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  • 6th May 2008

    Lesbian footballer player murdered in homophobic attack

    South Africa's Police Inspectorate has promised "decisive action" against officers who ridicule gay people

    2:38 PM — A prominent female football player gang-raped and murdered in South Africa last week was the victim of homophobic violence, according to activists. Midfielder Eudy Simelane, 31, was buried earlier this week.

  • 2nd May 2008

    Homophobic football chief invited to gay World Cup

    Teams from America, Japan and Africa will be at this summer's World Championship

    12:46 PM — The Gay Football Supporters Network has said it is "amused" by the comments of Luciano Moggi, former managing director of Juventus, that "a homosexual cannot do the job of a footballer."

  • 1st May 2008

    All-male fundraising run to feature football stars

    Everyman patron and testicular cancer survivor Neil Harris is hoping to better his performance

    3:26 PM — Men are being encouraged to get fit with their footballing heroes in order to raise money and awareness for male cancer research. Keep Your Eye On The Ball 5k will take place on June 1st.

  • Beckham’s jersey gift sparks legal action

    Beckham removed his shirt and handed it to two 10-year-old former close friends and soccer teammates

    10:31 AM — Over the past few years, many people have become obsessed with soccer player David Beckham, but this week his appeal reached a whole new and somewhat disturbing level.

  • 25th April 2008

    DIY disasters

    11:20 PM — Trying to save money by doing tricky DIY jobs around your home and garden can leave you more short-changed if you are forced to pay a professional to sort out your mess.

  • The year-round lush lawn

    11:15 PM — The idea of artificial turf may conjure up unpleasant memories for football supporters following several poorly received uses of it on the pitch at QPR and Luton in the 1980s, but for gardeners it may represent a dream of low-maintenance – if only it didn’t look like one of those green plastic doormats.

  • Money down the loo

    11:08 PM — You may not pay it much thought, but every time you flush the toilet you could be pouring money down the drain. Pulling the chain accounts for a third of all the water we use in our homes and that can add up to a hefty water bill, as well as being extremely wasteful.

  • Al fresco dining

    11:01 PM — For most of us the reality of eating outdoors does not always equal a fun-packed time. If you're not dodging wasps and other insects then you're getting sunburnt or rained on while waiting endlessly for some blackened piles of mush that use to resemble food to be dropped on to your paper plate.

  • Brighton charity walk set to raise thousands for LGBT community 1

    Last year the walk helped the Stonewall raise over £40,000

    2:56 PM — The Stonewall Equality Walk in Brighton is just over a week away. This years event promises to be bigger then ever and organisers are hoping people will step up their fundraising in the final week to raise as much money as possible for Stonewall.

  • Footballers launch anti-homophobia campaign in honour of Justin Fashanu 2

    Cover of Gay Times issue 154 from 1991 - Justin was the worlds first openly gay professional footballer

    10:08 AM — A campaign is being launched to help stamp out homophobia in British football. Justin is a campaign against homophobia in football that aims to, "vindicate the memory of Justin Fashanu, the world’s first openly gay professional footballer."

  • 21st April 2008

    There are no gays in football claims Italian club official 2

    "A homosexual cannot do the job of a footballer"

    5:47 PM — A former managing director of one of the world's best-known football clubs has claimed that "a homosexual cannot do the job of a footballer." Luciano Moggi, formerly with Juventus, is banned from football until 2011.

  • Gay boxer upbeat despite defeat at hands of Tory MP

    "White-collar" or "City boxing" allows professionals to train and fight at special boxing events

    10:14 AM — The Pink Pounder may have lost his latest boxing match, but he won't be throwing in the towel just yet. Charles Jones, a 48-year old architect from London, is considered to be the world's first openly gay boxer.

  • 16th April 2008

    TV duo become civil partners in Chelsea ceremony 10

    The Scottish duo have told the press several times they intend to get hitched.

    3:20 PM — Interior designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan have become civil partners. The Channel Five stars held a secret ceremony in London last month.Details of their nuptials at Chelsea Old Town Hall in London on February 15th have only come to light now.They first announced their intention to 'tie the knot' in January 2007. Commenting on the delay Mr Ryan, 41, said: "For some reason, we have never got round to making it legal."

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