14th September 2014
The best place to be in the closet, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:48 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
13th September 2014
Photos: Firearms cops wear Rainbow Laces 13
12:31 PM — The Rainbow Laces campaign has found support from a team more used to riot gear than football gear.
12th September 2014
Demand for Rainbow Laces passes 100,000 3
5:14 PM — With just over 48 hours to go until the football fixtures will kick off this weekend, the demand for rainbow laces had passed 100,000 requests.
11th September 2014
Arsenal boss: Football trailing behind rest of society in tackling homophobia 7
3:26 PM — Arsene Wenger concedes there is plenty of hard work to do if homophobia is to be reduced in football.
10th September 2014
Rainbow laces sent to ‘hate-filled vermin’ Westboro Baptist Church 6
7:55 PM — The Rainbow Laces Campaign has sent a pair of laces - and a sharply worded letter - to the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
Casey Stoney: I can understand the fears of footballers who don’t come out 4
7:44 PM — Former England women's captain Casey Stoney has said that she understands why no male football players have come out.
8th September 2014
Joey Barton: I don’t know if a football player will come out soon 9
12:04 PM — Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton says he doesn't know whether a football player would feel safe enough to come out as gay.
Thomas Hitzlsperger: Coming out as a gay footballer is ‘impossible’ 5
10:30 AM — Ex-premiership footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger says it would have been "impossible" to come out as gay during his career.
5th September 2014
Equalities minister Nicky Morgan urges football clubs to support rainbow laces 11
4:58 PM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has said urged football clubs to show their support for Stonewall's rainbow laces campaign.
Gloria De Piero: I hope rainbow laces will show that there is no place in football for homophobia 5
11:20 AM — Labour's shadow minister for women and equalities Gloria De Piero writes for PinkNews on the return of Stonewall's rainbow laces campaign, saying football is a family sport, and that there should be no place for homophobia.
Stonewall sends rainbow laces to every Premier League footballer to tackle homophobia 12
11:05 AM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has sent rainbow laces to every premiership footballer and professional club in Britain in support of gay players and fans.
27th September 2013
Gay footballer Anton Hysen: I get calls from footballers who want to come out 20
7:47 PM — Gay footballer Anton Hysen says he's had a number of phone calls from anonymous footballers who want to come out.
21st September 2013
Rainbow laces worn against homophobia across FA matches 23
7:47 PM — Players across the English Premier League wore rainbow laces in matches today in support of efforts against homophobia in football.
20th September 2013
Stonewall dismisses criticism of Paddy Power rainbow laces campaign 21
3:55 PM — Stonewall has dismissed criticism regarding its campaign against homophobia in football after several Premier League clubs said they wouldn’t be able to support it because of the involvement of Paddy Power.
Manchester United, Spurs and Norwich can’t support rainbow laces campaign due to Paddy Power 35
11:06 AM — Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Tottenham and Norwich, have refused to back the rainbow laces project because they believe it amounts to an advertising campaign for bookmaker Paddy Power.
19th September 2013
Critics warn ‘Right Behind Gay Footballers’ slogan relies on ‘innuendo’ about gay sex 36
2:07 PM — The “Right Behind Gay Footballers” campaign by Stonewall and Paddy Power is relying on "sexualised innuendo and stereotypes about gay men" – according to the group Football v Homophobia.
Gary Lineker to wear anti-homophobia rainbow laces on Match of the Day 5
12:34 PM — Gary Lineker has requested a pair of rainbow laces so he can wear them on Saturday night's Match of the Day in support of a campaign against homophobia in football.
18th September 2013
Everton FC announced as first Premier League team to wear rainbow laces against homophobia 6
5:52 PM — Everton FC has become the first Premier League football team to announce that its players will wear rainbow laces in support of an anti-homophobia campaign.
Rugby star Gareth Thomas backs rainbow laces anti-homophobia in football campaign 1
5:16 PM — Former rugby player Gareth Thomas is supporting a new campaign against homophobia in football, which encourages professional footballers to wear rainbow laces on their boots.
Premier League says ‘individual clubs and players’ can decide on anti-homophobia rainbow laces 9
4:58 PM — The Premier League has said that it will leave the decision on whether or not to wear rainbow laces as part of an anti-homophobia campaign to "individual clubs and players."