12th May 2014
Basketball player claims homophobic tweets were actually a psychology experiment 20
9:07 PM — A former basketball player is claiming homophobic tweets he posted were actually part of a "psychology experiment".
11th May 2014
Rugby player: My career has been ruined by homophobic slur on Twitter account 20
11:58 AM — An Australian Rugby League player claims his career has been "ruined", after he was suspended for a homophobic slur posted on his Twitter account.
4th May 2014
Australia: Rugby League investigating player who called opponent a ‘f***ing gay c**t’ 16
3:34 PM — A New South Wales rugby player could face a fine or suspension, after he was heard calling an opponent a "f***ing gay c**t" on live TV.
26th April 2014
AFA: Harvey Milk stamp is honouring a ‘known sexual predator’ and ‘paedophile’ 19
12:19 PM — The American Family Association has attacked the release of a stamp in honour of gay rights hero Harvey Milk, describing him as a 'known sexual predator'.
24th April 2014
UFC champ fires employee he claims posted anti-gay slurs with his account 1
9:09 PM — UFC mixed martial arts fighter Jon Jones has fired an employee he claims was responsible for anti-gay slurs sent using his official Instagram account.
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”.
19th April 2014
Brazil: Homophobic football shirts on sale before World Cup 4
9:43 PM — Homophobic t-shirts are on sale in Brazil, two months before the start of the World Cup.
US: Mother sentenced to life in prison for murdering 4-year-old she thought was gay 20
2:19 PM — An Oregon mother has been sentenced to life in prison for beating her four-year-old son to death, because she thought he was gay.
26th March 2014
Jerry Springer: I will stop using the word ‘tranny’, it’s offensive 7
8:56 PM — Jerry Springer has pledged that he will no longer use or allow the word 'tranny' on his show, after being challenged on his repeated use of the slur.
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.
7th October 2013
University of Mississippi: Full audience to attend LGBT session for interrupting Matthew Shepard play 3
7:01 PM — The University of Mississippi has said it is unclear whether footballers led the heckling of a play about Matthew Shepard last week, and that all students in attendance are required to attend an "educational dialogue".
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."
2nd September 2013
The Sun picture caption brands deceased aide of David Hockney a ‘bender’
6:12 PM — The Sun newspaper has used a picture caption in its coverage of the aide of gay artist David Hockney who was found dead earlier this year in the artist's home, to brand him a "bender".
14th May 2013
France: Watchdog reports 27% spike in homophobia leading up to equal marriage debate 7
2:57 PM — A leading gay rights watchdog has reported that, in 2012 leading up to the French Parliament's approval of a bill to allow equal marriage and adoption, homophobic attacks and slurs increased by over a quarter.
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.
3rd April 2013
Joey Barton makes transphobic ‘ladyboy’ Twitter slur at Brazilian footballer 18
12:11 PM — English footballer Joey Barton, currently playing for Olympique de Marseilles, lashed out with transphobic comments about Brazilian player Thiago Silva on Twitter today.
24th March 2013
US folk singer Michelle Shocked announces talk on ‘gay-bashing’, but not welcome at proposed venue 20
10:10 PM — Singer Michelle Shocked, who caused an outrage last week over a sudden anti-gay tirade during a concert, Tweeted that she would give a talk on gay-bashing this weekend, only for the venue to respond that she wasn't welcome.
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.