Wycombe Wanderers Sign the Charter

Wycombe Wanderers has become the first professional club in England to sign a Government Charter committing themselves to tackling homophobia and transphobia in football. Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted the club after Wanderers signed up to the Government Charter for Action, which commits them to challenging discrimination and working to rid sport of homophobic and transphobic abuse. Blues’ PFA representative …

Equality in Sport

The 78th Equality in Sport newsletter is now available. Equality in sport tells you everything you need to know about what is being done around the UK actively to encourage the participation of protected characteristics in the field of sport, both at elite and popular levels. It is published bu VAGA, who developed the Equality in Sport Charter in 2004. …

The Last Closet: When will a gay professional athlete finally come out?

Will Leitch debates the question over a three page article published in New York Magazine October the 11th. Using examples from interview with the media and comments made by John Amaechi, Leitch laments the extent of homophobia in the field of US male team sports. To read it go here

FIFA: We Will Investigate Coach

Fifa is to open an inquiry into the issue of homophobia in women’s football and Nigeria head coach, Eucharia Uche could be in line for investigation. Three international bodies – AllOut, the Federation of Gay Games, and the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association – having secured 46,000 signatures for petition to condemn homophobia has forced Fifa to open an …

Gay soccer players should not come out – says German captain

Reuters – Gay professional soccer players should not come out because the repercussions could be too devastating, according to Germany captain Philipp Lahm. “I would not advise any gay professional footballer to come out,” Lahm wrote in his autobiography “The Subtle Difference”. “I would fear that he could end up like Justin Fashanu who after he outed himself was driven into …

Kate Ryan opens EuroGames Rotterdam

The EuroGames will be opening on 21 July with, amongst other acts, the Belgian singer Kate Ryan, well known for Voyage Voyage, Désenchantée and Ella Elle l’a. Kate is Proud Ambassador of the worldOutgames 2013 in Antwerp (WOGA) and her appearance is offered by WOGA. JOIN You can still join the EuroGames in Rotterdam, since the registration has been extended …

Women's World Cup Football Kicks off Today

The Women’s World Cup Tournament Kicked off in Germany today, with England set to play Mexico. Fans can watch it on Eurosport 1 at 9.15 this evening. For those who can’t access it on TV, Eurosport player is available online here. The tournament was tainted when the Nigerian team’s coach told the New York Times she had rid the side of lesbians, …

Sue Sanders Goes to No. 10

Schools OUT and LGBT History Month co-chair Sue Sanders will be at a reception to hail the success of the LGBT community at 10 Downing Street this afternoon. Celebrating London Pride, but with an eye on achievements in the field of sport, the reception will also include Sarah Williams and Nigel Wood of the Rugby Football League  and Lou Englefield of Pride …

Equality in Sport Newsletter

To read the latest Equality in Sport Newsletter, in which Lou Englefield celebrates Greater Manchester being the first County sports partnership to sign the Sports Equality Charter and we all celebrate John Amachi’s OBE, go here.  

International Outgames Calendar

The International Outgames are ready to start inVancouver on July 25th. To find out more, join in and see when the next Outgames will be click here