9th September 2013
FIFA to urge Qatar to relax anti-gay legislation ahead of 2022 World Cup 26
6:19 PM — The international football governing body FIFA's taskforce is to put pressure on Qatar to relax its anti-gay legislation ahead of hosting the 2022 World Cup.
3rd September 2013
Openly gay Hope Powell sacked as England women’s football coach 6
3:36 PM — The openly gay coach of the women's England football team has been sacked following bad results at the Euro 2013 competition, despite becoming known for drastically raising the profile of England women's football.
14th August 2013
Peter Tatchell: What is it with football and homophobia? 24
2:05 PM — With the imminent return of the UK football Premier League season, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell asks if we are any closer to witnessing the arrival of another openly gay British professional footballer.
6th August 2013
Caroline Lucas: The FA needs to take action against the anti-gay abuse faced by Brighton fans 20
7:35 PM — After several Brighton supporters were subjected to anti-gay abuse by Leeds United fans at the weekend, Green MP Caroline Lucas has told PinkNews she will be raising the issue with the FA.
Professional Footballers’ Association issues advice to players on homophobic language 1
5:18 PM — Every single footballer in the Premier League and Football League will be requested to attend a session this season to receive guidance on homophobic language and where banter oversteps the mark.
30th July 2013
Anti-discrimination group chairman: I resigned from the FA because I was frustrated about how abuse was dealt with
11:34 AM — The chairman of the FA's anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has launched a new campaign to tackle homophobia and other discrimination, and urged clubs to do more to support players who report abuse.
24th May 2013
Blackburn Rovers footballer charged with making a homophobic gesture at Brighton fans
3:16 PM — Blackburn Rovers footballer Colin Kazim-Richards has been charged with making a homophobic gesture to Brighton and Hove Albion fans.
30th April 2013
John Amaechi: The NBA is light years ahead of British football when it comes to dealing with gay players 8
11:05 AM — British football still has a long way to go in accepting gay players, retired basketball star John Amaechi has said.
25th April 2013
Romanian football club asked to prove it’s not homophobic with patron saying gays ‘must be kept in enclosures’ 14
4:00 PM — The European Court of Justice has criticised Romanian football club, Steaua Bucarest, over years of homophobic comments from its patron and former MEP George Becali.
15th April 2013
Joey Barton to appear before French FA committee following transphobic tweets 8
2:05 PM — Joey Barton is set to learn if he faces a ban over a string of comments – including some of a transphobic nature – he made about rival player Thiago Silva.
28th March 2013
West Ham footballer Matt Jarvis: People ask my wife if I’m gay because of my Attitude magazine shoot 32
6:59 PM — West Ham footballer Matt Jarvis says posing topless for Attitude magazine has meant that people have asked his wife about his sexuality.
11th March 2013
Nigerian Football Federation says it hasn’t banned lesbians from professional football 1
3:05 PM — The Nigerian Football Federation says lesbians have not been banned from playing in the West African country following recent reports.
7th March 2013
FIFA investigates claims that lesbians have been banned from playing professional football in Nigeria 9
2:15 PM — Following the comments of the chair of the Nigeria Women Football League, FIFA has written to the Nigerian Football Association over reports that lesbians have been banned from football in the west African country.
25th February 2013
Comment: The loss of Robbie Rogers should shame football into action 6
3:43 PM — Fears for the wellbeing of an out gay footballer may be overrated, but Robbie Rogers' retirement shows we've been spectators to bigotry and stupidity for too long, writes Adrian Tippetts for PinkNews.co.uk
14th February 2013
UK: Blackburn Rovers footballer accused of making anti-gay insults during Brighton game 16
11:18 AM — Police have launched an investigation after complaints that Blackburn Rovers’ Colin Kazim-Richards was involved in a homophobic incident during an away match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
21st December 2012
Ex-Chelsea footballer: Me homophobic? Have you seen my hairstyle! 24
1:47 PM — Despite facing an 11-match ban for spitting and for anti-gay behaviour, ex-Chelsea Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles claims he can’t be homophobic, due to his hairstyle.
Football Association Chairman: ‘No player should fear coming out as gay’ 9
1:25 AM — The Chairman of the FA, David Bernstein, has said that no football player should fear coming out of the closet, following a decision by the governing body to tackle discrimination.
18th December 2012
Liverpool midfielder Suso fined £10,000 by FA for calling teammate ‘gay’ 17
4:13 PM — Liverpool's Suso has been fined £10,000 by the Football Association for calling teammate Jose Enrique “gay” after the player tweeted a photo of Enrique having his teeth whitened.
13th September 2012
German gay footballer refuses to come out because of safety fears 37
11:54 AM — A top German footballer says he fears attacks from fans and even by other footballers if he goes public about his sexuality.
11th September 2012
Footballer says UK gay players ‘frightened’ to come out due to ‘media’ pressure 10
4:21 PM — York City FC player Clarke Carlisle has given an exclusive interview to the Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GSFN) where he discusses homophobia in the sport and the possibility of gay players coming out publicly.