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.
3rd April 2012
German football club bans fans for anti-gay sign 7
10:19 AM — A German football club has banned fans who displayed a homophobic banner from the stands during a league match.
24th March 2012
American footballer apologises for gay slur 14
8:43 PM — Colin Clark, the midfielder for Houston Dynamo, has apologised for using a homophobic slur against a ball boy, who refused to throw the ball back to him during Friday’s game with the Seattle Sounders.
22nd March 2012
New anti-homophobia Sports Charter logo unveiled 5
4:03 PM — The logo for the government's pro-LGBT sports initiative was unveiled today, coinciding with the anniversary of the Sports Charter's launch.
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.
Groups’ caution over John Fashanu claims brother ‘was not gay but wanted attention’ 81
10:04 AM — Groups have warned that the late footballer should not be "put back in" the closet and ensure that support is on hand for anyone in a similar situation.
9th March 2012
Video: Proud Mary spoof aims to set Margaret Court straight 6
5:57 PM — It has been some time since former tennis champion Margaret Court's last controversial statement on homosexuality, but this new Court-inspired take on Tina Turner's Proud Mary deserves a mention purely for its comedic value.
6th March 2012
FA fines Federico Macheda £15,000 for anti-gay tweet 15
10:39 AM — Footballer Federico Macheda has been fined £15,000 by the FA for an anti-gay tweet.
2nd March 2012
Newcastle United player fined £6,000 for anti-gay tweet 48
10:04 AM — Nile Ranger and Manny Smith have been fined for making anti-gay comments on Twitter.
23rd February 2012
Broadcasters pull Paddy Power ‘spot the trans lady’ ad 51
2:37 PM — Clearcast, the broadcaster-owned company that ensures adverts comply with standards, has revoked its approval of bookmaker Paddy Power's 'spot the trans lady' advert.
Downing Street hosts summit on homophobia and racism in football 14
11:44 AM — The Prime Minister hosted a summit yesterday aimed at tackling homophobia in football in a week which has seen the FA fine Ravel Morrison £7,000 for a homophobic tweet and the former Chelsea coach José Mourinho severely criticised for using a gay slur.
Video: Ex-Chelsea coach Mourinho under fire for gay slur 21
11:02 AM — Football coach José Mourinho has prompted outrage after being filmed using a Spanish gay slur ahead of a game at a Russian stadium.
22nd February 2012
Comment: It’s time to put vulnerable people ahead of religious interests, Mr Gove 30
10:32 AM — For at least five years, no decision-maker in education could fail to be aware of the epidemic proportions of homophobic bullying in UK schools, Adrian Tippetts writes, and now it is time for serious action.
21st February 2012
FA launches new anti-homophobia initiative 6
2:51 PM — The Football Association launched a new initiative yesterday to promote inclusiveness for gay, bi and trans people in football. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring.
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
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.