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.
6th July 2014
Legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe to address sexuality in Parkinson interview 44
1:28 PM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe will address his sexuality in an interview with Michael Parkinson next week.
28th June 2014
CNN host Richard Quest: My worst fears never materialised after coming out 1
10:44 AM — CNN host Richard Quest says his fears about being openly gay in public life "never materialised" into reality.
27th June 2014
US: News anchor outs Apple CEO during live discussion 1
5:21 PM — A CNBC news anchor outed Apple CEO Tim Cook during a live panel discussion, despite him never publicly addressing his sexuality.
21st June 2014
US: Newly-out Democrat leads Maine Pride parade 2
7:38 PM — A Maine Democrat who came out as gay last year has marshalled the state's biggest Pride parade for the first time.
16th June 2014
Adam Lambert: Sam Smith not used to people ‘dissecting’ his sexuality 4
7:29 PM — Adam Lambert has said that fellow singer Sam Smith is struggling with his sexuality being "dissected" in the media.
13th June 2014
Video: WWE legend Pat Patterson comes out as gay 6
6:05 PM — WWE wrestling legend Pat Patterson has revealed that he is gay, after over 50 years in the closet.
8th June 2014
Israel: Group says two thirds of Orthodox gays are married to women 15
8:26 PM — A gay Orthodox organisation has claimed that two thirds of Orthodox gay men are married to women and leading a double life.
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.
5th June 2014
Closeted footballer: Teammates refused to shower naked after they found out I was gay 42
9:38 PM — An anonymous gay footballer has spoken about his decision to remain in the closet, claiming his teammates refused to shower naked once they discovered his sexuality.
4th June 2014
US: Washington students cheer principal after he comes out during Pride speech 4
10:41 PM — The principal of a Washington high school was loudly cheered by his students, after coming out during a Pride speech.
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
Tegan and Sara: We choose to be visible to inspire others 2
7:23 PM — Lesbian twin pop duo Tegan and Sara have opened up about their childhood, in a video for the It Got Better campaign.
28th May 2014
Sam Smith comes out: My album is about a guy I fell in love with 5
8:35 PM — Sam Smith has opened up about his sexuality, revealing that his album was inspired when he fell in love with a man.
27th May 2014
La Roux: I don’t feel man or woman, gay or straight 5
10:27 PM — La Roux has said she does not feel comfortable openly labelling her sexuality, and embraces androgyny because she doesn't feel man or woman.
Robert De Niro on gay father: ‘I wish we had spoken about it much more’ 23
9:43 PM — Robert De Niro has opened up about his gay father, the artist Robert De Niro Sr, saying he wishes they had spoken about his sexuality more.
Alabama football coach: I’ve been on teams with gay players before 1
9:13 PM — The head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide has said he would have "no problem" recruiting a gay player, because he has been on teams with "folks like that" before.
26th May 2014
Ian McKellen: Gay people relate to the struggles faced by mutants in X-Men 15
6:43 PM — Veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen has said he thinks gay people can relate to the struggles faced by mutants in X-Men.
Lord Browne: BP should send gay employees to Russia to push for change 3
6:35 PM — The former CEO of British Petroleum, Lord Browne, has said the company could send gay employees into countries like Russia which have anti-gay laws.
25th May 2014
UK: Sam Smith hints at sexuality in new music video 6
4:17 PM — Singer-songwriter Sam Smith has addressed rumours about his sexuality in a new music video.