18th November 2014
Qatar to host 2019 World Athletics Championships despite anti-gay laws 10
3:00 PM — Qatar has been awarded the 2019 World Athletics Championships despite controversies around its anti-gay laws and human rights abuses linked to the 2022 World Cup.
4th September 2014
Sky Sports reporter finds support in footballers after coming out as gay 29
11:11 AM — A Sky Sports reporter has said he has received messages of support from many footballers and managers after coming out as gay in a magazine interview.
2nd September 2014
Australian Football League publicly declares support for same-sex marriage 1
8:48 AM — The Australian Football League (AFL), has publicly declared its support for same-sex marriage.
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.
7th March 2014
Trans woman sues for $2.5m after athletics event tells her to compete ‘as a man’ 37
9:46 PM — A trans woman is suing a fitness company for $2.5m, after being told she was not permitted to compete in a women's athletics competition.
22nd February 2014
NFL hopeful Michael Sam: I’m just a football player, not a ‘gay football player’ 16
10:21 PM — The NFL hopeful who looks set to be the first openly gay player to be drafted into a professional team this year said he hopes to be seen for his abilities, not his sexuality.
10th February 2014
Mississippi football player ‘looks down on gay football players’ including recently out Michael Sam 33
8:02 PM — Support has been pouring in for recently out gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam since he revealed he is gay in an interview on Sunday.
28th October 2013
NFL player made to apologise for anti-gay slur on live radio 3
5:59 PM — A former NFL player has come under heavy criticism, and was made to apologise live on air on a radio station, after he used a homophobic slur to describe a fellow former player.
18th September 2013
Everton FC announced as first Premier League team to wear rainbow laces against homophobia 6
5:52 PM — Everton FC has become the first Premier League football team to announce that its players will wear rainbow laces in support of an anti-homophobia campaign.
17th August 2013
Swedish athlete at Moscow Athletics Championship advised to change her rainbow painted nails 35
4:36 PM — The Swedish high jumper who painted her fingernails in the colours of the rainbow to campaign against anti-gay laws in Russia has been told she could be in violation of the code of conduct at the world championships.
14th August 2013
Russia: US track and field star dedicates Moscow silver medal to gay and lesbian friends 21
3:11 PM — A US athlete has become the first to speak out in favour of lesbian and gay people whilst competing on Russian soil, using his victory speech after winning silver, in protest against anti-gay laws passed in June.
6th July 2013
Gymnast Louis Smith: I’d go for Will Smith if I were gay because he’s very family orientated 23
8:09 PM — Artistic gymnast Louis Smith has spoken during an interview to say that he think it is easier for gay gymnasts to come out than other sports, and that he would go gay for Will Smith.
7th April 2013
US: Brendon Ayanbadejo speaks to Anderson Cooper about four NFL players coming out 2
8:04 PM — Former Baltimore Ravens player and equal marriage advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo has expanded on his announcement earlier this week that four NFL players might soon come out as gay.
3rd April 2013
US: University basketball coach fired for physical and homophobic abuse recorded on video 4
4:26 PM — The basketball coach at a New Jersey University has now been dismissed, despite an earlier decision that he would not be, following the release of a video which showed him subjecting players to physical and homophobic abuse.