17th February 2014
Obama applauds gay Missouri football player Michael Sam for coming out 2
2:20 PM — President Barack Obama has praised University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay ahead of a critical moment in his career.
8th January 2014
Aston Villa fan David Cameron: I admire Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out 8
6:46 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated former premiership footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out as gay.
Football stars Joey Barton and Gary Lineker praise Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out 5
1:39 PM — Figures in the world of football are praising former West Ham player Thomas Hitzlsperger, over his decision to announce that he is gay.
9th December 2013
Trans woman footballer banned from local team until two years after gender confirmation operation 8
1:56 PM — A transgender footballer is prohibited by the Football Association from playing competitively for her local team in Leeds until two years after her gender confirmation surgery.
22nd November 2013
UK: Footballer Colin Kazim-Richards to stand trial over homophobic gesture
12:40 PM — A footballer accused of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans during a Championship match is to face trial.
1st October 2013
Spokesman for Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen says anti-gay tweet was a ‘mistake’ 27
1:19 PM — A spokesman for Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen says it was a "mistake" of him to make a homophobic remark on Twitter.
30th September 2013
Scotland: Hibernian footballer criticised for tweet at ‘homosexual poof’ 38
6:18 PM — Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen has been criticised for making homophobic remarks on Twitter.
19th September 2013
Critics warn ‘Right Behind Gay Footballers’ slogan relies on ‘innuendo’ about gay sex 36
2:07 PM — The “Right Behind Gay Footballers” campaign by Stonewall and Paddy Power is relying on "sexualised innuendo and stereotypes about gay men" – according to the group Football v Homophobia.
Gary Lineker to wear anti-homophobia rainbow laces on Match of the Day 5
12:34 PM — Gary Lineker has requested a pair of rainbow laces so he can wear them on Saturday night's Match of the Day in support of a campaign against homophobia in football.
21st August 2013
Footballer suffers anti-gay backlash over male kiss photo 13
12:51 PM — A footballer photographed kissing another man is suffering a homophobic backlash from supporters and rival fans.
28th July 2013
High-profile Dutch footballers announce appearance at Amsterdam pride 2
9:15 PM — Former Dutch national team, and Ipswich Town footballer Martjin Reuser has said he will be among other high-profile Dutch footballers to join in the parade at Amsterdam Pride next weekend.
5th June 2013
Robbie Rogers: Football in the UK is ‘more homophobic’ than in the US 4
3:01 PM — Openly gay professional US football player Robbie Rogers, has spoken in an interview to say that he thinks the football industry in the UK is "a bit more homophobic", than in the US.
24th May 2013
Blackburn Rovers footballer charged with making a homophobic gesture at Brighton fans
3:16 PM — Blackburn Rovers footballer Colin Kazim-Richards has been charged with making a homophobic gesture to Brighton and Hove Albion fans.
Australia: Man who stalked footballer and talked of ‘gay orgy’ jailed 3
10:48 AM — A fake doctor who claimed he organised a "gay orgy" at the family home of an Australian rules football player has been jailed after pleading guilty to stalking.
28th March 2013
West Ham footballer Matt Jarvis: People ask my wife if I’m gay because of my Attitude magazine shoot 32
6:59 PM — West Ham footballer Matt Jarvis says posing topless for Attitude magazine has meant that people have asked his wife about his sexuality.
10th October 2012
Scotland: Footballer’s homophobic assault trial begins
12:30 PM — A Scottish footballer “disguised” himself to get into a nightclub and then hurled homophobic abuse at workers who threw him out, a court has heard.
31st July 2012
Welsh footballer’s account sends Tom Daley ‘prank’ anti-gay tweet 64
10:37 AM — A Welsh footballer's Twitter stream featured an anti-gay comment about British divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield after they narrowly missed out on a medal at the Olympics yesterday.
30th May 2012
Scottish footballer Derek Riordan in court over ‘homophobic’ pub incident 10
6:05 PM — Scottish Premier League footballer Derek Riordan has appeared in court today in Edinburgh charged with assault in an incident in which he allegedly used homophobic and sexually explicit language against bar staff.
23rd February 2012
FA fines Ravel Morrison £7,000 for gay slur tweet 38
10:17 AM — New West Ham player Ravel Morrison has been fined £7,000 by the FA after he sent a tweet earlier this month which included a gay slur.
23rd February 2010
Justin Fashanu’s niece supports anti-homophobia campaign 9
4:39 PM — The niece of the late footballer Justin Fashanu is supporting a campaign in his memory to kick homophobia out of the sport.