Man Who Challenged Homophobia by Running 401 Marathons Honoured at SPOTY Awards

A gay runner who stood up to homophobic bullying by running 401 marathons has been honoured with a special award during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony. 34-year-old equality campaigner Ben Smith raised money for Stonewall and Kidscape by running 401 marathons in 401 days. Mr Smith made the epic journey in a


UK police to hunt down gay hate soccer thugs online

Gay rights campaigners say making homophobia as unacceptable as racism is a step towards an environment where gay players will be able to come out. Homophobic British football fans are being warned they will face prosecution under new police guidelines. For the first time, anti-gay slurs are being included in a Crown Prosecution Service policy