25th February 2013
Football v Homophobia toolkit backed by West Ham and England manager 9
6:47 PM — The Football v Homophobia campaign has sent out a document to FA clubs giving guidance on tackling homophobia and supporting LGBT fans and players.
Comment: The loss of Robbie Rogers should shame football into action 6
3:43 PM — Fears for the wellbeing of an out gay footballer may be overrated, but Robbie Rogers' retirement shows we've been spectators to bigotry and stupidity for too long, writes Adrian Tippetts for PinkNews.co.uk
17th February 2013
Gay rights group: ‘Sports in the US have reached a tipping point against homophobia’ 5
8:37 PM — The decision of 25-year-old former Leeds United football player Robbie Rogers, to come out last week, has been commended by gay rights activists, who have described this as a "tipping point" for sports.
12th February 2013
US: Basketball player Kobe Bryant chastises Twitter fan for using ‘gay’ as an insult 8
1:55 AM — A US basketball player has been commended for voicing his disapproval at a fan's use of the word "gay" as an insult.
4th February 2013
England cricketer Steven Davies: Gay football fans should not fear travelling to the next World Cups in Russia & Qatar 17
2:09 PM — England and Surrey cricketer Steven Davies does not believe gay football fans should fear travelling to Russia or Qatar for the next two World Cups – even though the countries are known for gay hatred.
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.
14th November 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo thanked by rival NFL players for his support of equal marriage
1:01 AM — NFL player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, said he was congratulated by members of a rival team, during a match on Sunday, for his advocacy of equal rights, in particular his efforts in the recent battle over equal marriage.
31st October 2012
UK: Gay sport stars lend support to NUS campaign 2
12:02 AM — England and Surrey cricketer Steven Davies, the sports first openly gay player, is backing the National Union of Students' (NUS) campaign to tackle homophobia in sport, along with gay rugby star Gareth Thomas.
8th October 2012
US: Openly gay NBA basketball player to give lecture about equality 1
11:25 PM — Former NBA basketball player, and the first to ever come out, John Amaechi, will speak at a university in Massachusetts about the need for equality in professional sport.
18th September 2012
Canada: Baseball player took to the field with a homophobic slur on his face 6
12:22 AM — Suspension or a fine have been suggested as punishment for a Canadian Major League Baseball player who participated in a game, with a homophobic slur written on his face.
11th September 2012
Footballer says UK gay players ‘frightened’ to come out due to ‘media’ pressure 10
4:21 PM — York City FC player Clarke Carlisle has given an exclusive interview to the Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GSFN) where he discusses homophobia in the sport and the possibility of gay players coming out publicly.
Australian amateur gay footballer comes out and starts pro-gay petition 4
1:23 PM — Aussie Rules player Jason Ball has begun a campaign on Change.org to have a ‘No to Homophobia ad’ aired during the AFL Grand Final.
10th July 2012
Liverpool FC to march in city Pride parade 18
11:51 AM — Liverpool Football Club has announced it will be the first Premier League club in the country to be officially represented at a Pride event, although no footballers have been announced as taking part.
28th June 2012
Scotland: Six in ten LGBT people have seen homophobia in sport, report says 3
3:36 PM — A report into levels of homophobia and transphobia in Scottish sport and recommendations to tackle the problems have been formally unveiled today.
9th May 2012
Man who received anti-gay Twitter abuse from footballer puts on charity match 3
1:41 PM — A man who received homophobic abuse on Twitter from a footballer at his club has organised a charity match to draw attention to homophobia in the game.
28th March 2012
US footballer suspended and fined for homophobic tweet 11
8:56 PM — Colin Clark, the Houston Dynamo midfielder who was heard using an offensive homophobic slur against a ball boy, has been suspended for three games and given an undisclosed fine by Major League Soccer.
24th March 2012
American footballer apologises for gay slur 14
8:43 PM — Colin Clark, the midfielder for Houston Dynamo, has apologised for using a homophobic slur against a ball boy, who refused to throw the ball back to him during Friday’s game with the Seattle Sounders.
19th March 2012
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.
21st February 2012
FA launches new anti-homophobia initiative 6
2:51 PM — The Football Association launched a new initiative yesterday to promote inclusiveness for gay, bi and trans people in football. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring.
17th June 2011
Lesbian couple ‘told to stop kissing at baseball game’ 54
4:56 PM — A lesbian couple say they were told off by a security guard for sharing a brief kiss at a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, from Minneapolis, say the Target Field guard told them: "We don't play grab-ass here".