2nd April 2014
Nike and Intel join list of Oregon businesses pushing for same-sex marriage
6:48 PM — Sportswear giant Nike and technology multinational Intel are among a few dozen businesses to throw their weight behind a campaign to legalise same-sex marriage in Oregon.
26th March 2014
Adidas quietly allows ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ on customisable trainers, but still bans ‘bi’ and ‘trans’ 5
12:58 PM — A month on from criticisms faced for banning the words "gay" and "lesbian" from its range of customisable trainers, Adidas has allowed them, but still bans "bi" and "trans" from being used.
12th February 2014
Adidas: We can’t allow the word ‘gay’ on customisable trainers because of the ‘society we live in’ 11
4:17 PM — Adidas has confirmed that it will leave in place a ban on the word "gay", which prevents people from adding the word to its range of customised trainers.
30th November 2013
Nike launches political action committee to push for equal marriage 1
1:20 PM — Nike has launched its own political action committee (PAC) in order to push for equal marriage in Oregon.
1st November 2013
Nike donates $200,000 towards ending homophobia in sports 2
3:42 PM — The world's largest sporting apparel company Nike, pledged to donate all proceeds from a special line of gear towards LGBT equality in sports, and has now donated $200,000 to an LGBT sporting charity.
27th May 2013
Robbie Rogers makes US football debut in LA Galaxy 4-0 win 4
1:58 PM — Having returned to professional sport after a short retirement, openly gay player Robbie Rogers is with US team LA Galaxy, coming back to excellent support and a win in his debut game.
14th May 2013
Basketball star Brittney Griner tells LGBT youth: ‘Be who you are’
9:52 PM — Recently out openly lesbian US basketball star Brittney Griner made an impassioned speech at last weekend's GLAAD Media Awards, telling LGBT youths to "be who you are", and to tweet her if they ever have any problems.
26th April 2013
US: Openly gay basketball star lands endorsement deal with Nike 2
2:44 AM — An openly-gay basketball star in the US, who came out last week in an interview, has signed an endorsement deal with sports giant Nike.
14th April 2013
Gay former NBA chief: The first openly gay US athlete will be amazed at opportunities given to them 4
9:14 PM — The former executive of a National Basketball Association (NBA) team has said that the first professional sports player to come out in the US will benefit rather than suffer,potentially earning millions in endorsements for being openly gay in the field.
14th October 2012
US: Companies confirm support for equal marriage in Washington, in full page newspaper advert 2
11:36 PM — A large number of Washington-based companies have confirmed their support for Referendum 74, the equal marriage bill, which will be voted on next month in the state, by signing up to a newspaper advert.
11th October 2012
US: Seattle based department store backs equal marriage referendum in Washington
10:46 PM — A large fashion retailer based in the US state of Washington, has joined other large employers in publicly voicing their support for equal marriage, which will be voted on by Washington residents next month.