23rd February 2014
Jason Collins signs deal to become first openly-gay, active NBA player 7
8:56 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins on Sunday evening signed a deal to officially become the first openly-gay active player in the NBA.
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.
21st February 2014
US: Former Dallas Cowboys player Greg Ellis would be ‘uncomfortable’ with a gay teammate 13
4:22 PM — Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis spoke recently on the topic of NFL's Michael Sam's coming out, saying he would feel "uncomfortable" with a gay teammate.
17th February 2014
Rosie O’Donnell blocked from coming out in 1992 Cosmopolitan interview for ‘protection’
7:12 PM — Comedian and actor Rosie O'Donnell has revealed that she attempted to come out as gay back in 1992 in a magazine interview, but that she was blocked from doing so in order to "protect" her.
Duncan James: ‘My mum was surprised that I got a girl pregnant after I came out as gay’ 13
3:43 PM — Singer Duncan James has spoken about coming out to his mother in Los Angeles, and her surprise when he revealed he was having a child after he came out.
Obama applauds gay Missouri football player Michael Sam for coming out 2
2:20 PM — President Barack Obama has praised University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay ahead of a critical moment in his career.
14th February 2014
Michael Sam’s father: Anti-gay comments were ‘terribly misquoted’ 15
4:56 PM — Michael Sam's father has said that he was 'terribly misquoted' in a recent interview in which he made negative statements about his son's sexuality.
Video: Eastenders’ Sam Strike ‘helped people to come out’ through character revealing he is gay 4
2:50 PM — Eastenders actor Sam Strike, who plays new gay character Johnny Carter in Eastenders has said he has had letters saying his on-screen coming out "helped people to come out" as gay, and that it was "worth it.
12th February 2014
NFL star: ‘Football is not ready’ for gay player Michael Sam 8
5:37 PM — Giants star Terrell Thomas has said that football 'isn't ready' for gay player Michael Sam.
US: Father of footballer Michael Sam says he ‘couldn’t eat’ after his son came out 20
11:34 AM — The father of NFL hopeful Michael Sam has expressed displeasure about his son's coming out, saying "I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment."
11th February 2014
T-Pain: I know rappers who won’t work with Frank Ocean ‘because he is gay’ 4
6:23 PM — Rapper T-Pain has expressed his distaste at his claims that rap artists will not work with singer Frank Ocean since he revealed that his first love was a man.
Video: Jon Stewart brilliantly sums up the Michael Sam NFL situation
5:51 PM — Missouri All American and NFL draft hopeful Michael Sam came out as gay in interviews on Sunday, and Jon Stewart has already weighed in on the situation - in the most succinct and eloquent way possible.
90s Pop icon Kavana comes out as gay and is ‘almost embarrassed’ for taking so long 11
2:29 PM — 90s pop icon Kavana has revealed that he is gay in a new interview.
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.
31st January 2014
Eastenders star Danny Dyer: I’m proud I’ve helped gay men to come out 6
1:41 PM — Danny Dyer says he’s proud that his recent storyline in Eastenders has helped gay men to be open with their sexuality.
28th January 2014
Former Arsenal goalkeeper: Coming out ‘would be nuts’ because football ‘is a man’s sport’ 36
6:53 PM — Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says gay footballers should stay in the closet.
25th January 2014
Football fans on gay semi-pro player coming out: ‘If you live in the real world, it’s not an issue’ 10
8:17 AM — Fans of Gainsborough Trinity, the team of a recently out semi-professional footballer, have offered a supportive response to his announcement that he is gay.
21st January 2014
Famous Kenyan author comes out as gay in birthday article 10
11:56 AM — A prominent author in Kenya has come out as gay, in a country where homosexuality remains illegal.
14th January 2014
Semi-professional UK footballer Liam Davis comes out as gay 36
8:12 PM — Following in the lead of former Premier League footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger last week, semi-professional player Liam Davis has also announced that he is gay.
11th January 2014
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler: Being gay in football isn’t a problem now 31
4:28 PM — Former star Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler who has in the past been accused of homophobic taunting, has said he thinks it "wouldn't be a problem" for a footballer to be openly gay now.