9th December 2008
Urban Outfitters removes pro-gay marriage t-shirt from California stores 6
4:45 PM — A leading retailer has removed t-shirts from sale that carried a slogan supporting gay marriage.
8th December 2008
Italian footballer claims top players pay him for sex 16
4:02 PM — An Italian man has claimed that up to 30 top flight footballers have paid him for sex.
5th December 2008
Coming out was the hardest thing I ever did says gay referee 4
4:25 PM — The only openly gay man to be a rugby union referee at the highest level of the game has revealed he tried to kill himself because he did not want to be a homosexual.
28th November 2008
Rugby league join gay workplace equality scheme 4
12:22 PM — The decision of the Rugby Football League to join the Diversity Champions Programme run by gay equality organisation Stonewall has been hailed as a major breakthrough.
9th November 2008
Explore Barack Obama’s America with a trip to multi-racial Miami 2
8:45 PM — We woke up to a new America on Wednesday, and interest in visiting the country has rocketed. There were many Europeans who felt uncomfortable spending their Euros in the US.
3rd November 2008
David Beckham honoured to be a gay icon 12
2:35 PM — Football star David Beckham has spoken about his role as an icon for gay men and his love of fashion.
28th October 2008
FA to investigate abuse at Nottingham Forest match 1
7:05 PM — The Football Association has said it will not tolerate homophobic or disctiminatory behaviour from fans after Cardiff City's manager was verbally abused.
17th October 2008
I know a dozen gay professional footballers claims retired player 4
12:21 PM — A former professional football player has told a forum on homophobia he knows of a dozen gay men at the top of the game.
9th October 2008
Ferdinand demands FIFA take action over homophobia 4
11:54 AM — An English footballer has demanded that the game's authorities take homophobic chanting and abuse seriously.
7th October 2008
COMMENT: We will fight homophobia in the beautiful game 3
1:52 PM — Football. The most popular team sport on the planet, the beautiful game. But that is not always the case if you're a football fan who happens to be gay.
Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham “proud” to be gay role model 1
12:40 PM — Australian diver Matthew Mitcham has said he was "very surprised" that he was the only out male athlete at the Beijing Olympics in August.
4th October 2008
Watford Football club’s war of words with Sir Elton John
11:02 AM — The Chairman of Watford Football Club has hit back at gay star Sir Elton John after he criticised the club for selling some of its best players for £21 million.
2nd October 2008
Arsenal manager says homophobic abuse should not be tolerated
8:04 PM — A leading football coach has said insults of any kind should not be tolerated after a Portsmouth player was targeted with homophobic and racist abuse.
1st October 2008
Police investigate Campbell homophobic abuse
6:38 PM — Police are to investigate alleged homophobic and racial abuse towards Portsmouth football captain Sol Campbell.
22nd September 2008
Sponsorship rumours surround gay Olympic swimmer 3
4:27 PM — Matthew Mitcham, the Olympic gold medallist swimmer, may be about to sign his first national sponsor.
18th September 2008
Human rights conference to be held alongside Outgames in Copenhagen
4:55 PM — The second International Conference on LGBT Human Rights will be held at the same time as next year's World Outgames.
16th September 2008
German gays on the rise, census shows 1
4:37 PM — Statisticians have claimed that the number of same-sex couples in Germany has doubled in the past decade. A micro-census conducted by federal statisticians in Wiesbaden say that the number of gay couples appearing in the figures has risen by 30,000 to 68,000 since 2006.
9th September 2008
Stamp of approval for gay Olympic hero 7
12:23 PM — Australia has immortalised its gold medallists at the 2008 Beijing Olympics on a series of special commemorative stamps.
2nd September 2008
Gay World Cup organisers hope more women will take up the game
4:14 PM — The team behind last week's International Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship in London said they were "delighted" that it passed off so successfully.
1st September 2008
Gay Tory attacks Britain’s Olympic athletes for going to China 8
10:56 AM — One of the most senior Tories in London has attacked the British Olympic team for going to the Beijing Games and implied the Mayor was forced to go.