30th December 2008
Top players to speak out against homophobia in FA video 7
11:49 AM — The Football Association has agreed to organise and fund a video / DVD featuring premier league players speaking out against homophobia. The idea was put to the FA several months ago by Peter Tatchell of the gay human rights group OutRage!, as way of challenging the anti-gay abuse hurled by fans at players like Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell.
16th December 2008
Olympic champion diver named as influential gay Australian 1
5:53 PM — Matthew Mitcham has been included on a list of 25 influential gay and lesbian Australians.
15th December 2008
Three men bailed over homophobic abuse at Tottenham game
4:49 PM — Police in Portsmouth investigating indecent chanting at a football match have questioned three more people.
11th December 2008
Two men questioned over Sol Campbell abuse
3:12 PM — Two men have been arrested, questioned and bailed after police in Hampshire released images of 16 people wanted for questioning about homophobic and racist abuse directed towards footballer Sol Campbell.
10th December 2008
Men sought by police in connection with homophobic chanting at Portsmouth game 1
1:49 PM — Police in Portsmouth have released photos of sixteen people they want to trace in connection with racist and homophobic chanting at a football match.
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.
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.
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.