15th May 2014
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.
14th May 2014
Newt Gingrich: Gay people should be more tolerant of homophobes 18
2:25 PM — Republican Newt Gingrich has claimed that gay people need to be more tolerant of people who are against homosexuality.
US: Republican lobbyist begins boycott of Visa and St Louis Rams over openly gay NFL player 26
1:20 PM — An anti-gay Republican lobbyist has launched a boycott of Visa and the St Louis Rams, after the drafting of the NFL's first openly gay player, Michael Sam.
12th May 2014
Basketball player claims homophobic tweets were actually a psychology experiment 20
9:07 PM — A former basketball player is claiming homophobic tweets he posted were actually part of a "psychology experiment".
Michael Sam is dating 23-year-old swimmer Vito Cammisano 39
8:31 PM — Michael Sam's boyfriend has been revealed as 23-year-old swimmer Vito Cammisano.
10th May 2014
Michael Sam could become the NFL’s first openly gay player today 1
3:13 PM — If drafted to an NFL team today in rounds 4-7, Michael Sam would become the first openly gay player in the league.
19th April 2014
Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon: I cried most nights before I came out 8
5:56 PM — Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon has said that being in the closet took a huge toll on him, and that he cried most nights before he came out.
11th January 2012
Oxford City dismisses player for Gareth Thomas tweet 57
2:01 PM — Oxford City FC said today it had released Lee Steele from his obligations to the club after the player posted a comment on Twitter which was "seriously contrary to the ethos of the club".
9th January 2012
Oxford City player misses match after Gareth Thomas tweet 67
12:29 PM — Lee Steele holds the record for the fastest-ever goal by a Leighton Orient player, managing to score in 12 seconds while playing for the club in 2004, but waited until the following day to delete his tweet about the gay rugby star.
23rd December 2011
The weirdest and most unexpected LGBT stories of 2011 6
10:19 AM — In our annual rundown of the year's events, we look at the strangest stories of the year: the news in 2011 which took us completely by surprise.
15th December 2011
Former tennis star Margaret Court serves up controversy over gay marriage 94
1:27 PM — Margaret Court, once the world's number one female tennis player, well-known for her anti-gay views, has sparked a heated row with other former champions after saying gays were "aggressively demanding marriage rights that are not theirs to take."
12th December 2011
Fans say football clubs and agents to blame for lack of gay players 30
3:49 PM — A survey of 3,500 football fans says they blame football agents and clubs for the lack of openly gay players. According to the University of Staffordshire research, more than 90 per cent of those questioned said they would support a gay player and felt that homophobia has no place in the sport.
30th November 2011
Italian Footballers’ Association head “would not recommend coming out” to players 20
2:51 PM — The President of the Italian Footballers' Association Damiano Tommasi has suggested gay players keep their sexuality quiet, because the sport is "different to every other profession".
Rugby star Sacha Harding bares all for Elton John AIDS appeal 10
1:35 PM — Sacha Harding has posed nude for the front cover of Gay Times magazine to support Sir Elton John’s AIDS charity campaign. The magazine teamed up with the Elton John AIDS Foundation for its annual ‘Naked Issue’ which features 54 men.
24th November 2011
Rourke in training with gay rugby club for Gareth Thomas film 39
4:29 PM — The 59-year-old is hard at work producing and starring in a film about the world's first openly gay professional rugby player.
Bradford Bulls rugby player warned over shirtless photo shoot comment 15
12:44 PM — Elliott Whitehead had said Stuart Reardon's shirtless photo shoot in Australian DNA magazine "really let the bradford bus down [sic]". He apologised to club officials for the comment and was issued a warning.
23rd November 2011
Ospreys fine Kristian Phillips for gay slur tweet after “genuine remorse” 17
1:44 PM — Welsh rugby team have issued an undisclosed fine to the 21-year-old wing for describing a Big Brother contestant as a "faggot". The player has apologised for the statement, saying he had "learnt the hard way to think before tweeting".
16th November 2011
Footballer fined £1,200 for “fully homophobic” tweet 22
3:38 PM — Hope Akpan denies sending the tweet himself, claiming a member of his family was responsible, and said he had "no option but to plead guilty".
14th November 2011
Ugandan lesbian rugby player granted asylum in Germany 16
4:41 PM — Sportswoman allowed to remain in Europe after speaking of persecution experienced in notoriously homophobic country.
11th November 2011
US professional footballer David Testo comes out 19
9:07 AM — Testo spoke of the difficulty of not being able to thank his partner publicly on winning awards.