LGBT activists are calling on the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure that following the Olympic Charter's principle of non-discrimination, Principle 6, becomes a requirement for future Olympic hosts. >>>
As professional sportspeople around the world tentatively begin to be open about their sexuality, there has been a lot of discussion in the media about how to create a safe environment for LGBT people in sport.
Australian Football League midfielder Brock McLean has called for fans who yell homophobic taunts to receive life bans and players to receive fines after going public with his support for his lesbian sister in an effort to combat homophobia inside the sport.
Margaret Court, regarded as the greatest female tennis player in Australia and now a Pentecostal minister, has caused a furore with recent comments that gay marriage would legalise abominable sexual practices and gay people could be cured of their orientation. >>>