5th December 2012
Joey Barton threatens to sue Daily Mail over ‘gay hero’ article 61
4:05 PM — Footballer Joey Barton says he may sue the Daily Mail newspaper after it published an article that suggested he should become football’s “gay hero”.
30th November 2012
Liverpool footballer Suso brands teammate ‘gay’ for having teeth whitened 24
4:07 PM — Liverpool footballer Suso has described his fellow teammate Jose Enrique as “gay” after he was pictured having his teeth whitened.
Gareth Southgate: Gay footballers ‘would be accepted’ in the dressing room 23
1:20 PM — Former England international Gareth Southgate believes footballers are ready to accept gay players in the dressing room.
26th November 2012
Manchester United’s Anders Lindegaard: Gay people need an out football star 14
2:11 PM — The Manchester United player Anders Lindegaard has called on closeted gay football players to come out because “gay people need a hero”.
23rd November 2012
Scottish footballer who called bar staff ‘poofs’ fined £800 14
7:24 PM — A Scottish footballer charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh has been fined £800.
12th November 2012
Ex-footballer: Gay rumours ‘hurt’ my career 16
5:56 PM — Ian Bishop, a former footballer who played for Everton and Manchester City, says gossip about his sexuality may have undermined his chances of being selected to play for his country at the top level.
US: Soccer player fined, suspended, and given sensitivity training for using gay slur 10
1:28 AM — The highest level governing body in US soccer has punished a player who used a gay slur against another player during a match on Thursday.
5th November 2012
US: Chris Kluwe quits blog because of anti-equal marriage editorial 7
11:44 PM — NFL player, Chris Kluwe, has quit his blog at an online daily newspaper, due to an editorial published by the site's editors which, he said, expresses an anti-equal marriage stance which goes against the political neutrality it claims to have.
24th October 2012
Chris Kluwe: First openly gay NFL player will have ‘biggest marketing opportunity in 50 years’ 1
9:58 PM — Equal marriage advocate and NFL Football player, Chris Kluwe has spoken about the possible marketing and endorsement opportunities, surrounding the first openly gay NFL player, whoever that may be.
23rd October 2012
Q&A: Swedish gay footballer Anton Hysen 12
4:52 PM — Anton Hysen, the world’s only openly gay professional footballer, says his life has changed dramatically for the better, following his decision to come out eighteen months ago.
11th October 2012
US: NFL player starts controversy by tweeting a gay ‘joke’ 32
9:43 PM — An NFL football player in the US has been the subject of heavy criticism, after tweeting a joke which was considered by many as homophobic.
10th October 2012
Scotland: Footballer’s homophobic assault trial begins
12:30 PM — A Scottish footballer “disguised” himself to get into a nightclub and then hurled homophobic abuse at workers who threw him out, a court has heard.
2nd October 2012
US: Football player voices opposition to equal marriage, says ‘marriage is in trouble’ 50
12:27 AM — The question of NFL players being allowed to speak out in favour of equal marriage has been a contentious issue recently, and those opposed to the idea are beginning to voice their opinions too.
23rd September 2012
Chris Kluwe: There’s a shift occuring in the NFL right now 7
5:52 PM — An NFL footballer has spoken out again, since sending an impassioned letter to a delegate who had asked for a fellow footballer in Baltimore to be silenced over his pro-equal marriage stance.
17th September 2012
Clarke Carlisle: First UK gay footballer can expect a ‘commercial windfall’ 10
4:50 PM — Clarke Carlisle, the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, has told Inside Sport that the first English footballer to reveal that he is gay can expect to receive a commercial windfall from doing so.
13th September 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo: 70 percent of NFL players support equal marriage 6
9:11 PM — NFT football player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, was the focus of a recent controversy, when his club was asked to silence his advocacy of equal marriage rights, and he has now spoken out again saying that a large percentage of NFL players feel the same as he does.
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.
12th September 2012
US: Coach allegedly kicked player off college team for kissing his boyfriend 35
12:31 AM — A college football player in the US has spoken out after he was allegedly kicked off his team for kissing his boyfriend at a match he attended.
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.
21st August 2012
Surrey FA team up with Pride Sports 2
3:33 PM — The Surrey Football Association have tamed up with Pride Sports with a view to help combat homophobia in sports and encourge LGBT people who wish to participate in football.