31st July 2014
First trans football player: FIFA’s lack of trans guidelines is unfair
12:19 PM — The first transgender football player to be recognised by FIFA has spoken out about the governing body’s lack of guidelines for trans people.
12th July 2014
GLAAD: FIFA endangers fans by doing nothing about anti-gay slurs at World Cup 3
11:55 AM — Rights groups have called on footballing body FIFA to apologise for failing to tackle the use of gay slurs at the World Cup.
11th July 2014
Colombia: Trans women form football club and hold own ‘World Cup’ 1
1:33 PM — A group of trans women have formed an all-trans football club to celebrate the World Cup.
9th July 2014
Pornhub asks users to stop uploading videos of Brazil ‘getting f**ked by Germany’ 4
2:47 PM — Pornhub has pleaded with users to stop uploading clips of Brazilian men "getting f**ked" by Germans in the World Cup.
7th July 2014
Priest: World Cup is a ‘homosexual abomination’ because players wear gay shoes 69
5:53 PM — A Russian Orthodox Priest has claimed that the World Cup is an abomination because players wear brightly-coloured shoes.
3rd July 2014
FIFA criticised by its anti-discrimination chief for no action against homophobic World Cup chants 8
6:46 PM — FIFA's anti-discrimination boss has criticised its lack of action against homophobic chants at World Cup matches.
1st July 2014
Brazil: World Cup protesters mark Stonewall riots anniversary
4:43 PM — Thousands of protesters marched through Rio De Janeiro on Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
30th June 2014
Television network Univision criticises use of homophobic language at World Cup
6:07 PM — Spanish language television network Univision has made its stance against homophobic language being used at World Cup matches clear.
Anti-gay slurs broadcast again as Mexico knocked out of World Cup 12
12:42 PM — Anti-gay slurs were broadcast yet again during Mexico's World Cup match against the Netherlands, as the team were finally knocked out of the tournament.
25th June 2014
Anti-gay slurs ‘still clearly audible’ during Mexico World Cup match 7
1:55 PM — Anti-gay slurs could be heard during Mexico's World Cup match against Croatia, despite broadcasters pledging to mute the crowd audio.
23rd June 2014
FIFA to take no action against Mexico for anti-gay World Cup chants 13
5:16 PM — FIFA says it will take no action against Mexico for anti-gay abuse by the team's fans during a World Cup match, because the chants are "not considered insulting".
13th June 2014
GLAAD: FIFA needs to ensure gay fans feel safe at the World Cup
1:15 PM — GLAAD has called on FIFA to make sure homophobic and transphobic slurs are stamped out at the World Cup.
23rd May 2014
TV presenter: There are gay players in Italy’s World Cup squad 7
6:32 PM — An Italian television presenter says there are gay players in the Italian World Cup squad.
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.
25th March 2014
Campaigns demand FIFA bans Russia from hosting 2018 World Cup due to anti-gay law 6
3:01 PM — Campaigns in the UK and US featuring petitions with signatures from 60 countries are demanding that FIFA should relocate the 2018 World Cup from Russia.
14th February 2014
England football captain: I won’t go to the Qatar World Cup, where gays are not accepted 10
7:20 PM — While the world watches Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the head of the England football team quietly said they would not attend Qatar where gay people are not welcome.
23rd October 2013
Comment: UCL compromises on LGBT rights when the price is right 9
1:40 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, former UCL student James Hallwood expresses anger at the decision of UCL to open a campus in Qatar, a state notorious for its draconian anti-gay laws.
8th October 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘FIFA has no option but to cancel Qatar World Cup’ over tests to ‘detect’ gays 12
4:01 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has called on FIFA to cancel the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as it was revealed that Gulf Cooperative Countries introduced new rules to "detect" and ban gay people from entering the country.
1st October 2013
Rod Liddle: If Stephen Fry thinks Russia is bad for gay people, try the World Cup in Qatar 21
3:56 PM — Controversial journalist and columnist Rod Liddle says Qatar’s treatment of gay people is a reason why the 2022 World Cup should not be held in the country.
13th August 2013
Russian World Cup chief defends country’s anti-gay laws 46
12:43 PM — Russia's World Cup chief Alexey Sorokin has defended the country's homophobic censorship law.