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.
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.