22nd March 2015
Police investigating homophobic tweets sent to rugby referee Nigel Owens 6
7:55 PM — Police are investigating anti-gay tweets sent to out rugby referee Nigel Owens after a Six Nations match.
2nd March 2015
Gay UKIP candidate defends tweeting that ISIS terrorist should have killed himself 40
1:45 PM — UKIP is investigating gay Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Richard Hilton, after he sent a tweet claiming the Islamic State terrorist known as 'Jihadi John' should have committed suicide.
12th January 2015
Homophobic ‘ambush’ on Charlton Athletic fans was a hoax 9
1:55 PM — A widely reported homophobic "ambush" against a group of gay football fans has turned out to be a hoax perpetrated by an online troll.
31st December 2014
Police investigate Katie Hopkins over Ebola tweet
12:46 PM — Police Scotland are making inquiries following complaints over a Twitter outburst about Ebola from controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins.
4th December 2014
Politician forced to step down after tweeting ‘Thank God Nazis shot gays’ 45
12:15 PM — A Latvian politician has been forced to resign after she tweeted to say "thank god Nazis shot gay people."
3rd December 2014
Apparently Nigel Farage ‘misspoke’ when he accidentally denounced UKIP’s sex education policy 19
12:04 PM — UKIP has quickly spoken out to correct its leader Nigel Farage, after he denounced his own party's policy to scrap sex education in primary schools.
2nd December 2014
Football pundit Stan Collymore slammed for ‘homophobic’ tweet 31
9:55 AM — Former footballer turned pundit Stan Collymore has been criticised by anti-homophobia groups for a tweet in which he used the word "fairies" to describe players who dive.
2nd November 2014
Department for Education: It’s nonsense to say schools must teach gay rights 13
3:06 PM — The Department for Education has claimed that it's "nonsense" to suggest that schools "must teach gay rights".
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.