1st July 2014
Shia LaBeouf enters rehab after calling police officer ‘fag’ 4
2:49 PM — US actor Shia LaBeouf has entered rehab just days after reportedly hurling homophobic abuse at police.
17th June 2014
UK: Councillor quits Labour Party after calling colleague ‘queer’ 58
1:23 PM — A councillor who hurled homophobic abuse at a colleague during a public row has resigned from the Labour Party along with his wife.
22nd May 2014
US rapper claims Portuguese police arrested him for ‘being gay’ 6
1:39 PM — US rapper Mykki Blanco has accused the Portuguese police of homophobia and racism following his arrest at Lisbon airport.
24th April 2014
Madonna upsets fans by branding vegetable ‘gay’ in Buzzfeed game 85
11:00 AM — The Queen of Pop has been criticised for describing kale as “gay”.
11th March 2014
Imran Khan’s nephew calls man a ‘faggot’ – but claims he didn’t know what it meant 13
10:46 AM — The nephew of Pakistan cricket legend Imran Khan has apologised after describing a politician as a "faggot" on Twitter.
7th March 2014
Isaiah Washington returns to Grey’s Anatomy 7 years after being sacked for calling co-star a ‘faggot’ 6
1:40 PM — Isaiah Washington is to return to Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show for using the word “faggot”.
20th February 2014
Chris Brown sued over alleged homophobic assault 4
7:07 PM — US singer Chris Brown is being sued for allegedly attacking a man and for using a homophobic slur.
5th February 2014
UK: Labour councillor suspended following homophobic slur investigation
1:38 PM — A Labour councillor in Rochdale, who denies accusations of homophobia, has been suspended by his party.
31st January 2014
UK: Labour councillor denies using anti-gay slur in argument with colleague 4
11:17 AM — A Labour councillor in Rochdale denies accusations of homophobia, following an investigation by police.
7th January 2014
Rapper Dappy warned for using ‘bent’ in Celebrity Big Brother penis conversation 12
6:33 PM — Producers of Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother have reprimanded N-Dubz rapper Dappy for using the homophobic slur 'bent'.
15th November 2013
US: Apple currently removing offensive definition of ‘gay’ from dictionary service 7
3:43 PM — Following outcry after a student discovered an offensive definition of the word “gay” in Apple's MacBook dictionary, the company now appears to be rolling out new versions of the service in an attempt to rectify the issue.
11th November 2013
Schools OUT: Birmingham leads the fight against homophobic bullying by focusing on primary schools 2
11:11 AM — Schools OUT, an organisation that works towards equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in education, has revealed that the city of Birmingham currently leads the way on tackling homophobic bullying through a program that targets primary schools specifically.
1st November 2013
UK: Drunk man avoids jail after pleading guilty to calling police officer a ‘lesbian’ 1
1:52 PM — A Tyne and Wear man arrested after calling a police officer a “lesbian” has been given a 12-month conditional discharge.
28th October 2013
Chris Brown arrested after allegedly saying in altercation: ‘I’m not into this gay s**t’ 27
9:53 AM — Chris Brown has been accused of making a homophobic slur during an alleged attack on a man at the weekend.
17th October 2013
US mayor: ‘God is against queers and don’t ram gay marriage down my throat!’ 41
3:41 PM — The mayor of a small town in South Carolina is under fire for responding to the arrival of equal marriage elsewhere by saying “I don’t want it rammed down by throat”, and for repeatedly using the word “queer”.
14th October 2013
Australian airline apologises for ‘I am gay’ sticker on passenger’s luggage 15
1:23 PM — Australian budget airline Jetstar has apologised to a passenger who pulled his suitcase from a baggage carousel to find the message "I am gay" written on it with stickers.
10th October 2013
US: Football player denies homophobic slur but apologies for remarks against marching band 3
5:51 PM — A US football player has denied making homophobic slurs, despite apologising for remarks he made against a university marching band.
8th October 2013
US: NFL footballer accused of hurling homophobic abuse at marching band 6
5:41 PM — A football player in the US has been accused of hurling homophobic abuse at a marching band before a game on Sunday.
2nd October 2013
NASCAR driver fined $10,000 for using anti-gay slur on Instagram 10
12:34 PM — A NASCAR driver has been fined $10,000 (£6,100) and ordered to attend sensitivity training after he used an anti-gay slur on another driver's Instagram photo.
16th September 2013
Actor Isaiah Washington ‘lost everything’ after calling a gay castmate ‘faggot’ 26
11:56 AM — Actor Isaiah Washington has said he "lost everything" after a heated scandal in 2007, in which he twice referred to a gay castmate as "faggot."