18th April 2012
Matthew Mitcham happy to be seen as an LGBT icon 12
11:30 PM — The Australian Olympic champion, Matthew Mitcham, has said that he's happy to be seen as an icon for the LGBT community, and did not mind the attention that would be drawn to his personal life as a result.
10th April 2012
Video: New York University Athletics department makes It Gets Better film 8
10:37 PM — New York University Athletics Department has released a poignant It Gets Better video to support the work of the Trevor Project. The film was made with the blessing of the university and was directed by Jay Hayes, the captain of the men's volleyball team.
4th April 2012
Welsh council hopeful apologises after comparing rugby with gay porn 45
9:22 AM — A Labour council candidate in Wales has apologised for a series of tweets that left him accused of sexism and one which jokingly compared rugby with gay porn.
3rd April 2012
German football club bans fans for anti-gay sign 7
10:19 AM — A German football club has banned fans who displayed a homophobic banner from the stands during a league match.
1st April 2012
Schwarzenegger to replace Mickey Rourke as gay rugby player Gareth Thomas in film 40
12:01 AM — Following Mickey Rourke's decision to pull out of his role as gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic, Arnold Schwarzenegger has emerged as his replacement to star in the film. The film charting the life of Britain’s first openly gay rugby player was dreamed up by Rourke in a London pub after he lost an arm wrestling challenge with some gay rugby players. Rourke said: “There was an article about Gareth Thomas. I met Gareth and said [to him] I wanna make your life story”.
30th March 2012
Connecticut man alleges past gay relationship with American baseball star 21
12:08 PM — A man in Hartford, Connecticut is being investigated by the police after allegedly threatening Carl Pavano, an American baseball star who plays for Minnesota Twins, with the revelation that the pair had an gay relationship in high school.
Nepal to host national LGBT games 10
10:04 AM — This September, Nepal is set to host the country's first - and indeed Asia's first - national games for LGBT persons.
28th March 2012
US footballer suspended and fined for homophobic tweet 11
8:56 PM — Colin Clark, the Houston Dynamo midfielder who was heard using an offensive homophobic slur against a ball boy, has been suspended for three games and given an undisclosed fine by Major League Soccer.
27th March 2012
New play about gay boxer to open at Albany Theatre 3
5:19 PM — A new high-impact, one-man show about a boxer facing his toughest opponent yet - his sexuality - is set to open at the Albany Theatre in Deptford, south-east London, having won five 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe.
26th March 2012
Mickey Rourke pulls out of Gareth Thomas biopic 30
12:07 PM — Mickey Rourke has pulled out of his role as gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic after suffering problems during his stunt training for the film.
Video: French footballers’ ‘kiss’ goes viral and sparks new discussion about homophobia on the pitch 29
11:19 AM — A video clip of two French international footballers apparently kissing in front of a packed stadium has gone viral and entranced the French media. After scoring a goal in a friendly match against Germany, Olivier Giroud appeared to grab his teammate Mathieu Debuchy's face and kiss him on the lips.
24th March 2012
American footballer apologises for gay slur 14
8:43 PM — Colin Clark, the midfielder for Houston Dynamo, has apologised for using a homophobic slur against a ball boy, who refused to throw the ball back to him during Friday’s game with the Seattle Sounders.
22nd March 2012
New anti-homophobia Sports Charter logo unveiled 5
4:03 PM — The logo for the government's pro-LGBT sports initiative was unveiled today, coinciding with the anniversary of the Sports Charter's launch.
19th March 2012
Gay sport figures among Olympics torch-bearers 14
3:26 PM — 7,300 torch-bearers were named this morning and will carry the flame for 70 days and 8,000 through the UK in July ahead of the opening of the Olympics on 27 July.
Groups’ caution over John Fashanu claims brother ‘was not gay but wanted attention’ 81
10:04 AM — Groups have warned that the late footballer should not be "put back in" the closet and ensure that support is on hand for anyone in a similar situation.
6th March 2012
Olympics volunteers ‘quizzed on how to treat gays holding hands’ 58
5:40 PM — A quiz for Olympics volunteers which included advice on dealing with complaints about gays holding hands has been dubbed 'a bit patronising'.
Competition asks football fans to think up anti-homophobia effort 9
5:22 PM — After the end of its week-long Football v Homophobia 2012 initiative, the Justin Campaign is giving away a pair of tickets to an Arsenal match next week for the most innovative idea for involvement by football clubs in 2013.
FA fines Federico Macheda £15,000 for anti-gay tweet 15
10:39 AM — Footballer Federico Macheda has been fined £15,000 by the FA for an anti-gay tweet.
2nd March 2012
Newcastle United player fined £6,000 for anti-gay tweet 48
10:04 AM — Nile Ranger and Manny Smith have been fined for making anti-gay comments on Twitter.
1st March 2012
Video: Footballer’s Spanish ad ‘showed black men as animalistic homosexuals’ 38
9:50 AM — A Spanish insurance company has pulled an advert after accusations it was racist in its depiction of black people as 'stupid, backward, animalistic homosexuals'.