26th May 2015
Michael Sam: I’m not trying to do anything historic, just play football 5
7:36 PM — Out gay American Football player Michael Sam has said he is not trying to "do anything historic" by playing, but that he just wants to get on with it.
7th May 2015
This American football player punched a gay couple for kissing and got dropped 27
6:10 PM — An American football player in the US has been dropped from his team after attacking a gay couple simply because they kissed in the street.
30th March 2015
Bisexual NFL player: ‘Michael Sam does not speak for all gay men’ 69
9:46 AM — A bisexual player in the NFL has attacked Michael Sam, saying he does not "speak for all gay men".
26th January 2015
US: Police officer under investigation for writing about ‘faggots’ and ‘fudgepackers’ on Facebook 9
6:43 PM — A police officer in the US state of Arkansas was investigated after posting "fudgepackers" and "faggots" comments on Facebook about sports team fans.
24th November 2014
NFL star Michael Sam: I regret coming out publicly 10
1:21 PM — Out NFL star Michael Sam has spoken of his regrets about the way he came out.
13th October 2014
US: High school football players charged with sexual assault over ‘hazing’ ritual 35
7:49 PM — Seven members of a high school American football team have been charged with sex crimes - for involvement in a 'hazing' ritual which allegedly saw men penetrated against their will.
15th September 2014
US: Minnesota Vikings reinstate coach after homophobia ban 1
8:57 AM — NFL team the Minnesota Vikings have reinstated a coach who was suspended for three games for using an anti-gay slur.
14th August 2014
US: American Football player announces he is gay 4
2:55 PM — Arizona State University offensive lineman Edward Sarafin is the first active Division I Football player to come out as gay
19th May 2014
NFL commentator: Michael Sam will inspire more players to come out 3
9:10 PM — Speaking exclusively to PinkNews.co.uk, NFL pundit Neil Reynolds talks about how Michael Sam's historic drafting has impacted the sport
18th May 2014
Poll: 47% of Americans think Michael Sam kiss was inappropriate for TV 93
1:54 PM — 47 percent of Americans think that it was 'inappropriate' for Michael Sam's kiss with his boyfriend to be broadcast on TV.
12th May 2014
NFL player fined after tweeting Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend was ‘horrible’ 14
2:55 PM — Miami Dolphins star Don Jones has been fined and temporarily suspended from team practice and activities after described Michael Sam's public, same-sex kiss as "horrible" on Twitter.
11th May 2014
Michael Sam celebrates NFL draft by kissing boyfriend on TV 26
11:25 AM — Gay footballer Michael Sam celebrated his historic draft to the St Louis Rams, by kissing his boyfriend on live TV.
10th May 2014
Michael Sam could become the NFL’s first openly gay player today 1
3:13 PM — If drafted to an NFL team today in rounds 4-7, Michael Sam would become the first openly gay player in the league.
7th May 2014
Michael Sam is ‘nervous and excited’ about NFL draft this week 2
7:59 PM — Openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of being drafted by a team this Thursday.
5th May 2014
Poll: Two thirds of NFL fans think Michael Sam’s sexuality does not matter 1
9:15 PM — Many have speculated on the possible effect of NFL hopeful Michael Sam coming out as gay earlier this year, but two thirds of fans now think it will have no effect on his career.
4th May 2014
NFL Hall of Famers: Michael Sam will be accepted for who he is
4:31 PM — Several legendary NFL players have spoken out in support of gay player Michael Sam, who is tipped to be drafted next week.
27th March 2014
Former NFL player vows to crack down on locker room issues for gay players
6:50 PM — A former NFL player has vowed to tackle issues faced in the locker room by gay players, and said in his career, he played alongside various openly gay players.
Swedish American Football player comes out as gay 2
4:33 PM — A Swedish American Football player has come out, saying he wanted to inspire any young LGBT people who feel like they don't belong.
10th March 2014
Gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam releases rainbow range of #StandWithSam t-shirts 2
6:57 PM — Recently out gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has announced a new range of clothing and accessories featuring rainbow logos and 'Stand with Sam', and 'SamStrong' slogans.
6th March 2014
US: Fox Sports channel charged with discrimination for firing anti-gay pundit 7
9:53 PM — Fox Sports Southwest has been charged with religious discrimination for firing a pundit over his anti-gay views.