19th November 2014
Stonewall CEO: ‘I know of gay footballers in the Premier League’ 12
3:52 PM — There are Premier League footballers who are gay but are too afraid to come out publicly, Ruth Hunt, the chief executive of gay rights charity Stonewall says.
7th October 2014
Lib Dems: Homophobic chanting to be treated as seriously as racism 6
2:03 PM — Homophobia at football games will be dealt with as severely as racism under plans announced by the Lib Dems at their party conference in Glasgow.
11th September 2014
Arsenal boss: Football trailing behind rest of society in tackling homophobia 7
3:26 PM — Arsene Wenger concedes there is plenty of hard work to do if homophobia is to be reduced in football.
19th June 2014
World Cup: Brazil could be punished for fans’ homophobic chants 8
3:24 PM — FIFA has started disciplinary proceedings against Brazil, after the host country's fans used homophobic slurs at a World Cup match.
27th May 2014
Poll: World backs gay footballers 4
1:03 PM — A survey of football fans from around the world shows widespread, majority support for any international player thinking about coming out as gay.
26th May 2014
Ex-England manager Terry Venables makes homophobic ‘woofters’ remark on Sky Sports 19
11:27 AM — A Sky Sports presenter has been forced to apologise on air after former England football manager Terry Venables appeared to make a homophobic joke.
18th April 2014
Arsenal boss: Society needs to ask why football does not have openly gay players 13
6:05 PM — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the absence of openly gay footballers in the Premier League.
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 2
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 23
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.