24th May 2013
UK: Card Factory accused of homophobia for selling offensive ‘fag’ birthday card 162
1:54 PM — The mother of a PinkNews.co.uk reader has spoken of her disgust after coming across an allegedly homophobic greeting card sold in a branch of Card Factory in Essex.
18th May 2013
Mixed martial arts fighter fined $20,000 and suspended for three months for anti-gay slur 5
3:50 PM — A mixed martial arts fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been fined a substantial amount, and suspended for three months, for tweeting the word "fag".
19th April 2013
US: As controversy dies down over anti-gay remarks, NFL’s Chris Culliver in trouble again 9
2:09 PM — NFL player Chris Culliver, who shortly before playing in the Super Bowl was involved in a controversy over his anti-gay remarks, is now facing trouble over publicly posting a text message conversation in which women are referred to as "bitch" and "hoes".
17th April 2013
US: Major League Soccer player suspended for using homophobic slur
12:35 AM — A Major League Soccer (MLS) player in the US who previously apologised for using a homophobic slur against another player during a recent match, has been suspended for three games, and fined an undisclosed amount.
13th April 2013
Rapper Azealia Banks says A$AP Rocky should ‘come out of the closet’ for commenting on lipstick 14
1:53 AM — Rapper Azealia Banks, who has been involved in controversy in the past for using homophobic slurs, has again taken to Twitter during a feud with fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, and said the straight artist should "come out of the closet" because he insulted her lipstick.
29th March 2013
US: San Francisco bar accused of anti-gay discrimination 2
11:59 PM — A San Francisco bar has been accused of anti-gay discrimination by two women who claimed they were kicked out after responding to homophobic remarks, and who have since called for a boycott of the bar.
23rd March 2013
Sony Pictures co-chairman: Hollywood has to ‘do better’ than allowing anti-gay slurs in films 20
1:55 AM — The co-chairman of Sony Pictures has spoken out about the damaging effect anti-gay slurs and offensive stereotypes can have, emphasising the importance of Hollywood's influence on changing public perception.
16th March 2013
Anti-homophobia group works with baseball minor leagues following use of anti-gay slur
2:09 AM — The founder of an anti-homophobia sports organisation has spoken to the minor league teams of a baseball team involved in a controversy last year, when a player wore an anti-gay slur on his face.
15th March 2013
Scotland: Court hears of lesbian couple attacked and called ‘dykes’ in street
12:31 PM — A lesbian mother has told a court she and her girlfriend were subjected to homophobic abuse by a gang of teenagers in a street.
13th March 2013
New Jersey: 4 police officers investigated over anti-gay violent rap video 13
6:29 PM — Four police officers in Irvington, New Jersey, are under investigation for taking part in a homophobic “gangsta rap” video that includes violent imagery.
9th March 2013
US: City Council hopeful may lose place after allegations of using homophobic slurs 6
11:42 PM — A potential for the Glendale, California, City Council may be removed from his position on the city commission, and has already lost political support following accusations of using homophobic slurs online.
8th March 2013
Mexico: Supreme Court rules that anti-gay slurs are hate speech 4
1:56 AM — The top court in Mexico has ruled that two words, both anti-gay slurs which are commonly used in the country, are hate speech, and therefore should not be protected as freedom of speech under the constitution.
25th February 2013
Arizona: Go-go dancer and bar manager fend off axe-wielding attacker at gay bar
4:54 PM — A bar manager and a male go-go dancer helped to stop a man after he attacked patrons and staff with an axe at a gay bar in Phoenix.
22nd February 2013
Scotland: Two men jailed after stabbing father to death in row over alleged ‘poof’ remark
5:45 PM — Two men who stabbed a man to death in Glasgow after claiming he called one of their sons a "poof" have been jailed.
19th February 2013
Rapper Azealia Banks attacks GLAAD for criticism over calling Perez Hilton a ‘faggot’ 44
2:49 PM — American rapper Azealia Banks, has turned her attention to gay rights groups after receiving heavy criticism for an argument with blogger Perez Hilton, during which she called him a "faggot" for a second time.
15th February 2013
Rapper Azealia Banks calls Perez Hilton an ‘evil faggot’ and stirs up controversy again 36
3:48 PM — Rapper Azealia Banks, who was criticised in January for her use of the word "faggot" in a Twitter argument with blogger, Perez Hilton, has again used the slur, and stirred up controversy for a second time.
11th February 2013
Ohio: Mayor resigns after calling police officer ‘queer’ 9
6:15 PM — The mayor of a small southeastern Ohio community has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer "queer" in front of his colleagues.
8th February 2013
Lance Bass: Chris Brown should go to jail for calling Frank Ocean a ‘faggot’ 7
1:48 PM — Former 'Nsync star, Lance Bass, has spoken out about a recent alleged incident during which Chris Brown called Frank Ocean a "faggot", and said the R&B star should face jail as the "only way to" be rehabilitated.
6th February 2013
Frank Ocean accuses Chris Brown of homophobic slur and for threatening to shoot him 5
1:57 AM — Despite saying he would not press charges, Frank Ocean has accused fellow singer Chris Brown of threatening to shoot him, after one of his entourage called him a "faggot".
1st February 2013
US teacher tells class full of students ‘I don’t like queers’ and ‘Michele Obama is fat’ 20
4:03 PM — A school teacher in the US has come under investigation after allegations that he used homophobic slurs during a debate with students. He reportedly said "I don't believe in queers".