15th February 2012
FA charges Ravel Morrison on anti-gay tweet 35
11:47 AM — New West Ham player Ravel Morrison has been charged by the FA after a tweet appearing on his account earlier this month included a gay slur.
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".
8th February 2012
New West Ham midfielder’s gay slur tweet deleted 51
11:09 AM — Footballer Ravel Morrison has been criticised after a violently-worded message appeared on his Twitter page with a gay slur this week.
3rd February 2012
Comment: Football needs a culture change, not a gay role model 42
11:35 AM — While football may be dragging itself into the 21st century, Amal Fashanu only scratched the surface. The FA has to show leadership and actions, not empty platitudes, Adrian Tippetts argues.
2nd February 2012
Premier League clubs sign anti-homophobia charter 7
4:43 PM — The twenty football clubs which make up the Premier League have signed the Sports Charter aiming to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport.
30th January 2012
Preview: Britain’s Gay Footballers 27
2:05 PM — A documentary by the niece of the late gay footballer Justin Fashanu examines tonight why he remains the only professional footballer in the UK to have ever come out.
24th January 2012
Group fears ‘undesirable gays’ at Olympics event 33
2:03 PM — A Clapham residents' group lodged an objection to the gay Pride House event at this year's Olympics saying it is "highly likely" to become a "magnet for undesirable elements of the gay community".
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."
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.
18th November 2011
LGBT History month 2012 to focus on homophobia in sport 27
4:24 PM — Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone will be answering questions about the government's plans for tackling homophobia at a pre-launch event on Monday.
25th March 2011
Rugby fans warned over anti-gay chants at Gareth Thomas 9
1:33 PM — Castleford Tigers fans have been warned by the club's chief executive to ensure that homophobic chants directed at gay player Gareth Thomas are not repeated.
3rd December 2010
Gay groups’ anger at ‘homophobic’ World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar 24
2:47 PM — Gay groups have said they are "deeply concerned" by FIFA's decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and can be punished with lashes and jail, while the Russian capital of Moscow has banned gay Pride marches for years.
23rd December 2009
PR advisor Max Clifford repeats warnings over ‘vicious’ homophobic football fans 24
12:52 PM — PR guru Max Clifford has reiterated his advice to gay footballers to stay in the closet, saying the sport is "steeped in homophobia". He made his comments just after Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas came out but said he could not imagine a premiership footballer doing the same.
14th December 2009
X Factor winner Joe McElderry ‘targeted by homophobic bullies’ 15
7:20 PM — Joe McElderry, the 18-year-old winner of this year's X Factor contest, was reportedly subjected to homophobic bullying at school. The singer, who won victory last night with 61 per cent of the vote, was called 'gay boy' at school, an ex-girlfriend said.