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.
13th March 2014
Joey Barton tells students: Football is making ‘so much progress’ against homophobia 2
6:52 PM — Football star Joey Barton says the game has made "so much progress" on tackling homophobia.
12th March 2014
Bayern Munich to face fine after taunting Arsenal fans with ‘Gay Gunners’ banner 5
1:24 PM — German football club Bayern Munich is set to face disciplinary action by UEFA after fans unfurled a homophobic banner during a clash against Arsenal.
11th March 2014
Ex-England star Sol Campbell: Puma wanted me to be a gay footballer 3
1:31 PM — Sol Campbell has revealed sports clothing giant Puma were tempted to sign the former England international on the incorrect assumption about his sexuality.
10th March 2014
Gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam releases rainbow range of #StandWithSam t-shirts 2
6:57 PM — Recently out gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has announced a new range of clothing and accessories featuring rainbow logos and 'Stand with Sam', and 'SamStrong' slogans.
Gay Swedish footballer Anton Hysen signs for US team 2
1:35 PM — Anton Hysen has signed with fourth division US soccer team Myrtle Beach Mutiny.
Swedish anti-homophobia campaigner in ‘critical condition’ after ‘Nazi’ stabbing 7
12:57 PM — A Swedish anti-homophobia campaigner is said to be in critical condition following a stabbing during an assault by right-wing activists over the weekend.
6th March 2014
US: Fox Sports channel charged with discrimination for firing anti-gay pundit 7
9:53 PM — Fox Sports Southwest has been charged with religious discrimination for firing a pundit over his anti-gay views.
5th March 2014
Brighton supporters say Dispatches programme on homophobia was ‘misleading’ 3
1:40 PM — Supporters at Brighton Albion FC have criticised a Channel 4 Dispatches programme as "misleading", saying that its portrayal of homophobic abuse in the stands does not reflect the majority of opposition supporters.
Scotland: Man pleads guilty after calling gay referee a ‘faggot’ and ‘poof’ 24
1:21 PM — An amateur footballer who shouted homophobic abuse at a gay referee has pleaded guilty in court.
4th March 2014
Burnley FC issues new appeal over homophobic chants at Brighton game 13
6:42 PM — Burnley Football Club has requested help to identify fans that were caught on camera making homophobic chants during a match at Brighton last August.
3rd March 2014
Video: Children join in with chants of ‘do you take it up the arse, faggots’, at football matches 44
1:46 PM — Despite promises for a "robust prosecution policy" for dealing with homophobic football fans, a new investigation reveals frightening footage which includes small children joining in with chants of the word "faggot".
26th February 2014
Republican lobbyist loses clients over wanting to ban openly gay NFL players 7
3:42 PM — A Republican lobbyist who called for openly gay NFL players to be banned because of shower situations has begun to lose clients.
21st February 2014
US: Former Dallas Cowboys player Greg Ellis would be ‘uncomfortable’ with a gay teammate 13
4:22 PM — Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis spoke recently on the topic of NFL's Michael Sam's coming out, saying he would feel "uncomfortable" with a gay teammate.
Italian national footballer Mattia Perin says it is ‘too difficult’ for gay players to come out 5
1:45 PM — Italian footballer Mattia Perin says the sport's "very conservative" nature makes it "too difficult for someone to declare their sexuality."
19th February 2014
Justin Fashanu would have been 53 today 4
5:21 PM — Norwich Football Club has paid tribute to the late gay footballer Justin Fashanu on what would have been his 53rd birthday.
14th February 2014
Michael Sam’s father: Anti-gay comments were ‘terribly misquoted’ 15
4:56 PM — Michael Sam's father has said that he was 'terribly misquoted' in a recent interview in which he made negative statements about his son's sexuality.
13th February 2014
I once used disgusting anti-gay language, admits former Professional Football Association chair 24
2:50 PM — Former Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke Carlisle says he’s ashamed for previously using homophobic language.
FA: We are making progress in tackling homophobia 4
1:05 PM — The Football Association says it’s making significant progress in tackling homophobia.
12th February 2014
Newcastle United ‘proudly supports’ Football v Homophobia campaign 2
6:59 PM — Newcastle United FC (NUFC) has announced that it is "proudly supporting" the Football v Homophobia (FvH) campaign, which aims to stamp out homophobic discrimination in the sport.