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Kobe Bryant’s death motivated Brazilian footballers to stand up to homophobia

The basketball player who tragically died earlier this year had No 24 shirt for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team – a number that...

Two West Ham fans arrested for making ‘homophobic gestures’ at ...

Two West Ham fans have been arrested after allegedly making homophobic gestures towards Brighton supporters. Nearly 60,000 people attended the match at London...

Arsenal star says we need an out male elite footballer

Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema, who is an out lesbian and dating her teammate Lisa Evans, believes that football is not an LGBT-friendly environment...

First-ever lesbian Super Bowl coach was banned from coaching at college...

Katie Sowers is assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers, she will soon watch the team compete at the Super Bowl LIV in Miami....

Mexican footballer suspended because he celebrated a goal with a hateful...

Left-back Jesús Gallardo, who plays for Liga MX club Monterrey as well as the Mexico national team, had used the slur during a Monterrey...

Trans footballer joins female Premiere league team for the first time...

The Argentinian football club Villa San Carlos has signed its first ever transgender player for the top women’s league, Primera Division A. As well...

Megan Rapinoe is an athlete of the year according to Sports...

One of the most influential sport magazines has picked an out lesbian football player Megan Rapinoe as a sportsperson of the year in 2019....

West Ham tells fans that homophobic chants are wrong

West Ham has condemned its own fans for homophobic chants during a Premier League match against Chelsea last month, when the West Ham fans...

Aston Villa and Arsenal football clubs support LGBT

As a string of clubs back Stonewall’s rainbow laces campaign to help tackle homophobia in the sport, Aston Villa FC unveiled their new club...

Gay referee says he knows many queer footballers in closet

The UK’s first openly gay football referee, Ryan Atkin, says publicly coming out was a “whirlwind” and that he’s since spoken to many athletes...

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