4th July 2011
Ben Cohen says father’s murder spurred him to speak out on bullying 13
4:26 PM — Former England rugby union star Ben Cohen has revealed that his father's death 11 years ago spurred him to create an anti-bullying foundation. Speaking at London Pride on Saturday, where he joined the parade, Cohen said his father was killed when he stepped in to protect a man who was being beaten.
1st July 2011
FIFA criticises Nigeria’s football coach over ‘lesbian ban’ 16
5:35 PM — The governing body of football, FIFA, has criticised the coach of the Nigerian women's football team for saying she had forced out lesbian players. Last week, coach Eucharia Uche told the New York Times that since she was hired in 2009, she has eradicated homosexuality from the squad.
23rd June 2011
Comment: Why it’s vital to kick homophobia out of sport, by David Cameron 152
3:06 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, prime minister David Cameron says sport is at the heart of the nation and more must be done to stop homophobia and encourage positive role models.
22nd June 2011
Nigerian women’s football team ‘eradicates lesbianism’ 111
2:32 PM — The Nigerian women's football team says it has successfully banned homosexuality among players. Coach Eucharia Uche claims that since she was hired in 2009, she has eradicated homosexuality from the squad.
17th June 2011
Lesbian couple ‘told to stop kissing at baseball game’ 54
4:56 PM — A lesbian couple say they were told off by a security guard for sharing a brief kiss at a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, from Minneapolis, say the Target Field guard told them: "We don't play grab-ass here".
16th June 2011
Video: Super Bowl legend David Tyree says gay marriage will lead to ‘anarchy’ 219
12:18 PM — Former New York Giants star David Tyree has claimed that allowing gay marriage will lead to "anarchy". The player, famous for making a 'helmet catch' in Super Bowl XLII, gave an interview to the anti-gay National Organization for marriage, in which he condemned gay parenting.
7th June 2011
Gay rugby team King’s Cross Steelers win 2011 Union cup 17
5:41 PM — Gay rugby club Kings Cross Steelers RFC, have retained the title of European champions for the third time after winning the 2011 Union Cup.
6th June 2011
Westboro baptist homophobes stage protest at national basketball finals in Dallas 28
1:13 PM — Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church yesterday protested outside the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals in Dallas, Texas, over the NBA's new policy on hurtful language toward LGBT people.
4th June 2011
Gay baseball teams can limit straights says US judge as bisexuals make discrimination claim 32
6:38 PM — A US federal judge in Seattle has ruled ruled that the north American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) can continue to limit the number of straight players that can play in each team participating in the Gay Softball World Series it sponsors. But, he has also allowed a lawsuit brought by three bisexuals to go to trial.
30th May 2011
Steve Nash: Basketball ready for an openly gay player 12
6:58 PM — Steve Nash, the NBA team Phoenix Suns' star point guard spoke to the New York Times following the team's president and chief executive, Rick Welts coming out as gay.
25th May 2011
Online football forums ‘filled with anti-gay hate’ 93
2:45 PM — Internet forums for football fans contain shocking attitudes towards homosexuality, a study suggests. The research, carried out by LGBT and sports campaigner Lindsay England, looked at 8,000 forum threads containing homophobic abuse.
Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah says $50,000 fine for anti-gay abuse is ‘fair’ 5
11:42 AM — The US basketball player fined $50,000 (£30,968) for calling a fan a "faggot" says the punishment is fair. Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah said: "I made a mistake. I’ll learn from it and move on."
24th May 2011
Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah fined $50,000 for anti-gay outburst 16
10:33 AM — US basketball star Joakim Noah has been fined $50,000 (£30,968) for calling a rival fan a "faggot". The Chicago Bulls star, whose team lost to Miami Heat in the NBA play-offs on Sunday, was caught on camera saying “f**k you faggot” to the fan.
23rd May 2011
Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah apologises for gay slur 10
5:07 PM — Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah has apologised for calling a fan a “faggot” at last night’s game. The player, whose team lost to Miami Heat in the NBA play-offs, was caught on camera saying “f**k you faggot” to a fan. Today, the 26-year-old said: “I apologise. “The fan said something to me that I thought […]
20th May 2011
German football captain warns gay players will face abuse 40
10:32 AM — Germany's football captain has warned that gay players will face verbal abuse if they decide to come out of the closet. Bayern Munich star Philipp Lahm, 27, said he would welcome gay players but claimed they would face difficulties.
18th May 2011
San Francisco Giants join campaign against anti-gay bullying 4
1:56 PM — The San Francisco Giants have become the first professional sports team in the US to join the It Gets Better campaign against homophobic bullying. More than 6,000 people signed a Change.org petition asking the baseball team to join the initiative.
16th May 2011
Rugby star Ben Cohen quits to fight for gay rights 38
5:53 PM — England rugby union star Ben Cohen is retiring to become a gay rights activist. The player, whose last team was Sale, has set up a foundation to tackle homophobia and bullying.
US basketball chief Rick Welts announces he’s gay 12
2:30 PM — Rick Welts, the president and chief executive of US basketball team Phoenix Suns, has come out. He made the announcement in a newspaper interview this weekend.
9th May 2011
US Olympic official quits over gay marriage comments 17
5:52 PM — Former Olympic gymnast Peter Vidmar has resigned as the chef du mission of the US 2012 team after anger over comments he made about gay marriage. In 2008, Mr Vidmar, a Mormon, joined the fight against California's gay marriage law.
6th May 2011
Gay footballer Anton Hysen on coming out 63
11:47 AM — The world's only openly gay footballer, Anton Hysen, says others in the closet should not worry about fans' reactions. The Swedish star, 20, came out earlier this year, declaring that it was "f**ked up" that no other players had done so.