8th July 2014
Former NFL player comes out, cites Jason Collins and Michael Sam as inspiration
4:10 PM — A former NFL player has come out as gay, citing “athletes like Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Brian Sims” for giving him the strength to accept his sexuality alongside his identity as an athlete.
23rd June 2014
UK: Tory activists attempting to unseat gay MP Nigel Evans 19
1:02 PM — Nigel Evans has decried the "whiff of homophobia" in his constituency, which has lead to a Tory grassroots campaign to unseat him.
27th May 2014
Alabama football coach: I’ve been on teams with gay players before 1
9:13 PM — The head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide has said he would have "no problem" recruiting a gay player, because he has been on teams with "folks like that" before.
26th May 2014
Openly gay UKIP MEP elected in Scotland 119
12:39 AM — An openly gay UKIP MEP has been elected in Scotland for the first time ever.
19th May 2014
How to Train Your Dragon’s Gobber to come out as gay in sequel 14
5:25 PM — The animated sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, a children's film set in the Viking period, will feature a gay character, it has been revealed.
17th May 2014
US: Oprah scraps Michael Sam documentary plans 5
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has indefinitely postponed plans to shoot a documentary series following gay NFL player Michael Sam.
15th May 2014
Michael Sam’s agent: Oprah documentary will not film in the Rams stadium 5
6:42 PM — Michael Sam's agent has said that an upcoming documentary about the player announced by Oprah Winfrey will not be allowed to film with his new team.
Oprah Winfrey announces Michael Sam TV documentary 1
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has commissioned a documentary about newly-drafted gay NFL player Michael Sam.
23rd April 2014
US university student claims he was kicked out of fraternity for being gay 5
5:45 PM — A student at the University of Central Florida has started a campaign after he says he was made to leave a fraternity because he is openly gay.
8th April 2014
Gay US scout leader defies sacking: ‘I will remain in my post’ 5
9:25 PM — A gay scout leader who was sacked by the Boy Scouts of America has said he will remain in his post, with the support of his church.
6th March 2014
US: Santa Fe elects first openly gay mayor 1
8:36 PM — Santa Fe has elected its first ever openly gay mayor, former state Democratic party chairman Javier Gonzales.
19th August 2013
Wife of Christine Quinn says NYC mayoral hopeful has received threats for being gay 1
4:46 PM — The wife of New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn has said that the candidate has received threats because she is openly gay.
24th June 2013
US: Acting Air Force Secretary becomes highest ranking openly-gay member of Defense Department
9:24 PM — The new acting Air Force Secretary, Under Secretary Eric Fanning, has become the highest-ranking openly-gay person at the US Defense Department.
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.
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 October 2012
Zachary Quinto: LGBT supporters have ‘only one choice; in the US election 26
1:38 AM — Gay actor and supporter of LGBT rights, Zachary Quinto, has said that, in the upcoming US Presidential Election, LGBT rights supporters have "only one choice" when it comes to picking a candidate.
8th August 2012
Team gold for Britain’s only openly gay Olympian Carl Hester 14
10:25 AM — The only openly gay Olympian in Team GB has helped his equestrian team secure gold at the London Olympics.
4th July 2012
Newly-out Anderson Cooper says thanks to fans 3
6:33 PM — CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has used Twitter to thank fans for their support after coming out as gay. The 45-year-old broadcaster, who announced he was gay on Monday, wrote: "I appreciate all the nice tweets. I am in Botswana working but want to wish everyone a great 4th of July!"