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.
England wins gay football World Cup 1
10:33 AM — Stonewall Lions FC have triumphed at the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) World Championship on Saturday.
29th August 2008
Brighton to play host to Euro gay sailing regatta 2
4:43 PM — Gays will be setting sail for the 8th annual Euro Gay Cup next month. The competition returns to Brighton Marina.
Competition and friendship at gay soccer world cup in London
3:31 PM — The world's largest gay football event got underway with a series of matches on Bank Holiday Monday in Regents Park.
28th August 2008
TV boss apologises for coverage of gay Olympic hero 6
12:18 PM — The head of Olympics at American television network NBC has apologised for the way in which they reported the story of Matthew Mitcham.
27th August 2008
The Gay Olympics: Matthew and the women 2
2:50 PM — Matthew Mitcham has a somewhat dubious honour to accompany his richly deserved gold medal in diving. He appears to be the only out gay man to have competed at the Beijing Olympics.
TV network denies censoring gay Olympic gold medallist 3
10:37 AM — US broadcaster NBC is denying they intentionally used censorship in the network's coverage of Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham.
26th August 2008
NBC censored gay Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham 12
12:28 AM — US television network NBC censored the sexuality of Olympic gold medal diver, Matthew Mitcham it has been claimed.
23rd August 2008
Gay hero Matthew Mitcham wins Olympic 10m diving gold medal 17
4:30 PM — From gay icon, to Olympic champion, Matthew Mitcham has won his first gold medal. He is the only openly gay male athlete competing in has won his first gold medal. He is the only openly gay male athlete competing in Beijing. There are 9 lesbians and one bisexual woman competing alongside him.