25th March 2013
US: NFL players make final push for equal marriage: ‘why is common sense not enough?’ 5
12:26 PM — Players in the US National Football League (NFL) have been using their influence to speak out in favour of equal marriage, ahead of the Supreme Court taking on two cases around the issue this week.
5th March 2013
US: NFL footballer Tim Tebow now to speak at anti-gay Christian university 10
6:16 PM — NFL footballer Tim Tebow, who pulled out of speaking at a controversially anti-gay Dallas megachurch last week, is set to give a speech at a private university, spokespeople for which have expressed anti-gay views.
US: NFL’s Chris Culliver spends day with LGBT support centre 8
6:10 PM — NFL player Chris Culliver spent the day at the Trevor Project, as was promised after he came under fire for homophobic comments. He said he wanted to continue volunteering with the LGBT charity.
4th March 2013
Video: Bryan Fischer says gay players in the NFL would cause a ‘grenade-like explosion’ 20
3:26 PM — The American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, has spoken on the organisation's radio program Focal Point, to say that the NFL should not allow openly gay football players, as they would cause a "grenade-like explosion".
2nd March 2013
NFL player Scott Fujita: ‘A gay football player would not be an issue at all in the locker room’ 7
5:17 PM — NFL player Scott Fujita has spoken out about the issue of a lack of gay players in professional sport, and has said that he thinks it would "not be an issue at all" to have a gay player in the locker room.
US: NFL players Kluwe and Ayanbadejo file Supreme Court brief in support of equal marriage 4
1:28 AM — Two top NFL players, both equal rights advocates, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, urging it to strike down Proposition 8, the Californian ban on equal marriage.
1st March 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo: Prospective NFL players may have to lie that they’re straight to get drafted 1
1:35 PM — NFL player and equal rights advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, has expressed regret at the fact that gay, prospective NFL players may need to lie about their sexuality, when asked, in order to get drafted as professional players.
28th February 2013
Former NFL player criticised for saying ‘it is not realistic for every team to accept gay players’ 12
5:50 PM — A former NFL footballer and radio analyst has come under criticism for saying that he thought it was unfeasible for all teams to accept gay players in the locker room, because of religious opposition to homosexuality.
22nd February 2013
American Family Association accuses NFL’s Tim Tebow of losing Christian ‘street cred’ for shunning anti-gay church 14
4:24 PM — Bryan Fischer has accused NFL quarterback Tim Tebow of giving in to "nattering nabobs" over his decision to pull out of a speech he was due to make at a controversial anti-gay church in Dallas.
21st February 2013
American football star Tim Tebow backs out of speech at anti-gay Dallas church 16
6:50 PM — New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has cancelled a speech he was due to make at a controversial anti-gay church in Dallas.
18th February 2013
US: NFL Footballer Tim Tebow to speak at anti-gay Dallas megachurch 15
4:09 PM — An American football player for the New York Jets best known for during-game prayers, has been invited to speak at a church in Dallas, the leader of which has been criticised for denouncing homosexuality in the past.
17th February 2013
Gay rights group: ‘Sports in the US have reached a tipping point against homophobia’ 5
8:37 PM — The decision of 25-year-old former Leeds United football player Robbie Rogers, to come out last week, has been commended by gay rights activists, who have described this as a "tipping point" for sports.
12th February 2013
US: Basketball player Kobe Bryant chastises Twitter fan for using ‘gay’ as an insult 8
1:55 AM — A US basketball player has been commended for voicing his disapproval at a fan's use of the word "gay" as an insult.
2nd February 2013
NFL player Chris Culliver to undergo sensitivity training for homophobic comments 14
7:19 PM — San Francisco 49ers player, Chris Culliver, who earlier this week said there were no gay players on the team, and if there were, they wouldn't be welcome, is to begin sensitivity training following this weekend's Super Bowl.
1st February 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo: 50% of NFL players share Chris Culliver’s homophobic views 4
7:05 PM — Ravens player Brendon Ayanbadejo has estimated that 50% of NFL players have homophobic views.
Brendon Ayanbadejo: I hope Chris Culliver’s anti-gay NFL comments start a positive discussion 2
1:13 AM — American football player and equal marriage advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, has said that he hopes to start a positive dialogue about gay players in the NFL following anti-gay comments by fellow player, Chris Culliver.
31st January 2013
NFL player Chris Culliver apologises for saying gay players not welcome in the NFL 13
1:33 PM — Chris Culliver, an NFL player who said that there were no gay people on his team, and that if there were any, they should leave, has apologised, and said his comments were "hurtful and ugly".
30th January 2013
NFL Player Chris Culliver: Gay players aren’t welcome in football and shouldn’t come out 50
10:39 PM — NFL Player, Chris Culliver, has said in an interview that he didn't think there were any gay players on his team, and that they wouldn't be welcome if there were.
US: Gay former American football player charged with assaulting ex-boyfriend
4:47 PM — A retired American football player has been charged with felony domestic violence and assault charges involving a former boyfriend.
US: Leading sports magazine features gay kiss in Super Bowl preview 6
3:19 PM — The leading sports magazine in America has featured a gay celebratory kiss in a feature around the upcoming Super Bowl.