12th May 2014
Michael Sam second in NFL rookie jersey sales 5
7:04 PM — Sales of openly gay and newly drafted NFL defensive end Michael Sam's jersey are second to only one other rookie player.
NFL player fined after tweeting Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend was ‘horrible’ 14
2:55 PM — Miami Dolphins star Don Jones has been fined and temporarily suspended from team practice and activities after described Michael Sam's public, same-sex kiss as "horrible" on Twitter.
NFL’s Michael Sam could still be sacked for being gay under Missouri law 8
12:58 PM — Despite being an unlikely potential turn of events, newly-drafted St Louis Rams defensive linesman Michael Sam could be sacked by the team under Missouri law.
11th May 2014
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
Rugby player: My career has been ruined by homophobic slur on Twitter account 20
11:58 AM — An Australian Rugby League player claims his career has been "ruined", after he was suspended for a homophobic slur posted on his Twitter account.
Michael Sam celebrates NFL draft by kissing boyfriend on TV 26
11:25 AM — Gay footballer Michael Sam celebrated his historic draft to the St Louis Rams, by kissing his boyfriend on live TV.
7th May 2014
Michael Sam is ‘nervous and excited’ about NFL draft this week 2
7:59 PM — Openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of being drafted by a team this Thursday.
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.
5th May 2014
Poll: Two thirds of NFL fans think Michael Sam’s sexuality does not matter 1
9:15 PM — Many have speculated on the possible effect of NFL hopeful Michael Sam coming out as gay earlier this year, but two thirds of fans now think it will have no effect on his career.
4th May 2014
NFL Hall of Famers: Michael Sam will be accepted for who he is
4:31 PM — Several legendary NFL players have spoken out in support of gay player Michael Sam, who is tipped to be drafted next week.
19th April 2014
Brazil: Homophobic football shirts on sale before World Cup 4
9:43 PM — Homophobic t-shirts are on sale in Brazil, two months before the start of the World Cup.
18th April 2014
Arsenal boss: Society needs to ask why football does not have openly gay players 13
6:05 PM — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the absence of openly gay footballers in the Premier League.
8th April 2014
Australia: Major sports bodies unite to wipe out homophobia 3
9:51 PM — All of Australia's major sporting bodies will later today commit to policies to clamp down on homophobia in sport.
Police warn Leicester City fans: ‘We won’t tolerate homophobic chanting at Brighton match’ 2
11:56 AM — Police have warned Leicester City football fans that homophobic chants will not be tolerated in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion FC today.
7th April 2014
New ‘hetero pride’ campaign launches in Italy 44
7:15 PM — A heterosexual pride organisation has launched in Italy, and plans to hold its first gathering next month.
2nd April 2014
Scotland: Man who called gay referee a ‘faggot’ and ‘poof’ gets community service
5:30 PM — An amateur footballer in Perth who shouted homophobic abuse at a gay referee has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service.
25th March 2014
Joey Barton leads QPR commitment to join Football V Homophobia campaign 3
12:57 PM — Joey Barton will this evening lead the Queens Park Rangers' commitment to join a leading anti-homophobia initiative.
24th March 2014
Bayern Munich faces stadium part-closure as punishment for ‘gay Gunners’ banner
12:20 PM — German football team Bayern Munich has been subjected to a part closure of its stadium after some fans displayed a banner with the words "gay Gunners" during a match against Arsenal.
20th March 2014
Video: Irish footballer praised for gay-inclusive victory speech 12
12:57 PM — An Irish Gaelic footballer has been praised by gay rights groups for his inclusive speech at the All-Ireland Club Championship senior final.
18th March 2014
Poll: 39% of footballers witness homophobic abuse 1
5:01 PM — A survey of 200 footballers has shown 39% have witnessed homophobic abuse in stadiums and on the training ground or in the dressing room.