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.
11th September 2013
A$AP Rocky addresses MTV VMA gay controversy: ‘I’m not homophobic at all’ 6
12:10 PM — Rapper A$AP Rocky has addressed the controversy surrounding his appearance with openly gay basketball star Jason Collins at the MTV VMA awards, apologising to the star and saying: "I'm not homophobic"
24th August 2013
US: Jason Collins to introduce Ryan Lewis and Macklemore at VMAs for equal marriage hit
9:31 PM — Openly gay NBA basketball star Jason Collins will on Sunday evening take to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to introduce Macklemore and Ryan Lewis when they perform their equal marriage themed summer hit.
13th August 2013
NFL player speaks out to say ‘now is the window’ for gay players to come out 1
6:49 PM — An NFL player has spoken out in an interview to say that despite being a Christian, he supports gay athletes who want to come out, and that they should "do what you want to do".
25th June 2013
Ex-Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova: ‘Gay men still feel oppressed on court’ 5
4:19 PM — Tennis star Martina Navratilova says gay men still feel oppressed on court – and many are still in the closet.
21st June 2013
US: First inductees announced for National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame
7:12 PM — The not-for-profit Chicago-based National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, for gay athletes and their allies, has announced its initial inductees, which includes Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova and Orlando Cruz.
9th June 2013
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins marches in Boston Pride parade 4
11:51 AM — Recently out openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, has taken part in his first gay pride parade, after coming out as gay last month.
5th June 2013
Robbie Rogers: Football in the UK is ‘more homophobic’ than in the US 4
3:01 PM — Openly gay professional US football player Robbie Rogers, has spoken in an interview to say that he thinks the football industry in the UK is "a bit more homophobic", than in the US.
1st June 2013
US: NFL player Andrew Luck: If coming out as gay makes a teammate happy, I have no problem 1
6:23 PM — Prominent NFL offensive player Andrew Luck, has spoken out to say that, if it makes a teammate happy to come out as gay, "they should do it", and that he has no problem with it.
29th May 2013
US: First college men’s basketball player to come out: ‘You’ve got to be comfortable with who you are’ 5
2:08 AM — Following the lead of other professional athletes to come out and continue playing in a US professional team sport, a Kansas college men's basketball player, appears to have become the first to come out during a college career, and said: "If you are comfortable with yourself, you can do anything."
27th May 2013
Gay footballer Robbie Rogers cleared to return to play in the US 3
1:36 AM — Robbie Rogers, the former Leeds United player who retired from football earlier this year, is set to return to play Major League Soccer in the United States, at David Beckham's former team.
24th May 2013
US Pastor: Why I support Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay 8
1:42 PM — Responding to an open letter from a fellow Chrisian columnist, a US pastor explains his reasons for writing in defence of openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, and emphasising a need for a dialogue on homosexuality within the church.
21st May 2013
US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins 63
3:19 PM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has thanked God for a lethal tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, leaving at least 24 people dead, saying it’s because of gay basketball player Jason Collins.
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins honoured with courage award
12:52 PM — Jason Collins, the NBA star who came out as gay earlier this month to a huge amount of media attention, and became the first openly gay player in a US major team sport, has received a courage award from leading gay-straight alliance organisation GLSEN.
16th May 2013
US columnist: Homosexuality ‘has destroyed every civilisation it has touched’ 39
6:17 PM — Christian Post contributor Ken Hutcherson has attacked another contributor to the site for commending Jason Collins for coming out as gay, saying that homosexuality "has destroyed every civilisation it has touched", as well as "the family", and "the soul".
US: Basketball star Jason Collins’ twin says he missed ‘red flags’ signalling that his brother is gay 2
4:14 PM — Appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, recently out gay NBA star Jason Collins and his twin brother Jarron, discussed their brotherly relationship, the latter joking that he missed "red flags" which suggested Jason was gay.