27th August 2014
US: ESPN apologises for questioning whether Michael Sam should shower with teammates 8
3:45 PM — Sports broadcaster ESPN has apologised for a report questioning whether out St Louis Rams player Michael Sam should shower with his teammates.
22nd August 2014
Football managers association apologises for labelling homophobic texts as ‘banter’ 27
12:07 PM — The League Managers' Association (LMA) has apologised for a statement it released which referred to allegations of racism, homophobia and sexism as "friendly text message banter".
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.
FA to investigate football bosses accused of sending homophobic texts 3
12:57 PM — A football manager who had been a favourite to take over at Crystal Palace is now being investigated by the FA for allegedly sending a string of racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
20th August 2014
Minnesota Vikings to introduce zero tolerance for homophobia policy 4
3:44 PM — The Minnesota Vikings NFL team will implement a zero tolerance policy for homophobia, as part of a legal settlement with former player Chris Kluwe.
18th August 2014
Argentinian Football Association pledges support to gay football squad 1
6:38 PM — The Argentinian Football Association has committed its support to the gay football team chosen to represent the country at the next Gay Games.
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.
16th August 2014
Chris Kluwe announces settlement in homophobic remarks lawsuit 3
5:00 PM — Former Minnesota Vikings NFL player Chris Kluwe on Friday announced that he had reached a settlement with the team after he alleged a coach made homophobic remarks.
15th August 2014
West Ham bosses urge fans not to use homophobic chants at Premier League games 4
5:51 PM — A co-chair and a shareholder of West Ham football club have urged fans to avoid using homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs at Premier League matches.
13th August 2014
NFL warns all players of zero tolerance for homophobic abuse
1:14 PM — The NFL has warned all players that it will take a zero tolerance approach to homophobic slurs and anti-gay abuse.
8th August 2014
Daniel Radcliffe: If you mind Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend, you’re not ok with gays 29
9:59 PM — Football player Michael Sam has an unexpected fan and supporter in actor Daniel Radcliffe.
31st July 2014
First trans football player: FIFA’s lack of trans guidelines is unfair
12:19 PM — The first transgender football player to be recognised by FIFA has spoken out about the governing body’s lack of guidelines for trans people.
26th July 2014
US: New York LGBT group attacks Giants for hiring former NOM spokesman as coach 4
2:25 PM — An LGBT group has attacked the New York Giants, for hiring a former National Organisation for Marriage spokesperson as a coach.
25th July 2014
St Louis Rams coach: Michael Sam is not a ‘distraction’
4:15 PM — St Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has dismissed claims that Michael Sam's sexuality is a "distraction" for the team.
24th July 2014
Michael Sam’s jersey is sixth most sold across the entire NFL 2
11:20 AM — Michael Sam's football jersey is the sixth most sold this season across the entire NFL.
23rd July 2014
John Amaechi: Coach’s comments about Michael Sam are a ‘calculated’ stunt 2
3:17 PM — Retired basketball star John Amaechi has claimed that Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam were just to "keep himself in the news".
21st July 2014
Former Colts coach: I wouldn’t have taken gay player Michael Sam 13
6:26 PM — Former Colts coach Tony Dungy has claimed that he "wouldn't have taken" Michael Sam if he were still in charge of a team.
20th July 2014
Chris Kluwe attacks three-match ban for NFL coach who called for gays to be ‘nuked’ 5
9:14 PM — NFL punter Chris Kluwe has criticized the Minnesota Vikings for only handing a three-match ban to a coach who called for gays to be "nuked".
19th July 2014
US: NFL team suspends coach for 3 games after he called for gays to be nuked 9
12:07 PM — The Minnesota Vikings have suspended their coach for three matches, after he allegedly made homophobic comments to a player.
17th July 2014
‘Chelsea rent boys’ football chant accused of homophobia amid World Cup furore 5
3:24 PM — Football chants dubbed homophobic by some were widely reported at this summer's World Cup, but similar chants have been heard in the UK for decades without attracting much attention.