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.
21st March 2013
US folk singer Michelle Shocked responds to backlash after anti-gay rant 35
1:03 AM — US folk singer Michelle Shocked, has responded to a backlash on social media sites, following what was described by fans as a "hate speech" during a performance when she expressed opposition to equal marriage, and LGBT rights.
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.
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.
7th March 2013
US: City councilman comes under fire for sending email alert calling someone ‘gay’ 11
5:57 PM — A Washington, Pensylvania councilman has come under heavy criticism from the city's mayor for sending out an email testing an alert system, in which he called someone gay.
12th February 2013
US: Basketball player Kobe Bryant chastises Twitter fan for using ‘gay’ as an insult 8
1:55 AM — A US basketball player has been commended for voicing his disapproval at a fan's use of the word "gay" as an insult.
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.
14th January 2013
Mayor apologises for calling UKIP ‘racists and homophobes’ 24
2:36 PM — A town Mayor from Cumbria has apologised to a UKIP member after describing the party as "racist and homophobic" on Twitter.
22nd December 2012
Possible US Defence Secretary nominee: Comments about gays “do not reflect my views” 17
1:45 AM — A former US Senator, and Barack Obama's likely choice for Defence Secretary, apologised on Friday for "insensitive" remarks he made about an openly gay nominee for an ambassadorship.