6th December 2012
Football needs a gay ‘champion’ says rugby referee Nigel Owens 4
5:15 PM — Rugby referee Nigel Owens is backing a campaign to tackle homophobic attitudes in sport and says football would benefit from having a gay “champion” in the same way Gareth Thomas took up the mantle for rugby.
31st October 2012
UK: Gay sport stars lend support to NUS campaign 2
12:02 AM — England and Surrey cricketer Steven Davies, the sports first openly gay player, is backing the National Union of Students' (NUS) campaign to tackle homophobia in sport, along with gay rugby star Gareth Thomas.
11th October 2012
Sydney to host gay rugby cup in 2014
7:37 PM — Sydney has won its bid to host the 2014 Bingham Cup, the world's top gay rugby tournament.
8th August 2012
Comment: Always picked last – rediscovering sport as a gay adult 11
1:54 PM — Daniel Sellers writes about his experience of sport at school and talks to the members of a gay-friendly running club about how it differs from the 'individualism and hedonism' of the traditional gay scene.
20th July 2012
Gay rugby club chair joins Olympic torch relay in London this weekend
12:51 PM — The chairman of the London inclusive gay rugby club the King's Cross Steelers will carry the Olympic torch this weekend.
8th June 2012
Sydney team wins gay rugby world cup at Manchester final 8
11:41 AM — Gay Australian rugby team the Sydney Convicts have taken home the 2012 Bingham Cup, becoming gay rugby champions of the world.
31st May 2012
Manchester to host gay rugby world cup this weekend 6
12:29 PM — Manchester will play host to the Bingham Cup this weekend, where gay and inclusive rugby teams from around the world will compete for the 2012 title.
30th May 2012
Gay rugby player Gareth Thomas cover star of Attitude’s annual ‘naked issue’ 22
5:27 PM — Gay former professional rugby star Gareth Thomas will appear on the cover of this month's Attitude magazine, its annual 'naked issue', which is to focus on sexual health.
18th May 2012
Rugby Super League champions devote game to gay equality 12
9:12 AM — World Club champions Leeds Rhinos are dedicating their Stobart Super League Round 24 fixture against Widnes Vikings on Friday August 10 to celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
17th April 2012
Documentary on stroke victim who ‘woke up gay’ airs tonight 139
9:57 AM — A documentary following a rugby player who suffered a stroke and woke up gay is to air on BBC3 tonight.
4th April 2012
Welsh council hopeful apologises after comparing rugby with gay porn 45
9:22 AM — A Labour council candidate in Wales has apologised for a series of tweets that left him accused of sexism and one which jokingly compared rugby with gay porn.
1st April 2012
Schwarzenegger to replace Mickey Rourke as gay rugby player Gareth Thomas in film 40
12:01 AM — Following Mickey Rourke's decision to pull out of his role as gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic, Arnold Schwarzenegger has emerged as his replacement to star in the film. The film charting the life of Britain’s first openly gay rugby player was dreamed up by Rourke in a London pub after he lost an arm wrestling challenge with some gay rugby players. Rourke said: “There was an article about Gareth Thomas. I met Gareth and said [to him] I wanna make your life story”.
19th March 2012
Gay sport figures among Olympics torch-bearers 14
3:26 PM — 7,300 torch-bearers were named this morning and will carry the flame for 70 days and 8,000 through the UK in July ahead of the opening of the Olympics on 27 July.
16th February 2012
Lee Steele fined £200 for Gareth Thomas tweet 15
3:44 PM — Footballer Lee Steele has been fined £200 for the comment he posted on Twitter about Gareth Thomas which led to him being sacked.
15th February 2012
Australian rules footballer: ‘Sick fascination’ with gay players 12
9:54 AM — An Australian rules football player has said society is developing a "sick fascination" with players' sexuality and the culture of the game has changed to one of "great acceptance".
23rd January 2012
Gareth Thomas favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother 16
12:07 PM — Gay rugby player, Gareth Thomas has been named as the favourite to win Celebrity Big brother according to the odds on several online bookmakers.
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.
1st December 2011
Rugby stars don red boxers in order to ‘Stand Up, Stand Out’ 33
11:48 AM — Rugby stars and celebrities have lent their support to a campaign which urges the public to help support people living with HIV by wearing red this December. Harlequins rugby players slipped on the red boxers for World AIDS Day.
24th November 2011
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.
22nd November 2011
London Wasps sign UK government’s anti-homophobia charter 6
3:24 PM — The Equalities Minister Lynn Featherstone has congratulated the club for signing the charter and said: “I applaud them for doing so".