9th April 2014
Footballer guilty of homophobic gesture during Brighton match 5
4:01 PM — A footballer accused of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans during a Championship match has been convicted.
2nd April 2014
Scotland: Man who called gay referee a ‘faggot’ and ‘poof’ gets community service
5:30 PM — An amateur footballer in Perth who shouted homophobic abuse at a gay referee has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service.
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 1
6:52 PM — Football star Joey Barton says the game has made "so much progress" on tackling homophobia.
12th March 2014
Brazilian footballer: It’s not ok for gay men to live together – but I’m not homophobic 19
4:21 PM — A Brazilian footballer, who says it’s not “ok” for gay people to live together, claims he’s not homophobic.
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.
5th March 2014
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
Sports Minister: We must do all we can to tackle homophobia in football 10
6:37 PM — Minister for Sport and Equalities Helen Grant has welcomed news that 15 out of 20 Premier League clubs are now supporting a leading anti-homophobia initiative.
27th February 2014
Stephen Fry made honorary president of Norwich LGBT football club group 4
5:02 PM — Stephen Fry has been made the honorary president of Proud Canaries, a new club for LGBT Norwich City fans.
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.
5th February 2014
Sports Minister praises Man United and Chelsea for backing Football v Homophobia campaign
2:13 PM — Sports and Equalities Minister Helen Grant has praised several Premier League football clubs for joining the Football v Homophobia campaign.
17th January 2014
Comment: What would happen if a gay premiership star came out and continued playing football? 5
7:16 PM — Following the recent decision of retired player Thomas Hitzlsperger to come out as gay, Stonewall FC footballer and employment lawyer Jamie Feldman looks at the potential ramifications of a current gay premiership star coming out and staying in the game.
10th January 2014
Footballer Robbie Rogers: I was left ‘scarred’ by homophobic language at school 3
4:43 PM — US footballer Robbie Rogers says he was left “scarred” hearing homophobic language at school, meaning he felt unable to be open about his sexuality until last year.
9th January 2014
NBA star John Amaechi: Football will always be ‘toxic’ towards gay players with Sepp Blatter in charge 5
1:35 PM — FIFA President Sepp Blatter is presiding over a 'toxic' atmosphere in football when it comes to gay players, says retired basketball star John Amaechi.
Thomas Hitzlsperger: There’s ‘a long way to go’ before a premiership star comes out and continues playing 11
10:49 AM — Ex-premiership footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger says there is "a long way to go" before there will be an openly gay man playing in top league football.
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.
Minister for Sport: Great that Thomas Hitzlsperger is out but homophobia causes too many to hide 6
4:47 PM — Minister for Sport and Equalities Helen Grant has praised former West Ham and German international Thomas Hitzlsperger for announcing that he’s gay.