2nd December 2014
Football pundit Stan Collymore slammed for ‘homophobic’ tweet 31
9:55 AM — Former footballer turned pundit Stan Collymore has been criticised by anti-homophobia groups for a tweet in which he used the word "fairies" to describe players who dive.
25th November 2014
FA launches new guidelines for trans players
11:49 AM — The FA has launched a new policy on transgender people playing football.
Robbie Rogers: I thought there would be more of a chain reaction when I came out as gay 15
11:47 AM — Former Leeds footballer Robbie Rogers was surprised his coming out did not lead to other sportspeople doing the same.
21st November 2014
Wigan Athletic loses sponsors over appointment of manager in ‘homophobic texts’ row 11
11:54 AM — Wigan Athletic football club has been dropped by two sponsors, after it appointed a new manager who is under investigation over an alleged string of homophobic texts.
19th November 2014
Stonewall CEO: ‘I know of gay footballers in the Premier League’ 12
3:52 PM — There are Premier League footballers who are gay but are too afraid to come out publicly, Ruth Hunt, the chief executive of gay rights charity Stonewall says.
Football boss under investigation for homophobic texts gets job interview at Wigan Athletic 4
12:40 PM — Wigan Athletic is interviewing former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay for its manager position - despite an ongoing FA investigation over an alleged string of homophobic texts.
14th November 2014
Gay footballer Robbie Rogers gets ‘multi-year’ contract with LA Galaxy 3
2:53 PM — Gay football player Robbie Rogers has signed a new contract extension with LA Galaxy, which will see him stay with the team for several years.
Qatar: We will find ‘creative’ solutions to gays at the World Cup 14
12:09 PM — The Qatari sports minister has claimed that his country will find "creative" solutions to gay people attending the world cup despite its ban on homosexuality.
England coach Stuart Lancaster condemns homophobic abuse against referee Nigel Owens 1
10:27 AM — England Coach Stuart Lancaster has said applauded the Rugby Football Union for taking a stance against reports of homophobic abuse against referee Nigel Owens.
13th November 2014
Anti-gay Qatar cleared by FIFA to host 2022 World Cup 9
12:25 PM — Qatar – a country notorious for its anti-gay laws – has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup by football’s governing body.
12th November 2014
Twickenham rugby fans accused of shouting homophobic abuse at referee Nigel Owens 9
1:31 PM — Rugby fans at recent match in Twickenham have been accused of directing homohpboic slurs at referee Nigel Owens.
5th November 2014
Football Association to host two one-day LGBT events 1
4:51 PM — The Football association is to host two practical and interactive one-day events on LGBT participation in football.
3rd November 2014
Ex-Rangers player Marvin Andrews: Gay people have a ‘spiritual sickness’ 37
12:00 PM — Former Rangers FC player Marvin Andrews has claimed that gay people have a "spiritual sickness".
2nd November 2014
Sir Ian McKellen slams England manager who thinks he’s never met a gay player 8
11:31 AM — Sir Ian McKellen has rebuked England manager Roy Hodgson, after he claimed he didn't know any players who might come out as gay.
24th October 2014
England manager Roy Hodgson doesn’t know what LGBT stands for 11
3:10 PM — England football manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that he has no idea what 'LGBT' stands for.
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.
15th October 2014
ABC unveils gay footballer comedy series 5
11:42 AM — ABC has commissioned a comedy series based on the life of gay footballer Robbie Rogers.
13th October 2014
US: High school football players charged with sexual assault over ‘hazing’ ritual 35
7:49 PM — Seven members of a high school American football team have been charged with sex crimes - for involvement in a 'hazing' ritual which allegedly saw men penetrated against their will.
10th October 2014
Tom Daley: Footballers who come out as gay ‘would be surprised by support’ 3
11:57 AM — Tom Daley has said that any footballer would be surprised by the support they would receive if they chose to come out as gay.
1st October 2014
Joey Barton: ‘Casual verbal homophobia’ still a problem in football 2
3:00 PM — Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has praised supporters of the recent Rainbow Laces campaign, but says that "casual verbal homophobia" is still a problem.