15th August 2014
West Ham bosses urge fans not to use homophobic chants at Premier League games 4
5:51 PM — A co-chair and a shareholder of West Ham football club have urged fans to avoid using homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs at Premier League matches.
9th August 2014
Thousands converge on Cleveland, Ohio for 9th Gay Games 5
8:04 PM — Thousands are heading for Cleveland, Ohio, for the opening ceremony of the 9th Gay Games.
7th August 2014
Speed skater Blake Skjellerup: There were no role models for me as a young gay sportsman 3
2:58 PM — Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup has said that he had no role models he could positively relate to while he was struggling with his sexuality.
22nd July 2014
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black are safely on their way back home 13
2:23 PM — Tom Daley and boyfriend Dustin Lance Black along with 300 other Virgin Atlantic passengers and crew are returning to the UK after yesterday’s emergency landing in Russia.
19th July 2014
India’s top female sprinter banned from Commonwealth Games over testosterone levels 11
11:29 AM — An Indian sprinter has been banned from the Commonwealth games because she naturally exhibits high testosterone levels.
13th July 2014
Internet reacts to Olympic champion Ian Thorpe coming out 10
4:12 PM — Following Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe revealing that he is gay, social media has been flooded with broadly-supportive messages.
8th July 2014
Former NFL player comes out, cites Jason Collins and Michael Sam as inspiration
4:10 PM — A former NFL player has come out as gay, citing “athletes like Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Brian Sims” for giving him the strength to accept his sexuality alongside his identity as an athlete.
8th June 2014
Michael Sam: My teammates respect me, no problems with the Rams 1
3:33 PM — Openly gay football player Michael Sam has said he is having no problems at all fitting in with the St Louis Rams.
2nd June 2014
Australian rules football player comes out: ‘I’m not sure if sports are ready for gay players’ 6
7:11 PM — An Australian rules footballer has come out as gay, admitting that he went off the idea of playing after he realised he is gay.
31st May 2014
Athlete: I was expelled from Christian college for being openly gay 33
4:14 PM — A gay athlete is claiming he was expelled from a private Christian college because of his sexuality.
29th May 2014
Canadian teenage Olympic luger comes out as gay 18
2:50 PM — On his 18th birthday, Canadian Olympian John Fennell has publicly come out as gay.
12th May 2014
Michael Sam second in NFL rookie jersey sales 5
7:04 PM — Sales of openly gay and newly drafted NFL defensive end Michael Sam's jersey are second to only one other rookie player.
NFL’s Michael Sam could still be sacked for being gay under Missouri law 8
12:58 PM — Despite being an unlikely potential turn of events, newly-drafted St Louis Rams defensive linesman Michael Sam could be sacked by the team under Missouri law.
11th May 2014
Michael Sam makes history as first openly gay NFL player 10
12:03 AM — Michael Sam has made history, becoming the first openly gay player on an NFL team, as he joins the St Louis Rams in the final stage of the draft.
9th May 2014
Video: NFL hopeful Michael Sam lands Visa endorsement deal
8:05 PM — NFL hopeful Michael Sam has proven that being openly gay has not affected his chances of an endorsement, landing a deal with Visa.
25th April 2014
Former NFL player: I played with six openly gay teammates in my career 2
5:25 PM — A former NFL player has again spoken out about having played with several openly gay teammates during his career.
15th April 2014
Golfer who agrees that being gay is ‘an open rebellion to God’ wins Masters 15
5:52 PM — A golfer who voiced his support for a sports analyst who said gay NBA player Jason Collins' coming out was an "open rebellion to God" has won the Masters.
9th April 2014
US University basketball player comes out: ‘I don’t want to hide and be someone I’m not’ 10
5:29 PM — A basketball player at the University of Massachusetts has become the first first division men's basketball player to come out as gay.
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.
24th March 2014
Bayern Munich faces stadium part-closure as punishment for ‘gay Gunners’ banner
12:20 PM — German football team Bayern Munich has been subjected to a part closure of its stadium after some fans displayed a banner with the words "gay Gunners" during a match against Arsenal.