TUC Launches Tackling Homophobia Toolkit


A toolkit designed to stamp out homophobia in football has been launched at the TUC’s headquarters by Frances O’Grady, the TUC General Secretary, with members of the alliance including Gordon Taylor from the PFA, Maria Exall, chair of the TUC LGBT committee, and Lindsay England from Just a Ball Game! The launch is also being supported by Stonewall, the Gay Football Supporters’ …

Q&A event for LGBT History Month -5th February 2014 at National Football Museum Manchester​:6-9pm

Q&A event for LGBT History Month -5th February 2014 at National Football Museum Manchester​:6-9pm. The Just a Ball Game? pop-up exhibition will be displayed at the National Football Museum from 1st-6th February 2014, daily.
The BBC have arranged to record for 5Live 1 hour of the event in 2x 30 minute slots during the evening. Hosting the event will be Mark ‘Chappers’ Chapman and 5Live will use the recording and snippets a few days later for their special LGBT HM day.

Tom Daley: ‘I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier’

Tom Daley: ‘I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier’. Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man. In a YouTube broadcast, the 19-year-old London 2012 bronze medallist said: “In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great.

Putin: gays welcome in Sochi for Olympics

Putin: Gays welcome in Sochi for Olympics. With the start of 2014 Winter Games now 100 days away, Russian president tries to soften anti-gay tone

The launch of a new venture in sport

HER Rugby League Association A new organisation has been set up to celebrate and support the women who work in, play, watch and support the sport of rugby league. Her Rugby League Association was created by Angela Powers, a Sky Sports reporter who has been involved in covering the game for 15 years. “I have always been quietly proud of the fact …

Bisi Alimi: Black LGBT People Go back a Long Way

Nigerian LGBT rights activist Bisi Alimi has launched an attack on journalists and commentators who work on the assumption “that being black equates to a limited understanding of human sexuality” Following Jason Collins’ coming out, Bisi claims, many have reported the event as some kind of milestone on the road to LGBT equality for the black community. Some, he says, …

Schools' Showcase Hosted by Arsenal Football Club

“It is two years since I wrote about the LGBT celebration at Stoke Newington School”, writes schools governor Henry Stewart. “A lot has happened since then and that event seems a long time ago. Ofsted inspected the school’s work on homophobia and LGBT equality, pronounced it Outstanding and now promotes the school’s work in its best practice section of its web site. …

Latest Sports Timeline now available

Out of the Blocks 6, the latest update on our comprehensive sports timeline is now available on this site. Its author and designer Tony Scupham-Bilton has scoured the history books and sports pages to find more LGBT secrets from our past and update us on the most recent LGBT people and events in the world of sport. To access it …

You Can Play Video

The US National Hockey League has launched a new vid to promote LGBT inclusion. Dusting Byfuglien, Tanner Glas and Ryan Kesler are three of the biggest names in the NHL. They join the You Can Play Project in promoting respect for all athletes regardless of sexual orientation. See it here