26th February 2015
Uni ‘postpones’ visit by anti-gay cleric hours after Jihadi John revelation 82
6:34 PM — The University of Westminster has “postponed” a planned visit by a cleric who branded homosexuality “a scourge”.
9th December 2014
Cartoonist apologies for anti-gay tweet about Shrien Dewani
1:40 PM — A South African cartoonist has apologised for making anti-gay comments on Twitter in response to the Shrien Dewani verdict.
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.
27th May 2014
Scotland: Drunk man admits to calling police officer ‘gay boy’ 7
2:05 PM — A man has admitted to using homophobic language at a police constable in Glasgow.
26th May 2014
Ex-England manager Terry Venables makes homophobic ‘woofters’ remark on Sky Sports 19
11:27 AM — A Sky Sports presenter has been forced to apologise on air after former England football manager Terry Venables appeared to make a homophobic joke.
9th May 2014
David Cameron blasts UKIP donor who claimed gay people are incapable of love 10
5:51 PM — A UKIP donor, who claimed gay people are incapable of love and that wives cannot be raped by their husbands, has been criticised by David Cameron.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: ‘You guys in the media are obsessed with sexuality’ 28
11:06 AM — UKIP’s candidate for the Newark by-election has accused the media of being “obsessed with sexuality”, after he was challenged about his opinions on homosexuality.
6th May 2014
Liberal Party leader blasts UKIP candidate for linking homosexuality with ‘child abuse’ 4
6:10 PM — A UKIP local election candidate in Liverpool who said gay men are “ten times more likely to be child abusers" has been criticised by the leader of the Liberal Party.
20th March 2014
Scotland: Woman fined £250 for calling two gay men ‘poofs’ 7
11:15 AM — A woman who shouted homophobic abuse at two gay men, calling them “poofs”, has been fined £250 by a court in Inverness.
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”.
31st January 2014
Surrey: Boss made to pay damages for asking gay employee if he had AIDS 6
5:53 PM — A managing director in Guildford, who asked a gay employee whether he had AIDS, has been made to pay damages of £700.
17th January 2014
College where lecturer compared gays to Nazis ‘delighted’ to be on Stonewall’s equality index 13
5:40 PM — Newham College, which previously employed homophobic lecturer Dr Mark Walcott, says it's "delighted" to have been named one of Britain's top gay employers by Stonewall.
14th January 2014
Russell Brand accused of homophobia after saying: ‘Shut up you Harry Potter poofs’ 89
12:19 PM — Russell Brand is facing calls to apologise after he used a homophobic slur during an address at the Cambridge Students' Union.
18th December 2013
London: Lecturer who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan sacked from college 27
1:19 PM — A lecturer at an east London college who compared gay teachers to the Ku Klux Klan and admitted that he loathed Sir Elton John for his “over-burdensome gayism” has been sacked.
19th November 2013
X Factor winner James Arthur quits Twitter after homophobic row 8
1:09 PM — X Factor star James Arthur has left Twitter following criticism for using homophobic language against another artist in a “rap feud”.
29th October 2013
Chris Brown denies anti-gay slur and pleads not guilty to assault charges 1
2:44 PM — R&B star Chris Brown is denying claims of making a homophobic slur during an alleged attack on a man outside a Washington DC hotel.
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.
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.
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”.