporters, club members or staff – more welcome in football.
5th August 2009
EXCLUSIVE – PR guru Max Clifford: ‘If a gay footballer comes out, his career is over’ 28
4:19 PM — Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has said that gay footballers who come out of the closet could find their careers in tatters due to homophobic attitudes. In the first of a two-part series on homophobia in football, Adrian Tippetts reports.
4th August 2009
London Pride Run to be held in two weeks 2
4:38 PM — Former mayoral candidate Brian Paddick is to fire the starter gun at this year's London Pride Run. The event, organised by gay running group London Frontrunners, will raise money for the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard.
Thai boxer may face ban for posing in gay magazine 13
2:38 PM — A Thai boxer who posed on the cover of a gay magazine in his underwear is facing a year-long ban. Worapoj Petchkoom is one of the country's best hopes for a medal at the 2012 London Olympics
31st July 2009
American football coach apologises for gay slur 9
3:03 PM — American football coach Greg McMackin has issued an apology for using the term 'faggot' in a press conference on Thursday morning. He had asked journalists not to report the slur.
30th July 2009
Dutch Olympic champions promote gay tolerance in sport 2
11:48 AM — Several Dutch Olympic champions, including openly gay swimmer Johan Kenkhuis, take part in this year’s Amsterdam gay pride canal parade to promote acceptance and tolerance of LGBT people in sport. Adrian Tippetts reports.
Man arrested for ‘hate crime’ at World Outgames
10:56 AM — A man has been arrested at the World Outgames in Copenhagen for allegedly throwing fireworks at athletes. The 31-year-old man told a court he had thrown one firework against a wall but did not intend to hurt athletes.
29th July 2009
London’s gay sports day to be held next month 6
11:12 AM — The annual Royal Vauxhall Tavern/GMFA Gay Sports Day is to take place at the end of August. Events include a space hopper obstacle course, a drag relay, the handbag throw and the 50m mince.
27th July 2009
World Outgames kicks off 1
1:38 PM — The World Outgames 2009, a celebration of gay sport and cultural diversity, kicks off today in the Copenhagen.
22nd July 2009
Nations of the world meet to discuss and celebrate gay rights movement 1
12:55 PM — Copenhagen is next week hosting World Outgames 2009, a nine-day festival of sports, culture, and a conference on gay rights that will involve over 100 countries under the banner "Love of freedom, freedom to love".
21st July 2009
Second annual gay rodeo held in Philadelphia 3
5:34 PM — The second annual gay rodeo, 'Stampede', is being held by the Liberty Gay Rodeo Association in Philadelphia from July 31st - August 2nd.
25th June 2009
Gay referee divides opinion in Turkish football 4
12:47 PM — A football referee in Turkey has claimed he was dismissed by the game's governing body for being gay.
18th June 2009
Fears for gay participants of World Outgames 1
3:56 PM — LGBT people may face imprisonment or even capital punishment after taking part in the annual World Outgames, a policitian has warned.
12th June 2009
First trans man to play competitive football in Australia 6
1:26 PM — Next season, a 25-year-old trans man will become the first to play competitive football in a men's team in Australia. Will, who did not want to give his full name, has been living as a man for the last two years.
27th May 2009
Gay couples ‘are better at communicating’ 113
4:11 PM — Recent studies indicate that same-sex couples have greater levels of satisfaction in their relationships than their heterosexual counterparts due to better communication.
19th May 2009
London team victorious at gay football championship 3
5:39 PM — Richmond-based London Falcons FC are celebrating after winning the annual Gay Footballers' Support Network National five-a-side Championship in Cardiff.
15th May 2009
Boy, 14, found guilty of chanting homophobic abuse at footballer Sol Campbell 8
4:15 PM — A 14-year-old boy and a 42-year-old man were today found guilty of shouting "disgusting" homophobic abuse at footballer Sol Campbell at a match in September last year.
5th May 2009
Gay footballers celebrate win privately for fear of being outed 13
1:28 PM — The Scottish football team which won the Gay National League Cup had to celebrate its victory in private because some players were afraid of losing their jobs.