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
UK: Boxer Tyson Fury to be investigated for anti-gay tweets 2
7:01 PM — Boxer Tyson Fury is to be investigated for making homophobic and expletive-strewn comments on his Twitter account
2nd October 2013
US: Anti-gay preacher Scott Lively announces run for Massachusetts governor 37
6:05 PM — Evangelical anti-gay preacher Scott Lively has announced that he will run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014.
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.
Football fans ejected after anti-gay chants in Brighton V Ipswich match 5
12:45 PM — Three Brighton and Hove Albion football fans were ejected from Ipswich’s Portman Road stadium at the weekend after trouble flared over homophobic taunts by rival fans.
28th August 2013
Jamaican singer Sizzla defends fellow anti-gay artist by saying ‘gays should burn’ 40
12:13 PM — Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla has defended fellow singer Queen Ifrica from criticism over her recent use of homophobic language.
27th August 2013
Belfast: Director of gay restaurant called staff ‘poofs’ and ‘dykes’ 19
3:33 PM — An employment tribunal has heard how a Belfast businessman groped a gay male employee’s groin, asked a lesbian manager for sex, and routinely used homophobic language.
21st August 2013
BNP leader Nick Griffin calls gay Asian Manchester man ‘poof’ on Twitter 44
2:13 PM — BNP leader Nick Griffin is once again under fire for making homophobic and racist remarks on Twitter.
20th August 2013
Welsh Government launches probe over fears schools have reintroduced Section 28 policies 8
3:51 PM — The Welsh Government is to investigate reports that two schools in Wales still have sex education policies which ban the promotion of homosexuality.
6th August 2013
Professional Footballers’ Association issues advice to players on homophobic language 1
5:18 PM — Every single footballer in the Premier League and Football League will be requested to attend a session this season to receive guidance on homophobic language and where banter oversteps the mark.
8th July 2013
Telegraph columnist Cristina Odone: Banning ‘gay’ as an insult would be like banning ‘chav’ 96
12:14 PM — The former editor of The Catholic Herald, Cristina Odone, has criticised the Education Secretary for stating that it’s wrong to use the word “gay” as an insult.
6th July 2013
Education Secretary Michael Gove: Using ‘gay’ as an insult is ‘outrageous and medieval’ 21
1:51 AM — The Education Secretary Michael Gove, has spoken at a conference on equality in education, to condemn the use of the word "gay" as derogatory, saying it is "outrageous and medieval".
3rd July 2013
Microsoft plans to isolate homophobic Xbox gamers in online multiplayer games 10
11:36 PM — Microsoft last month announced plans for its new Xbox console- Xbox One, and has gone further to say it intends to tackle abusive players online by separating them from other gamers.
20th May 2013
Czech President Milos Zeman criticised for homophobic snub of gay academic 8
5:24 PM — The president of the Czech Republic has been criticised over claims he refused to honour an academic with a title because the man in question is also a gay rights activist.
15th May 2013
London: Catholic head teacher denies asking Stonewall to visit school over claims student called shoes ‘gay’ 11
5:15 PM — A head teacher has denied reports that gay rights charity Stonewall were called in to her school because of claims a child called a fellow pupil’s shoes "gay" in a playground.
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.
UK: Woman fined after hurling homophobic abuse at paramedic 3
2:10 PM — South Central Ambulance Service says it will not tolerate abuse against its staff after a paramedic was subjected to anti-gay language by a drunk woman.
22nd April 2013
Kent: No further action to be taken over former youth crime commissioner’s anti-gay tweets 6
11:17 AM — Former youth police and crime commissioner Paris Brown will not face prosecution over homophobic and racist comments she made on Twitter.
10th April 2013
Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation says it will deal with homophobic fans 3
7:00 PM — Crystal Palace Football Club’s official foundation has commented on accusations that a number of the club’s fans have been taking part in homophobic chanting during matches.