9th August 2012
London: Olympians and Paralympians offered free entry to 2014 Gay Games 5
10:31 AM — Olympians and Paralympians are being offered free entry to the ninth quadrennial Gay Games, due to take place in the US in 2014.
8th August 2012
Matthew Mitcham ‘most influential Australian Olympian on Twitter’ 11
11:18 AM — Openly gay gold medal-winning diver Matthew Mitcham is the most influential athlete on the Australian team at this year's London Olympics, according to a PR firm in his home country.
7th August 2012
George Michael confirms appearance in Olympics closing ceremony 6
2:46 PM — George Michael has confirmed rumours he will appear in the London Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, suggesting it had been a poorly-kept secret.
1st August 2012
Olympics accused of lack of action against discrimination ahead of LGBT sports event 21
10:50 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has once again called on the International Olympic Committee to take decisive action against homophobic and transphobic discrimination, ahead of an LGBT sports event planned for this Saturday.
Call for policing guidance after Tom Daley gay hate and death threat tweets 51
4:53 PM — Following threatening and anti-gay tweets sent to young British diver Tom Daley, police have said they are currently forced to 'make it up as they go along' in Twitter abuse cases, as the 17-year-old behind the original message received anti-gay abuse from the public.
31st July 2012
South African archer comes out at Olympics 10
12:59 PM — South African archer Karen Hultzer has confirmed for the first time she is a lesbian at the London Olympics.
Comment: Why are there so few openly gay athletes at London 2012? 80
12:05 PM — If there were truly enough gay athletes arriving at the capital to crash Grindr, Professor Gregory Woods asks why only twenty or so are open about their sexual orientation at this year's Olympics.
Welsh footballer’s account sends Tom Daley ‘prank’ anti-gay tweet 64
10:37 AM — A Welsh footballer's Twitter stream featured an anti-gay comment about British divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield after they narrowly missed out on a medal at the Olympics yesterday.
26th July 2012
Comment: Sport and spectacle – the queer side of the Olympics 9
12:47 PM — Gregory Woods examines some notable opening and closing ceremonies from Olympics past and reasons that there is 'something distinctly queer' about the Games.
24th July 2012
Hate crime vigils organiser brings Olympic torch to Soho 6
3:30 PM — The organiser of the 17-24-30 hate crime vigils paused with his Olympic torch in Soho yesterday to remember victims of anti-gay crimes after running in the official relay in south London.
22nd July 2012
Tabloid claims global Grindr outage caused by overactive Olympic athletes 31
1:53 PM — The arrival of thousands of athletes and their national support staff caused the gay networking app Grindr to crash a British tabloid newspaper claims.
20th July 2012
Protest planned over anti-gay Olympic states 19
5:28 PM — A protest is being planned outside an International Olympic Committee meeting this weekend to petition it to disqualify states which discriminate against citizens on the grounds of sexual orientation in sport.
19th July 2012
14 openly gay and lesbian athletes to compete in London Olympics 47
11:29 PM — At least 14 out gay and lesbian athletes will be competing in London's Olympic Games. According to OutSports.com, which published the list, statistics suggest that there are many more gay or lesbian competitors.
Man donates Olympic torch for anti-homophobia theatre workshops 2
3:14 PM — An Olympic torch-bearer from Oldham has donated his torch to the gay Pink Triangle Theatre he co-founded for use in its workshops tackling homophobia in schools.
18th July 2012
Letter demands anti-gay state ultimatum before Olympics 30
1:46 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has renewed calls for Olympic chiefs to ban anti-gay nations from the London Games and enforce the Olympic Charter by offering visiting nations the chance to renounce discrimination.
8th May 2012
US gymnastics hopeful comes out as gay ahead of Olympics 23
11:07 AM — US gymnast Josh Dixon has come out during his bid to represent the US at the London Olympics this year in a move which would make him the country's first openly gay gymnast at the competition.
24th April 2012
Pride House at London Olympics ‘cancelled over lack of sponsorship’ 30
2:20 PM — The Pride House event a this year's London Olympics, designed to promote the LGBT community, has reportedly been cancelled due to a lack of funding.
19th March 2012
Gay sport figures among Olympics torch-bearers 14
3:26 PM — 7,300 torch-bearers were named this morning and will carry the flame for 70 days and 8,000 through the UK in July ahead of the opening of the Olympics on 27 July.
6th March 2012
Olympics volunteers ‘quizzed on how to treat gays holding hands’ 58
5:40 PM — A quiz for Olympics volunteers which included advice on dealing with complaints about gays holding hands has been dubbed 'a bit patronising'.
1st February 2012
John Amaechi: London will see through ‘undesirable gays’ rhetoric 16
10:53 AM — Clapham resident and Pride House ambassador John Amaechi said the idea of the event turning Clapham Common into a "den of iniquity" during the Olympics showed the group who opposed the move were "out of touch".