21st January 2015
Robbie Rogers: It is ‘insane’ to allow Russia and Qatar to host World Cups 7
9:09 AM — Out gay footballer Robbie Rogers has spoken out about upcoming World Cups in Qatar and Russia, saying it is "insane" that they are being held there, given their poor records on LGBT rights.
14th November 2014
Qatar: We will find ‘creative’ solutions to gays at the World Cup 14
12:09 PM — The Qatari sports minister has claimed that his country will find "creative" solutions to gay people attending the world cup despite its ban on homosexuality.
13th November 2014
Anti-gay Qatar cleared by FIFA to host 2022 World Cup 9
12:25 PM — Qatar – a country notorious for its anti-gay laws – has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup by football’s governing body.
31st October 2014
Russia 2018 World Cup logo announced despite calls for boycott over anti-gay law 11
6:16 PM — Despite calls for the competition to be removed from Russia due to the country's anti-gay laws, the 2018 FIFA World Cup logo has been announced.
22nd September 2014
Qatar may lose 2022 World Cup over temperature concerns 6
4:48 PM — Following multiple campaigns to have the 2022 World Cup removed from Qatar due to the country's anti-gay laws, the competition may not take place there, over temperature concerns.
31st August 2014
Watch: Sydney Convicts win gay rugby world cup 1
11:42 AM — The Sydney Convicts have stormed to victory in the Bingham cup.
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.