19th October 2014
Former Cardiff City boss ‘to escape punishment’ over homophobic texts 13
1:53 PM — Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is likely to escape punishment from the Football Association over a string of homophobic texts, according to reports.
6th October 2014
FA encourages all fans and players to report homophobia 1
4:40 PM — The FA has put out a statement reminding all fans and players to report homophobia as and when it happens.
8th September 2014
Joey Barton: I don’t know if a football player will come out soon 9
12:04 PM — Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton says he doesn't know whether a football player would feel safe enough to come out as gay.
21st August 2014
Football manager vows to fight ‘shocking’ allegations of homophobia 2
6:48 PM — Football manager Malky Mackay has responded to allegations that he was involved in the sending of homophobic, racist and sexist texts, to say he will defend himself against accusations made against him.
17th August 2014
Lib Dem minister: We need zero tolerance for homophobia in football 7
2:08 PM — Liberal Democrat minister Stephen Williams has called for a zero tolerance approach to homophobia in football.
23rd June 2014
UK: FA appoints new chair to anti-discrimination panel 4
3:26 PM — The Football Association has appointed a new chair to its anti-discrimination panel, pledging to tackle the issue head on.
7th May 2014
Graeme Le Saux: A gay footballer would not suffer the same abuse as Justin Fashanu 6
2:49 PM — Former England defender Graeme Le Saux tells PinkNews it’s wrong to assume an openly gay premiership footballer would face the same amount of homophobic abuse as Justin Fashanu.
3rd March 2014
Sports Minister: We must do all we can to tackle homophobia in football 10
6:37 PM — Minister for Sport and Equalities Helen Grant has welcomed news that 15 out of 20 Premier League clubs are now supporting a leading anti-homophobia initiative.
Video: Children join in with chants of ‘do you take it up the arse, faggots’, at football matches 44
1:46 PM — Despite promises for a "robust prosecution policy" for dealing with homophobic football fans, a new investigation reveals frightening footage which includes small children joining in with chants of the word "faggot".
13th February 2014
FA: We are making progress in tackling homophobia 4
1:05 PM — The Football Association says it’s making significant progress in tackling homophobia.
7th January 2014
FA equality adviser who called gays ‘detestable’, resigns 46
7:32 PM — An ex-footballer who described gay people as "detestable", and who was appointed as an equality advisor to the Football Association (FA), has stepped down.
6th January 2014
Comment: The FA has a serious job of building trust with LGBT people 8
12:29 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts says the FA owes the LGBT community an apology for appointing Michael Johnson to its Inclusion Advisory Board - because of the ex-footballer's previous anti-gay comments.
3rd January 2014
Comment: FA appointing player who said gays are ‘detestable’ shows we have a long road to equality 8
5:59 PM — The Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, Ed Fordham, writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how the appointment of Michael Johnson as the FA's new equality adviser - despite previously making homophobic comments - shows the path to full LGBT equality has a long way to travel.
2nd January 2014
Football Association’s new Equality Adviser apologises for calling gays ‘detestable’ 135
9:37 PM — The Football Association's new Inclusion Advisory board member has apologised for telling the BBC that homosexuality is detestable. One of the board's primary roles is to tackle homophobia within the sport.
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.