29th August 2014
One Direction singer Harry Styles shows support for gay NFL star 1
3:04 PM — One Direction singer Harry Styles has shown his support for out NFL star Michael Sam.
27th August 2014
US: ESPN apologises for questioning whether Michael Sam should shower with teammates 8
3:45 PM — Sports broadcaster ESPN has apologised for a report questioning whether out St Louis Rams player Michael Sam should shower with his teammates.
US: Michael Sam’s teammate mocks ESPN for sexuality coverage 3
12:34 PM — One of Michael Sam's teammates has attacked the broadcaster ESPN for continually referencing the player's sexuality.
20th August 2014
Minnesota Vikings to introduce zero tolerance for homophobia policy 4
3:44 PM — The Minnesota Vikings NFL team will implement a zero tolerance policy for homophobia, as part of a legal settlement with former player Chris Kluwe.
16th August 2014
Chris Kluwe announces settlement in homophobic remarks lawsuit 3
5:00 PM — Former Minnesota Vikings NFL player Chris Kluwe on Friday announced that he had reached a settlement with the team after he alleged a coach made homophobic remarks.
13th August 2014
NFL warns all players of zero tolerance for homophobic abuse
1:14 PM — The NFL has warned all players that it will take a zero tolerance approach to homophobic slurs and anti-gay abuse.
11th August 2014
Watch: Michael Sam makes debut in NFL preseason match
4:30 PM — NFL player Michael Sam has made his debut in a match for the St Louis Rams.
1st August 2014
US: NFL player disciplined for homophobic tweet has ‘learned’ from sensitivity training 2
3:04 PM — Don Jones, the Miami Dolphins player sent to sensitivity training about a homophobic tweet about Michael Sam's televised gay kiss, has said he is happy that the experience has taught him more about respect and tolerance.
26th July 2014
US: New York LGBT group attacks Giants for hiring former NOM spokesman as coach 4
2:25 PM — An LGBT group has attacked the New York Giants, for hiring a former National Organisation for Marriage spokesperson as a coach.
25th July 2014
St Louis Rams coach: Michael Sam is not a ‘distraction’
4:15 PM — St Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has dismissed claims that Michael Sam's sexuality is a "distraction" for the team.
US: AFA president upset Michael Sam will see ‘naked beefcakes’ in the shower 51
3:37 PM — The American Family Association president is upset that Michael Sam will see naked "beefcakes" in the shower.
24th July 2014
Michael Sam’s jersey is sixth most sold across the entire NFL 2
11:20 AM — Michael Sam's football jersey is the sixth most sold this season across the entire NFL.
23rd July 2014
John Amaechi: Coach’s comments about Michael Sam are a ‘calculated’ stunt 2
3:17 PM — Retired basketball star John Amaechi has claimed that Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam were just to "keep himself in the news".
Michael Sam: Coach who wouldn’t hire me is entitled to his opinion 2
2:45 PM — Michael Sam has responded to former Colts coach Tony Dungy's claims that he "wouldn't have taken" an openly gay player.
Former Colts coach: I gave my honest answer when I said I wouldn’t take Michael Sam 6
10:44 AM — Former NFL coach Tony Dungy has defended his claim this week that he wouldn't allow openly gay player Michael Sam on his team.
21st July 2014
Former Colts coach: I wouldn’t have taken gay player Michael Sam 13
6:26 PM — Former Colts coach Tony Dungy has claimed that he "wouldn't have taken" Michael Sam if he were still in charge of a team.
20th July 2014
Chris Kluwe attacks three-match ban for NFL coach who called for gays to be ‘nuked’ 5
9:14 PM — NFL punter Chris Kluwe has criticized the Minnesota Vikings for only handing a three-match ban to a coach who called for gays to be "nuked".
19th July 2014
US: NFL team suspends coach for 3 games after he called for gays to be nuked 9
12:07 PM — The Minnesota Vikings have suspended their coach for three matches, after he allegedly made homophobic comments to a player.
17th July 2014
Watch: Michael Sam accepts Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs
12:25 PM — The NFL’s first openly-gay player, Michael Sam, was met with two standing ovations as he accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday night.
15th July 2014
Chris Kluwe threatens to take Vikings to court, after refusal to release report into homophobia
4:29 PM — Outspoken advocate of gay rights and retired NFL star, Chris Kluwe, will take his former team to court, after it reneged on promises to release the findings of an investigation into whether his dismissal last year was due to his support for the LGBT community. Kluwe starred as a punter for the Minnesota Vikings from […]