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.
25th January 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo: I want to use Super Bowl media for equal marriage awareness 7
5:30 PM — NFL player, and equal marriage advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, has said that he wants to use the massive exposure which the Super Bowl brings to speak out about marriage equality.
18th January 2013
US: Pro-gay NFL player Chris Kluwe to release a book of ‘uncensored personal essays’ 5
5:30 PM — Equal rights advocate and NFL football player, Chris Kluwe, is to release a book containing "uncensored personal essays" on a range of topics, after passionately defending equal marriage rights for gay people.
17th January 2013
US: NFL player Chris Kluwe to receive award for his support of gay rights and equal marriage 3
1:04 PM — Pro-gay NFL player, Chris Kluwe, is to be honoured by an LGBT community group, for being an advocate of equal rights and equal marriage for the LGBT community.
11th January 2013
Gay former NFL player says there are many ‘semi-openly’ gay US athletes 6
3:57 AM — An openly-gay former National Football League (NFL) player has said that he thinks there is at least one gay "significant contributor" in the NFL.
27th November 2012
NFL player: “Saying faggot doesn’t make me a homophobe, it’s just a word” 72
6:19 PM — An American football player in Ohio has apologised after using the word “faggot” on Twitter.
14th November 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo thanked by rival NFL players for his support of equal marriage
1:01 AM — NFL player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, said he was congratulated by members of a rival team, during a match on Sunday, for his advocacy of equal rights, in particular his efforts in the recent battle over equal marriage.
5th November 2012
US: Chris Kluwe quits blog because of anti-equal marriage editorial 7
11:44 PM — NFL player, Chris Kluwe, has quit his blog at an online daily newspaper, due to an editorial published by the site's editors which, he said, expresses an anti-equal marriage stance which goes against the political neutrality it claims to have.
24th October 2012
Chris Kluwe: First openly gay NFL player will have ‘biggest marketing opportunity in 50 years’ 1
9:58 PM — Equal marriage advocate and NFL Football player, Chris Kluwe has spoken about the possible marketing and endorsement opportunities, surrounding the first openly gay NFL player, whoever that may be.
11th October 2012
US: NFL player starts controversy by tweeting a gay ‘joke’ 32
9:43 PM — An NFL football player in the US has been the subject of heavy criticism, after tweeting a joke which was considered by many as homophobic.