12th September 2014
Demand for Rainbow Laces passes 100,000 4
5:14 PM — With just over 48 hours to go until the football fixtures will kick off this weekend, the demand for rainbow laces had passed 100,000 requests.
5th September 2014
Equalities minister Nicky Morgan urges football clubs to support rainbow laces 11
4:58 PM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has said urged football clubs to show their support for Stonewall's rainbow laces campaign.
Stonewall sends rainbow laces to every Premier League footballer to tackle homophobia 12
11:05 AM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has sent rainbow laces to every premiership footballer and professional club in Britain in support of gay players and fans.
20th September 2013
Stonewall dismisses criticism of Paddy Power rainbow laces campaign 21
3:55 PM — Stonewall has dismissed criticism regarding its campaign against homophobia in football after several Premier League clubs said they wouldn’t be able to support it because of the involvement of Paddy Power.
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.
16th September 2013
Gay Football Supporters’ Network applauds rainbow laces campaign 8
6:06 PM — The Gay Football Supporters' Network has praised a new campaign on tackling homophobia in football by encouraging players to wear rainbow laces.
6th August 2013
Caroline Lucas: The FA needs to take action against the anti-gay abuse faced by Brighton fans 20
7:35 PM — After several Brighton supporters were subjected to anti-gay abuse by Leeds United fans at the weekend, Green MP Caroline Lucas has told PinkNews she will be raising the issue with the FA.
13th June 2013
Russia: Fans warn anti-gay law poses 2018 World Cup violence risk 11
4:46 PM — Football fans have expressed fears over the recent anti-gay bill in Russia which follows numerous homophobic beatings and murders in the country.
15th April 2013
Manchester: Lib Dem MP tables Early Day Motion in support of tackling homophobic football chants 4
1:06 PM — Liberal Democrat MP John Leech is tabling an Early Day Motion calling on joint efforts by football clubs, supporters and the police to tackle homophobic chants during matches.
10th April 2013
Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation says it will deal with homophobic fans 3
7:00 PM — Crystal Palace Football Club’s official foundation has commented on accusations that a number of the club’s fans have been taking part in homophobic chanting during matches.
6th December 2012
Football needs a gay ‘champion’ says rugby referee Nigel Owens 4
5:15 PM — Rugby referee Nigel Owens is backing a campaign to tackle homophobic attitudes in sport and says football would benefit from having a gay “champion” in the same way Gareth Thomas took up the mantle for rugby.
17th September 2012
Clarke Carlisle: First UK gay footballer can expect a ‘commercial windfall’ 10
4:50 PM — Clarke Carlisle, the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, has told Inside Sport that the first English footballer to reveal that he is gay can expect to receive a commercial windfall from doing so.
14th September 2012
German gay footballers get support of Angela Merkel 34
10:25 AM — Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the latest high-profile figure to tell gay footballers that they should not have anything to fear in being open with their sexuality.
13th September 2012
German gay footballer refuses to come out because of safety fears 37
11:54 AM — A top German footballer says he fears attacks from fans and even by other footballers if he goes public about his sexuality.
27th July 2012
Gay football network chair among final Olympic torchbearers 5
10:53 AM — The chair of the Gay Football Supporters' Network was among the final Olympic torch bearers yesterday as the flame made its way to the capital.
19th March 2012
Gay sport figures among Olympics torch-bearers 14
3:26 PM — 7,300 torch-bearers were named this morning and will carry the flame for 70 days and 8,000 through the UK in July ahead of the opening of the Olympics on 27 July.
Groups’ caution over John Fashanu claims brother ‘was not gay but wanted attention’ 81
10:04 AM — Groups have warned that the late footballer should not be "put back in" the closet and ensure that support is on hand for anyone in a similar situation.
6th December 2010
Gay football group to boycott 2022 Qatar World Cup 10
5:42 PM — The Gay Football Supporters' Network says it will boycott all activities related to the 2022 World Cup because host country Qatar is homophobic.
11th February 2010
Gay Football Supporters’ Network ‘extremely disappointed’ over postponed homophobia video 4
12:04 PM — The Gay Football Supporters' Network has questioned why the Football Association has backed down from releasing a video to tackle the problem of homophobic fans. The group said it was "extremely disappointed" to learn that the premiere of the video had been cancelled.
8th February 2010
‘Kick it Out’ director defends anti-homophobia film 7
7:19 PM — ‘Kick it Out’, the body responsible for tackling homophobia and racism in football, has responded to the FA’s decision to postpone the showing of a short film aimed at tackling homophobia.