21st April 2015
Transgender Scrabble champ took her own life to escape abuse, inquest hears
3:13 PM — An inquest into the death of a transgender Scrabble champion has heard that she received regular abuse on the streets of Carlisle.
23rd March 2015
Police ‘investigating’ MP who decriminalised homosexuality over historic sex abuse allegations 8
7:51 PM — Late Labour MP Leo Abse, who sponsored the bill decriminalising homosexuality, is being investigated in connection with sex abuse allegations.
7th September 2014
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova proposes to girlfriend at US Open 1
11:47 AM — Tennis champion Martina Navratilova has proposed to her long-term partner during a game at the US Open.
24th August 2014
Boxer Alex Arthur: I won’t say Kellie Maloney, he’s still just Frank to me 25
12:25 PM — Boxer champion Alex Arthur has said that he won't refer to his transgender former manager Kellie Maloney by her new name or gender.
13th June 2012
Italian footballer ‘regrets’ hoping there were no gays in Euro 2012 team 40
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
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
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
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.