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  • 13th June 2012

    Italian footballer ‘regrets’ hoping there were no gays in Euro 2012 team 40

    Antonio Cassano said he did not mean to offend anyone

    11:03 AM — An Italian striker has apologised after telling a press conference he hoped there were no gay men in his team at the Euro 2012 football championships.

  • 16th January 2012

    Call for rainbow flags as Australian Open starts 4

    The call is for a "dignified and colourful" protest

    12:49 PM — As the Australian Open began today, a group is calling for fans to raise rainbow flags to protest in a "peaceful, non-disruptive" way against anti-gay comments made by former tennis champion Margaret Court. Flag-owners are being called on after the former world number one made inflammatory comments about gays last month.

  • 7th January 2011

    Figure skater Johnny Weir announces he’s gay 28

    Johnny Weir said he was "not ashamed" about who he is (Photo: David W Carmichael)

    11:45 AM — The US figure skater Johnny Weir has announced he is gay. The three-time US champion has refused to clarify his sexual orientation until now and previously said he did not want to label himself.

  • 1st November 2010

    Trans woman crowned UK Scrabble champion 10

    The Scrabble UK championship was held in London

    5:56 PM — A trans woman has been crowned the UK Scrabble champion in London. Mikki Nicholson, 32, only began playing the game five years ago. She beat former world champion Mark Nyman for the UK title.

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