19th June 2014
World Cup: Brazil could be punished for fans’ homophobic chants 8
3:24 PM — FIFA has started disciplinary proceedings against Brazil, after the host country's fans used homophobic slurs at a World Cup match.
13th June 2014
Michael Sam signs 4-year contract with St Louis Rams 7
7:20 PM — Openly gay NFL player Michael Sam has signed a four-year contract with the St Louis Rams.
11th June 2014
US: American Family Association president admits he’s an ‘old-school prude’ 11
10:17 AM — The president of the American Family Association has described himself as an "old-school prude".
UK: Leeds rugby star declines to appeal 5-match ban for calling player ‘f**king f*g’ 6
9:22 AM — Leeds rugby player Zak Hardaker has said he will not appeal a 5-match ban he was handed by the RFL, after calling a player a "fucking fag".
9th June 2014
UK: Leeds rugby player faces 4 to 8 match ban after calling player a ‘f**king f*g’ 13
6:13 PM — Rugby player Zak Hardaker will be banned for 4 to 8 matches after he called a player a "f**king f*g" during a match.
8th June 2014
Michael Sam: My teammates respect me, no problems with the Rams 1
3:33 PM — Openly gay football player Michael Sam has said he is having no problems at all fitting in with the St Louis Rams.
5th June 2014
Closeted footballer: Teammates refused to shower naked after they found out I was gay 42
9:38 PM — An anonymous gay footballer has spoken about his decision to remain in the closet, claiming his teammates refused to shower naked once they discovered his sexuality.
2nd June 2014
UK: Leeds rugby player faces probe over claims he called referee a ‘f**king f*g’ 10
8:48 PM — The Rugby Football League has launched a formal investigation into allegations that a Leeds player called a referee a "f**king f*g".
Australian rules football player comes out: ‘I’m not sure if sports are ready for gay players’ 6
7:11 PM — An Australian rules footballer has come out as gay, admitting that he went off the idea of playing after he realised he is gay.
30th May 2014
Norway’s FA bans pro-gay rights demos for Russian match 8
5:37 PM — The Norwegian Football Association has banned political demonstrations including a pro-gay protest during this Saturday's friendly against Russia.
27th May 2014
Alabama football coach: I’ve been on teams with gay players before 1
9:13 PM — The head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide has said he would have "no problem" recruiting a gay player, because he has been on teams with "folks like that" before.
Poll: World backs gay footballers 4
1:03 PM — A survey of football fans from around the world shows widespread, majority support for any international player thinking about coming out as gay.
26th May 2014
Ex-England manager Terry Venables makes homophobic ‘woofters’ remark on Sky Sports 19
11:27 AM — A Sky Sports presenter has been forced to apologise on air after former England football manager Terry Venables appeared to make a homophobic joke.
23rd May 2014
TV presenter: There are gay players in Italy’s World Cup squad 7
6:32 PM — An Italian television presenter says there are gay players in the Italian World Cup squad.
19th May 2014
NFL commentator: Michael Sam will inspire more players to come out 3
9:10 PM — Speaking exclusively to PinkNews.co.uk, NFL pundit Neil Reynolds talks about how Michael Sam's historic drafting has impacted the sport
18th May 2014
Poll: 47% of Americans think Michael Sam kiss was inappropriate for TV 93
1:54 PM — 47 percent of Americans think that it was 'inappropriate' for Michael Sam's kiss with his boyfriend to be broadcast on TV.
17th May 2014
US: Oprah scraps Michael Sam documentary plans 5
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has indefinitely postponed plans to shoot a documentary series following gay NFL player Michael Sam.
15th May 2014
Michael Sam’s agent: Oprah documentary will not film in the Rams stadium 5
6:42 PM — Michael Sam's agent has said that an upcoming documentary about the player announced by Oprah Winfrey will not be allowed to film with his new team.
Oprah Winfrey announces Michael Sam TV documentary 1
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has commissioned a documentary about newly-drafted gay NFL player Michael Sam.
14th May 2014
US: Republican lobbyist begins boycott of Visa and St Louis Rams over openly gay NFL player 26
1:20 PM — An anti-gay Republican lobbyist has launched a boycott of Visa and the St Louis Rams, after the drafting of the NFL's first openly gay player, Michael Sam.