Olympic champion Tom Daley up for BBC sports personality of the year

The BBC has announced its shortlist of contenders for this year’s Sports Personality of the Year award, which features gold-medallist Tom Daley as well as, perhaps controversially the boxer, Tyson Fury. The other nominees to make up the shortlist are swimmer Adam Peaty, tennis player Emma Raducanu, […]

Harry Kane to wear rainbow armband during England vs Germany game to support LGBTQs

England captain Harry Kane will wear a rainbow armband for today’s England vs Germany UEFA EURO 2020 game, it has been announced. Sharing the news via the national team’s official Twitter account yesterday, a rep said: “@HKane will join @DFB_Team’s Manuel Neuer in wearing a rainbow […]

Ben Aldridge, star of “Fleabag” comes out as a Proud member of the LGBTQ community

Fleabag actor Ben Aldridge has come out publicly as a “proud” member of the LGBTQ community. The British screen star, 34, publicly acknowledged his sexuality for the first time in a post on Instagram over the weekend. Aldridge, who appeared in the first season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s […]

Watford’s Deeney claims every team has ‘one gay player’

The English striker believes footballers are hesitant to be among the first to openly declare their homosexuality. Watford captain Troy Deeney has declared every football team likely has one gay player among their ranks as he encouraged more athletes to open up about their sexuality.  Former Norwich striker Justin […]

Gay English soccer ref Ryan Atkin tells closeted athletes: ‘The culture is changing’

Ryan Atkin — the first professional English soccer referee to come out as gay — spoke to the BBC in a podcast interview about the closeted gay athletes he’s met, and asked them: why won’t they come out? As the BBC noted, no professional soccer player in the United Kingdom has […]