8 May 2012
US gymnastics hopeful comes out as gay ahead of Olympics
US gymnast Josh Dixon has come out during his bid to represent the US at the London Olympics this year in a move which would make him the country's first openly gay gymnast at the competition.
8 May 2012
Wrestler apologises for telling man ‘sickened’ by gays to kill himself
US wrestling champion CM Punk has apologised after telling a Twitter user who was 'sickened' by the idea of homosexuality to kill himself.
4 May 2012
JC Penny releases pro-gay ad, under fire from One Million Moms
The US retailer, JC Penney (JCP), is under fire from the anti-gay group, One Million Moms, for the second time this year, after the retailer released a pro-gay ad featuring a lesbian couple with a child.
3 May 2012
Tennis stars Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong sign anti-homophobia Sports Charter
British tennis champions have signed up to the government's Sports Charter on tackling homophobia and transphobia in sport.
28 April 2012
Ray-Ban campaign features gay couple
The eyewear designer, Ray-Ban, has introduced an advertisement that features a gay couple holding hands as part of their 75th anniversary campaign.
25 April 2012
Germany: Gay golfers to return for eighth annual tournament later this year
Europe’s largest gay and lesbian golf tournament, the German-Rainbow-Open, will return for an eighth year this September.
19 April 2012
‘Out’ magazine lays off its entire editorial team
The US-based gay lifestyle 'Out,' will lay off its entire editorial staff with one month's severance as of tomorrow, Capital New York reports.
18 April 2012
Matthew Mitcham happy to be seen as an LGBT icon
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.
13 April 2012
Analysis: The multi-million pound ‘gay divorce’
Brenda Long writes that though civil partners can be assured the principles of dissolution are the same as divorce, this brings its own set of issues.
10 April 2012
Video: New York University Athletics department makes It Gets Better film
New York University Athletics Department has released a poignant It Gets Better video to support the work of the Trevor Project.
4 April 2012
Welsh council hopeful apologises after comparing rugby with gay porn
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.
3 April 2012
German football club bans fans for anti-gay sign
A German football club has banned fans who displayed a homophobic banner from the stands during a league match.
2 April 2012
Comment: What is ‘gay’?
As we abandon terms like 'gay marriage,' and seek greater equality and assimilation in society, Edmund Broch asks a question that is all the more fundamental.
1 April 2012
Schwarzenegger to replace Mickey Rourke as gay rugby player Gareth Thomas in film
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.
30 March 2012
Connecticut man alleges past gay relationship with American baseball star
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.
30 March 2012
Nepal to host national LGBT games
This September, Nepal is set to host the country's first - and indeed Asia's first - national games for LGBT persons.
28 March 2012
US footballer suspended and fined for homophobic tweet
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.
27 March 2012
New play about gay boxer to open at Albany Theatre
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.
26 March 2012
Mickey Rourke pulls out of Gareth Thomas biopic
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.
26 March 2012
Video: French footballers’ ‘kiss’ goes viral and sparks new discussion about homophobia on the pitch
A video clip of two French international footballers apparently kissing in front of a packed stadium has gone viral and entranced the French media.