2nd October 2014
Tory Minister retweets ‘Labour is full of queers’ poem 34
1:24 PM — Business Minister Matthew Hancock has retweeted a poem suggesting the Labour Party “is full of queers”.
22nd June 2014
UK: Everton bans fan from matches indefinitely over homophobic, racist tweets 5
2:55 PM — Everton Football Club has banned a fan from attending its matches indefinitely, over a series of homophobic and racist tweets.
18th June 2014
UK: Lotus F1 Team fired PR head over Russia gay kiss tweet
2:38 PM — Lotus F1 Team allegedly fired its PR manager, after he tweeted a picture of two men kissing on the company's Twitter feed to protest the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
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".
6th May 2014
Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon confirms he is dating CSI actor Gerald McCullouch 30
6:26 PM — The NCAA's first openly gay basketball player Derrick Gordon, has announced his relationship with CSI actor Gerald McCullouch.
8th April 2014
Police warn Leicester City fans: ‘We won’t tolerate homophobic chanting at Brighton match’ 2
11:56 AM — Police have warned Leicester City football fans that homophobic chants will not be tolerated in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion FC today.
13th January 2014
Miley Cyrus: ‘I get called an ugly lesbian a lot’ 4
2:35 PM — US singer Miley Cyrus has taken a swipe at trolls on Twitter who are constantly giving her homophobic abuse.
8th January 2014
Nick Clegg: Football star Thomas Hitzlsperger’s decision to come out is brave and courageous 17
3:12 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised former premiership player Thomas Hitzlsperger for announcing that he’s gay.
2nd October 2013
Chris Brown: ‘Love is not a crime. Gay or straight. Love who you want to love’ 11
7:23 PM — Singer Chris Brown, who has in the past been accused of being party to homophobia towards other RnB artists, has taken to Twitter to voice his support for people of all sexualities.
1st October 2013
Tory councillor defends gay rights in advertising rejection to Daily Mail 20
6:53 PM — A Conservative councillor has attracted attention in his response to the Daily Mail newspaper as he declined to advertise on its website.
Footballer Fraser Mullen: I deeply regret my ‘stupid’ anti-gay tweet 33
6:18 PM — Hibernian footballer Fraser Mullen has made a full apology over his homophobic remark on Twitter.
6th September 2013
France: Official investigation launched into ‘#gaysmustdie’ tweets 2
12:54 PM — Prosecutors in France have launched an official investigation into a flurry of homophobic tweets sent using the hashtags #gaysmustdie, and #letsburngays.
22nd August 2013
Why did the Daily Star ‘out’ actor Charlie Condou as a gay parent given that it wasn’t a secret? 28
6:54 PM — Openly gay Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou, has become involved in a confusion started by a Daily Star front page which suggested that his children were a secret, despite him regularly writing a popular column about them.
29th July 2013
Russia: Deputies seek defamation charges against gay rights activist 11
1:09 PM — Two deputies in the Russian State Duma have requested that prosecutors file criminal charges of defamation against a gay rights activist, because they say he insulted public officials on Twitter.
24th July 2013
US radio host: All gays should resign from their jobs for being ‘perverse’ 45
2:30 PM — US radio host Bryan Fischer, has weighed in on controversy surrounding New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Wiener, who was caught for a second time sending inappropriate images, to say that all gay people should resign, as homosexuality is "perverse".
12th July 2013
France: Twitter gives information on anti-gay group to police following court ruling 4
6:38 PM — Microblogging site Twitter has agreed following a court ruling, to hand over information regarding the true identities of posters of anti-gay and anti-semitic tweets.
9th July 2013
Alec Baldwin quits Twitter following accusations of homophobia in spat with journalist 16
5:05 PM — Alec Baldwin has quit Twitter in the wake of a spat he had with a Daily Mail Journalist, after which he was accused of homophobia.
6th July 2013
US: LGBT groups call for Capital One to drop Alec Baldwin as spokesman over homophobic tweets 17
7:50 PM — A coalition of LGBT rights activists have called on credit card provider Capital One to sack actor Alec Baldin as its spokesman, as he sent a string of homophobic tweets to a British journalist last week.
29th June 2013
Alec Baldwin apologises to GLAAD for ‘toxic little queen’ comments 35
6:34 PM — Actor Alec Baldwin has posted an open letter to GLAAD apologising for comments he made about a Daily Mail journalist in which he called him a "toxic little queen".
28th June 2013
Anna Wintour uses Twitter for the first time to commend Supreme Court for equal marriage rulings 4
12:30 AM — Anna Wintour has taken to Twitter for the first time, and was compelled to do so to congratulate the US on two Supreme Court rulings in favour of equal marriage.