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.
Hollyoaks actor: I can understand why gay footballers don’t want to come out
2:08 PM — Out Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has said he can understand why gay footballers might be reluctant to come out, after he received homophobic abuse on Twitter when he was mistaken for an athlete of the same name.
16th July 2014
Report: Robbie Rogers’ coming out story inspires new comedy TV series 1
4:06 PM — According to reports, the coming out of former Leeds United player Robbie Rogers has inspired a comedy series.
15th July 2014
Australia: New survey reveals homophobic abuse affects four in five gay athletes
5:27 PM — A new survey of Australian sport has revealed that 85 percent of gay sportsmen and -women have seen or experienced homophobic abuse.
14th July 2014
Australia: Sports commentator seeks counselling after calling player ‘big poofter’ 4
12:28 PM — A sports commentator has said he is in the process of getting professional counselling, after he attracted criticism for labelling a player a 'big poofter'.
Openly gay Hollyoaks star hits back at ‘homophobic’ abuse after football mix-up 19
11:16 AM — An openly gay Hollyoaks star has said that he received a large number of homophobic messages after it was mistakenly reported he was joining a football team.
13th July 2014
Australia: Sports commentator to keep job after calling player a ‘big poofter’ 11
2:41 PM — A sports commentator will be allowed to stay on the air, after he referred to a player as a "big poofter".
12th July 2014
Australia: Football commentator labels player a ‘big poofter’ 11
12:30 PM — An Australian football commentator has been condemned for labelling a player a "big poofter".
GLAAD: FIFA endangers fans by doing nothing about anti-gay slurs at World Cup 3
11:55 AM — Rights groups have called on footballing body FIFA to apologise for failing to tackle the use of gay slurs at the World Cup.
11th July 2014
Colombia: Trans women form football club and hold own ‘World Cup’ 1
1:33 PM — A group of trans women have formed an all-trans football club to celebrate the World Cup.
9th July 2014
Pornhub asks users to stop uploading videos of Brazil ‘getting f**ked by Germany’ 4
2:47 PM — Pornhub has pleaded with users to stop uploading clips of Brazilian men "getting f**ked" by Germans in the World Cup.
7th July 2014
Priest: World Cup is a ‘homosexual abomination’ because players wear gay shoes 69
5:53 PM — A Russian Orthodox Priest has claimed that the World Cup is an abomination because players wear brightly-coloured shoes.
5th July 2014
Australia: Football club endorses marriage equality campaign 2
1:48 PM — An Australian rules football club has backed a campaign for marriage equality.
4th July 2014
Football v Homophobia tournament to take place at University of Nottingham 1
4:33 PM — This Saturday will see 20 teams meet for the annual Football vs Homophobia tournament at the University of Nottingham.
3rd July 2014
FIFA criticised by its anti-discrimination chief for no action against homophobic World Cup chants 8
6:46 PM — FIFA's anti-discrimination boss has criticised its lack of action against homophobic chants at World Cup matches.
30th June 2014
Television network Univision criticises use of homophobic language at World Cup
6:07 PM — Spanish language television network Univision has made its stance against homophobic language being used at World Cup matches clear.
25th June 2014
Anti-gay slurs ‘still clearly audible’ during Mexico World Cup match 7
1:55 PM — Anti-gay slurs could be heard during Mexico's World Cup match against Croatia, despite broadcasters pledging to mute the crowd audio.
23rd June 2014
FIFA to take no action against Mexico for anti-gay World Cup chants 13
5:16 PM — FIFA says it will take no action against Mexico for anti-gay abuse by the team's fans during a World Cup match, because the chants are "not considered insulting".
UK: FA appoints new chair to anti-discrimination panel 4
3:26 PM — The Football Association has appointed a new chair to its anti-discrimination panel, pledging to tackle the issue head on.
20th June 2014
Mexico coach defends homophobic chants at World Cup: ‘It’s not that bad’ 27
6:19 PM — The coach of the Mexican national football squad has defended fans following the announcement of a FIFA investigation into the use of a homophobic slur at World Cup matches.