23 December 2009
Rugby star Gareth Thomas’ relief at coming out
Gareth Thomas, the former Wales Rugby captain, has spoken of his relief at being able to come out.
19 December 2009
Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas reveals he’s gay
Gareth Thomas, the former Wales Rugby captain has come out as gay in an emotional interview with the Daily Mail.
10 December 2009
TUC announces new coalition to tackle homophobia in football
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has unveiled a new alliance to help stamp out homophobia in football.
4 December 2009
Gay hurling star wins book award
Donal Og Cusack, the Irish hurling star who came out in his autobiography, has won a prestigious award for the book.
3 November 2009
Danish club fires footballer for ‘I hate gays’ comment
Polish goalkeeper Arek Onyszko has been fired by FC Midtjylland, a Danish football club, for making homophobic comments in his autobiography.
2 November 2009
Debate looks at homophobia in football
Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, concluded its One Game, One Community weeks of action campaign last week with an event at Brighton and Hove Albion FC to debate the issue of homophobia in football
28 October 2009
NFL star Larry Johnson suspended for anti-gay slurs
American football star Larry Johnson has been suspended for allegedly making homophobic comments on Twitter.
23 October 2009
Brighton event to address homophobia in football
Kick It Out, the Football Association's group for tackling homophobia and racism, is holding an event next week to discuss the problem of homophobia in football.
23 October 2009
Comment: Guilty bystanders and alpha male eunuchs
Efforts to kick homophobia out of football will go nowhere if players and fans don’t have the balls to stand up to the bigots, Adrian Tippetts argues.
22 October 2009
Gay Scottish football club celebrates Stonewall award nomination
HotScots FC has been nominated for Sports Award of the Year at the annual Stonewall awards.
20 October 2009
Gay Irish hurling star says family have been hurt by homophobic slurs
Dónal Óg Cusack, the hurling star who recently revealed he was gay, has said his mother will not attend his matches because of the homophobic abuse she hears.
19 October 2009
Irish sports star Dónal Óg Cusack reveals he’s gay
Top Irish hurler Dónal Óg Cusack has come out.
14 October 2009
French Muslim football side kicked out of league in row over gay team
A Muslim football team who initially refused to play against a gay team and then appeared to back down have been kicked out of their league.
12 October 2009
French Muslim football team will play against gay side
A French Muslim team who apparently refused to play against a gay side have said the row was a "misunderstanding".
6 October 2009
French gay football club snubbed by Muslim team
A gay football club in France is protesting after a Muslim side refused to play against it.
30 September 2009
Cleveland, Ohio, chosen to host Gay Games 2014
The Ohio city of Cleveland has been picked to host the 2014 Gay Games, beating Boston and Washington DC.
24 September 2009
Bullfighter to advertise gay drink on cape
A Spanish matador has agreed to advertise a drink aimed at gay men in the ring.
24 September 2009
Should gay sports stars come out of the closet?
Sport has been close to the top of the gay news agenda for several months, with the publication of Stonewall's report of homphobia in football and a PinkNews.co.uk series of stories on the issue, including an exclusive interview with PR guru Max Clifford.
17 September 2009
Football Association chief promises to prioritise tackling homophobia
Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has promised to make tackling homophobia in the game a priority.
16 September 2009
Fans cleared of homophobic chants at footballer Sol Campbell
A 14-year-old boy and a 42-year-old man who were found guilty of shouting "disgusting" homophobic abuse at footballer Sol Campbell have had their convictions overturned.