8th July 2014
Former NFL player comes out, cites Jason Collins and Michael Sam as inspiration
4:10 PM — A former NFL player has come out as gay, citing “athletes like Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Brian Sims” for giving him the strength to accept his sexuality alongside his identity as an athlete.
25th June 2014
Jason Collins: It’s absolutely insane that being gay is still criminalised in some countries 1
8:50 PM — Gay NBA player Jason Collins has said in a video for the United Nations that it is "absolutely insane" that being gay is still criminalised in some countries.
6th May 2014
Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon confirms he is dating CSI actor Gerald McCullouch 30
6:26 PM — The NCAA's first openly gay basketball player Derrick Gordon, has announced his relationship with CSI actor Gerald McCullouch.
28th April 2014
US: President Obama appoints openly gay NBA star to fitness council 2
1:24 PM — US President Barack Obama at the weekend appointed the first openly gay NBA player to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
24th April 2014
Gay NBA star Jason Collins named one of TIME Magazine’s ’100 Most Influential People’ 1
4:24 PM — Openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has been featured as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, a year after coming out.
15th April 2014
Golfer who agrees that being gay is ‘an open rebellion to God’ wins Masters 15
5:52 PM — A golfer who voiced his support for a sports analyst who said gay NBA player Jason Collins' coming out was an "open rebellion to God" has won the Masters.
1st April 2014
US: Food server claims he was banned from working in basketball locker rooms for being gay
8:31 PM — A lawsuit has been filed in the US by a Brooklyn food server who said he was subjected to homophobic taunts by a professional basketball team.
24th March 2014
US: Press agency accidentally labels basketball team’s new uniform ‘gay’ 3
10:04 PM — The Associated Press has apologised to a NBA basketball team, after a typo led them to accidentally describe their new gray uniform as 'gay'.
21st March 2014
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins received ‘gay taunts’ from ‘knucklehead’ player 1
6:39 PM — The first openly-gay player to come out in a major US team sport and continue playing has said that he has already received "gay taunts" from a player on an opposing team.
18th March 2014
Jason Collins signed by Brooklyn Nets for remainder of NBA season 1
5:18 PM — After completing two 10-day contracts with new team the Brooklyn Nets, openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has now been signed for the remainder of the season.
4th March 2014
Jason Collins set to sign second 10-day deal with Brooklyn Nets
8:03 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins may soon sign a second 10-day deal with his new team the Brooklyn Nets.
26th February 2014
Jason Collins’ shirt commemorating murdered gay teen tops sales in NBA online store 6
1:02 PM — Openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has made the decision to wear the number 98 shirt for his new team in commemoration of murdered gay teenager Matthew Shepard.
23rd February 2014
Jason Collins signs deal to become first openly-gay, active NBA player 7
8:56 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins on Sunday evening signed a deal to officially become the first openly-gay active player in the NBA.
17th February 2014
Chelsea Clinton: LGBT rights remain ‘unfinished business of the 21st century’ 5
4:03 PM — Chelsea Clinton says the battle for LGBT rights still has a long way to go.
27th January 2014
Gay NBA player Jason Collins to join Michelle Obama during State of the Union address 1
3:48 PM — The White House has announced that openly gay NBA player Jason Collins has been invited to join Michelle Obama during her husband's State of the Union address this week.
21st December 2013
Feature: Why was 2013 the year of coming out? 6
5:08 PM — As well as a landmark year for equal marriage around the globe, we also saw a record number of notable coming out stories.
17th December 2013
Video: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Martina Navratilova back Free & Equal campaign 1
4:45 PM — A United Nations campaign group has released a video featuring UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, tennis legend Martina Navratilova and NBA star Jason Collins speaking on the importance of defending LGBT rights.
11th December 2013
Martina Navratilova: The Olympic Committee is ‘putting their head in the sand’ on LGBT rights 10
9:21 PM — Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has slammed the International Olympic Committee for "putting their head in the sand" over LGBT rights.
22nd October 2013
Video: Robbie Rogers says he was ‘consumed by fear’ before coming out
2:57 PM — Soccer player Robbie Rogers and basketball player Jason Collins took to the stage at the GLSEN Respect Awards on Friday and spoke of their individual coming out stories from earlier this year.
23rd September 2013
French basketball star apologises for anti-gay slur following European tournament match 7
5:01 PM — French professional basketball player Tony Parker has apologised after using an anti-gay slur during a press conference following a game between France and Spain.