19th March 2015
SNP suspends member who directed ‘vile’ anti-gay abuse at Scottish Tory leader 4
3:41 PM — An SNP member who subjected Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson to homophobic abuse on Twitter has been suspended from the party, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
19th February 2015
Tory activist brands feminists ‘left-wing lesbo groupies’ and ‘cretins’ 17
1:55 PM — A South Yorkshire Conservative Party activist has resigned over homophobic comments made on Twitter.
26th February 2014
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw blasts One Direction fans over ‘homophobic death threats’ 8
12:27 PM — Nick Grimshaw has lashed out at One Direction fans for sending him "homophobic death threats" on Twitter.
South African TV reporter: ‘I think it’s fine to be homophobic’ 43
11:58 AM — A television reporter in South Africa has been forced to apologise after tweeting: "it's fine to be homophobic".
18th February 2014
Rugby star apologises for ‘faggot’ joke 25
6:40 PM — Welsh rugby union player Tom Isaacs has apologised after saying a rugby analyst looked “like a faggot”.
12th February 2014
US: College wrestler suspended indefinitely over homophobic tweets about gay footballer Michael Sam 8
5:42 PM — A college wrestler in Ohio has been suspended indefinitely for making anti-gay comments about NFL hopeful Michael Sam.
23rd January 2014
Labour MP calls for parliamentary debate on Twitter trolls following Stan Collymore remarks 6
2:09 PM — Labour MP Steve Rotheram has called for a parliamentary debate on the problem of internet trolling, a day after ex-footballer Stan Collymore accused Twitter of “not doing enough” to combat racist and homophobic abuse.
22nd January 2014
Football star Stan Collymore: ‘Twitter is not doing enough to combat homophobic hate’ 5
11:58 AM — Former footballer Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of "not doing enough" to combat racist and homophobic comments on the social media platform.
2nd January 2014
Homophobic Twitter trolls blast Eastenders for featuring same-sex kiss scene 72
6:14 PM — The decision of Eastenders to broadcast a scene with two male characters kissing generated a predicable torrent of homophobic abuse from a small mindless minority on Twitter.
17th December 2013
Star of BBC sitcom denies calling PinkNews reader a ‘Batty man’ on Twitter 26
6:34 PM — An actress who starred in the BBC One sitcom The Wright Way and played a lesbian character in the show has strenuously denied making homophobic comments on Twitter and says her account was hacked.
29th November 2013
Mother of failed BNP candidate denies son called homosexuality a ‘sick and perverted mental disorder’ 26
12:37 PM — The mother of a former BNP council candidate in Surrey says her son did not tweet that homosexuality was a “sick, perverted mental disorder” and that Muslims are “smelly”.
18th October 2013
David Haye says boxer Tyson Fury went ‘too far’ with his anti-gay tweets 6
1:44 PM — David Haye has criticised fellow British boxer Tyson Fury who last week made a series of homophobic tweets.
15th October 2013
New Made In Chelsea star Miffy accused of homophobic tweets 24
2:30 PM — Made In Chelsea newcomer David ‘Miffy’ Mifsud has been accused of writing homophobic comments on Twitter.
10th October 2013
X-Men producer jokes ‘#SmellsLikeLubeAndHIV’ at CNN gay partner’s bar 22
4:13 PM — John Palermo, the movie producer behind 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and 'X-Men: The Last Stand', has refused to apologise for referring to Anderson Cooper’s partner in a derogatory fashion on Facebook.
British boxer Tyson Fury calls Lennox Lewis ‘homosexual’ on Twitter 17
12:36 PM — British boxer Tyson Fury has resorted to homophobic behaviour in his spat with boxing legend Lennox Lewis and current world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
1st October 2013
Spokesman for Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen says anti-gay tweet was a ‘mistake’ 27
1:19 PM — A spokesman for Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen says it was a "mistake" of him to make a homophobic remark on Twitter.
30th September 2013
Scotland: Hibernian footballer criticised for tweet at ‘homosexual poof’ 38
6:18 PM — Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen has been criticised for making homophobic remarks on Twitter.
21st May 2013
US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins 63
3:19 PM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has thanked God for a lethal tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, leaving at least 24 people dead, saying it’s because of gay basketball player Jason Collins.
8th May 2013
Duncan James: I’ve had Twitter trolls say ‘I hope you get AIDS and die, you f*ggot’ 13
7:13 PM — Blue’s Duncan James says he experienced a flurry of vile abuse on Twitter shortly after ITV aired The Big Reunion.
24th April 2013
US: Sheriff warns anti-gay church to stay away from Texas fertiliser blast funerals 27
7:01 PM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has been told to stay away from the funerals of those killed in last week’s fertiliser plant explosion in Texas.