19th December 2012
US: Baseball player apologises for tweeting homophobic slur 1
1:55 AM — A New York Mets baseball player has apologised after he used a homophobic slur in a twitter conversation with a friend earlier this month.
9th December 2012
Swedish football team sacks its entire first squad for homophobic abuse 15
3:26 AM — A Swedish football team has sacked its entire first squad for chanting homophobic slurs at a rival team, made up mainly of LGBT people, and encouraging fans to do the same.
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.
5th December 2012
Joey Barton threatens to sue Daily Mail over ‘gay hero’ article 61
4:05 PM — Footballer Joey Barton says he may sue the Daily Mail newspaper after it published an article that suggested he should become football’s “gay hero”.
1st December 2012
US: University volleyball coach says he was sacked for being gay, will sue if not reinstated 7
2:21 AM — A former university women's volleyball coach who was sacked in November, said his department's decision was based on the fact that he is gay.
27th November 2012
NFL player: “Saying faggot doesn’t make me a homophobe, it’s just a word” 72
6:19 PM — An American football player in Ohio has apologised after using the word “faggot” on Twitter.
14th November 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo thanked by rival NFL players for his support of equal marriage
1:01 AM — NFL player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, said he was congratulated by members of a rival team, during a match on Sunday, for his advocacy of equal rights, in particular his efforts in the recent battle over equal marriage.
12th November 2012
US: Soccer player fined, suspended, and given sensitivity training for using gay slur 10
1:28 AM — The highest level governing body in US soccer has punished a player who used a gay slur against another player during a match on Thursday.
9th November 2012
London: LGBT community urged to try Ju-jitsu 4
5:53 PM — Have you ever thought of trying out martial arts but didn’t know where to begin? Why not check out the LGBT Ishigaki Ju-jitsu Club, which has groups in both London and Brighton. Rory Desch, from Out for Sport, profiles one of its members.
5th November 2012
London: Gay water polo side beat Manchester rivals 9
9:37 PM — LGBT water polo club London Orca clinched gold from their Manchester rivals at the weekend's London Orca European Water Polo Championship tournament.
2nd November 2012
Video: Dutch FA broadcasts pro-gay advert 8
1:20 PM — When it comes to highlighting the lack of openly gay footballers, the Dutch FA has decided to use humour in order to get its message across.
1st November 2012
Ian Thorpe: I can do nothing more about the gay rumours 36
2:09 PM — Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe has claimed that people are "obsessed" with his sexuality, despite once again stating that he is not gay.
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.
30th October 2012
US: Ice hockey teams stand up against homophobia in sport 2
7:25 AM — A hockey conference based in Oregon, has spoken out against homophobic bullying in sport with a view to ensuring equality and fairness for gay athletes.
20th October 2012
Gay boxer wins first fight since decision to come out 32
11:54 AM — Orlando Cruz has won his first fight since publicly declaring that he is indeed a gay man.
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 October 2012
US: Openly gay NBA basketball player to give lecture about equality 1
11:25 PM — Former NBA basketball player, and the first to ever come out, John Amaechi, will speak at a university in Massachusetts about the need for equality in professional sport.
2nd October 2012
US: Football player voices opposition to equal marriage, says ‘marriage is in trouble’ 50
12:27 AM — The question of NFL players being allowed to speak out in favour of equal marriage has been a contentious issue recently, and those opposed to the idea are beginning to voice their opinions too.
20th September 2012
Video: UK athletes promote safe sex in THT campaign 3
7:04 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has released a short film clip, in which an assortment of British and international athletes talk openly about sex and condoms.
15th September 2012
Clare Balding talks of the ‘terror’ of coming out and about not fitting in 11
2:27 PM — In an interview with The Times, Clare Balding bares all about coming out in her twenties, not fitting in at school, and becoming a national treasure.