16th July 2014
US: Gay retired baseball pro Billy Bean appointed MLB’s first Ambassador for Inclusion
11:36 AM — Major League Baseball has increased its drive to combat homophobia in the sport by appointing gay former pro Billy Bean as its first ‘Ambassador for Inclusion’.
15th July 2014
US: MLB will address homophobia in baseball during the All-Star Game
8:01 PM — Major League Baseball will make an announcement this Tuesday evening that will dramatically shift their ability to combat homophobia and help gay players, coaches and staff in the league.
18th April 2013
US: Major League Soccer player vows to use suspension for anti-gay slur ‘for the good’
6:11 PM — A Major League Soccer player in the US who was suspended for three games after using an anti-gay slur, has again expressed remorse, and said that he wants to use the opportunity of the media "for the good", and to make amends for his actions.
16th April 2013
US: Baseball team is first professional sports franchise to receive GLAAD award
1:30 AM — A Major League Baseball team from San Francisco is to become the first professional sports franchise to be honoured with a GLAAD Media Award at the 24th annual ceremony next month.
1st February 2013
Former baseball player: ‘Why the hell should being gay matter in professional sport?’ 6
5:52 PM — A former Major League baseball player has said that he played alongside gay teammates, and that he didn't understand why any player should have a problem with doing so.
31st December 2012
US baseball star Torii Hunter: I would be ‘uncomfortable’ with having a gay teammate 67
11:22 AM — Torii Hunter, who plays as a slugger for the Detroit Tigers, says he would find it “difficult and uncomfortable” to accept openly gay baseball players.
22nd September 2012
Ex-Major League Baseball team owner comes out as gay 2
11:28 PM — The former owner of a Major League Baseball team in Pittsburgh, has come out as gay, saying that homophobic slurs meant that he kept his sexuality a secret in the past.
18th September 2012
Update: Baseball player apologises for homophobic slur, is suspended without pay 20
7:08 PM — Canadian baseball player, Yunel Escobar, has apologised for causing offence through having what was perceived as a homophobic slur, written on his face during a game.
10th November 2010
Documentary on out gay baseball player Glenn Burke 3
7:00 PM — A documentary has been produced about Glenn Burke, the only Major League baseball player to have come out as gay. Burke came out in 1982 in a magazine article after his playing career had ended. During his time in the game, he said his teammates were aware of his sexuality.