Considered to be perhaps the only openly gay male star of a major worldwide sport, Puerto Rican boxer, Orlando Cruz, has won his first fight since publicly revealing his sexuality and may well be heading to Australia for his next big bout.
In perhaps one of the bigger shocks of this year, evangelical US pastor Ted Haggard – who to this day continues to refute he is gay despite a three-year long drugs and porn fuelled affair with a male sex worker – has come out in support of same-sex marriage during a live online debate.
Champion gay New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup has made a last-minute appeal to his friends and supporters across the Tasman to help him win a scholarship that will allow him to continue competing at the highest level.
Under fire Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has pulled out from a speech to conservative youth groups in the UK after the British Conservative party distanced itself from the visiting South Australian senator following his comments linking bestiality to same-sex marriage.
As pressure continues to build on Australia’s major sporting codes to do more to tackle homophobia, controversy has erupted on the baseball fields of North America after Toronto Blue Jays player Yunel Escobar was spotted displaying an anti-gay message on his eye-black strips used to deflect sun glare.