24th December 2014
Watch: Footballer gets yellow card for kissing another player 12
1:55 PM — A Bristol Rovers player has been given a yellow card for kissing a player on the opposing team.
8th December 2014
Footballer abandons appeal against ‘homophobic gesture’ conviction 2
12:58 PM — A former Blackburn Rovers player has abandoned his appeal against a conviction for making a homophobic gesture while playing against Brighton.
14th November 2014
Gay footballer Robbie Rogers gets ‘multi-year’ contract with LA Galaxy 3
2:53 PM — Gay football player Robbie Rogers has signed a new contract extension with LA Galaxy, which will see him stay with the team for several years.
2nd November 2014
Sol Campbell: I nearly quit football over gay rumours and racism 3
3:45 PM — Former England footballer Sol Campbell has revealed that he nearly quit the sport over rumours about his sexuality and jibes about his race.
7th May 2014
Interview: Jaiyah Saelua – the world’s first professional transgender footballer
3:05 PM — PinkNews speaks to transgender footballer Jaiyah Saelua who stars in Next Goal Wins - a documentary about the American Samoa national team's epic battle to restore belief in itself.
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.
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.
12th March 2014
Brazilian footballer: It’s not ok for gay men to live together – but I’m not homophobic 23
4:21 PM — A Brazilian footballer, who says it’s not “ok” for gay people to live together, claims he’s not homophobic.
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 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.
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.