5th May 2014
Poll: Two thirds of NFL fans think Michael Sam’s sexuality does not matter 1
9:15 PM — Many have speculated on the possible effect of NFL hopeful Michael Sam coming out as gay earlier this year, but two thirds of fans now think it will have no effect on his career.
4th May 2014
NFL Hall of Famers: Michael Sam will be accepted for who he is
4:31 PM — Several legendary NFL players have spoken out in support of gay player Michael Sam, who is tipped to be drafted next week.
Australia: Rugby League investigating player who called opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’ 16
3:34 PM — A New South Wales rugby player could face a fine or suspension, after he was heard calling an opponent a "f***ing gay c**t" on live TV.
19th April 2014
Brazil: Homophobic football shirts on sale before World Cup 4
9:43 PM — Homophobic t-shirts are on sale in Brazil, two months before the start of the World Cup.
Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon: I cried most nights before I came out 8
5:56 PM — Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon has said that being in the closet took a huge toll on him, and that he cried most nights before he came out.
17th April 2014
UFC champion denies sending homophobic messages, says he was hacked
9:20 PM — A UFC mixed martial arts fighter has denied that he sent homophobic messages over Instagram, claiming that his phone was stolen.
9th April 2014
US University basketball player comes out: ‘I don’t want to hide and be someone I’m not’ 10
5:29 PM — A basketball player at the University of Massachusetts has become the first first division men's basketball player to come out as gay.
8th April 2014
Australia: Major sports bodies unite to wipe out homophobia 3
9:51 PM — All of Australia's major sporting bodies will later today commit to policies to clamp down on homophobia in sport.
Police warn Leicester City fans: ‘We won’t tolerate homophobic chanting at Brighton match’ 2
11:56 AM — Police have warned Leicester City football fans that homophobic chants will not be tolerated in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion FC today.
27th March 2014
Former NFL player vows to crack down on locker room issues for gay players
6:50 PM — A former NFL player has vowed to tackle issues faced in the locker room by gay players, and said in his career, he played alongside various openly gay players.
24th March 2014
Bayern Munich faces stadium part-closure as punishment for ‘gay Gunners’ banner
12:20 PM — German football team Bayern Munich has been subjected to a part closure of its stadium after some fans displayed a banner with the words "gay Gunners" during a match against Arsenal.
10th March 2014
Gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam releases rainbow range of #StandWithSam t-shirts 2
6:57 PM — Recently out gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has announced a new range of clothing and accessories featuring rainbow logos and 'Stand with Sam', and 'SamStrong' slogans.
7th March 2014
Trans woman sues for $2.5m after athletics event tells her to compete ‘as a man’ 37
9:46 PM — A trans woman is suing a fitness company for $2.5m, after being told she was not permitted to compete in a women's athletics competition.
5th March 2014
Brighton supporters say Dispatches programme on homophobia was ‘misleading’ 3
1:40 PM — Supporters at Brighton Albion FC have criticised a Channel 4 Dispatches programme as "misleading", saying that its portrayal of homophobic abuse in the stands does not reflect the majority of opposition supporters.
3rd March 2014
Video: Children join in with chants of ‘do you take it up the arse, faggots’, at football matches 44
1:46 PM — Despite promises for a "robust prosecution policy" for dealing with homophobic football fans, a new investigation reveals frightening footage which includes small children joining in with chants of the word "faggot".
26th February 2014
Republican lobbyist loses clients over wanting to ban openly gay NFL players 7
3:42 PM — A Republican lobbyist who called for openly gay NFL players to be banned because of shower situations has begun to lose clients.
24th February 2014
Pride House confirmed for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 3
2:51 PM — Ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow organisers have announced a Pride House event for LGBT athletes and fans.
22nd February 2014
NFL hopeful Michael Sam: I’m just a football player, not a ‘gay football player’ 16
10:21 PM — The NFL hopeful who looks set to be the first openly gay player to be drafted into a professional team this year said he hopes to be seen for his abilities, not his sexuality.
21st February 2014
UK: Equalities Minister criticised for suggesting women take up ‘feminine’ sports 11
2:19 PM — Helen Grant has been criticised for suggesting women should be encouraged to take up "feminine" sports like cheerleading and ballet.
25th January 2014
Football fans on gay semi-pro player coming out: ‘If you live in the real world, it’s not an issue’ 10
8:17 AM — Fans of Gainsborough Trinity, the team of a recently out semi-professional footballer, have offered a supportive response to his announcement that he is gay.