30th April 2013
US: NFL player tweets homophobic message hours after first NBA player comes out as gay 26
12:30 AM — Just hours after the NBA's Jason Collins became first openly gay athlete in any major US team sport came out, a player from the NFL tweeted to say that he didn't understand why a male athlete would "wanna mess with other guys".
8th April 2013
Wheatus criticise The Wanted for ‘hateful and homophobic’ tweet about One Direction 10
4:52 PM — US rock music group Wheatus, has slammed UK boyband the Wanted, after one of its members tweeted a 'homophobic' message about a member of rival band One Direction, and used the hashtag #itgetsbetter.
7th April 2013
UK’s first youth crime commissioner urged to resign and apologises over homophobic tweets 62
4:29 PM — The UK's first teenage crime commissioner has apologised in the face of calls to resign, despite not having even started in the role, because she posted a string of homophobic, racist and violent tweets.
7th March 2013
Stephen Fry’s Twitter account hacked and accidentally tweets gay porn 6
1:55 AM — Stephen Fry's Twitter account appeared to have been hacked last night, as he accidentally tweeted a link to a gay porn video.
22nd January 2013
Church of England criticised for Twitter joke about equal marriage and Katie Price 10
3:58 PM — The Church of England has received criticism after its official Twitter account tweeted a joke about Katie Price in response to a question about its opposition to equal marriage.
21st January 2013
Lady Gaga to duet with rapper Azealia Banks who called Perez Hilton a ‘faggot’ 9
5:22 PM — Lady Gaga has confirmed that she is featuring rapper Azealia Banks on an upcoming track, despite a recent Twitter feud with Perez Hilton during which Banks said he was a "messy faggot" who should kill himself.
20th December 2012
Ireland: Lesbian couple get engaged via Tweets projected onto Dublin building 5
3:23 PM — The Irish state broadcaster RTE has reported on how a festive tweets promotion by AOL turned into a surprise civil partnership proposal for a lesbian couple.
11th October 2012
US: NFL player starts controversy by tweeting a gay ‘joke’ 32
9:43 PM — An NFL football player in the US has been the subject of heavy criticism, after tweeting a joke which was considered by many as homophobic.
3rd August 2012
Tom Daley gay hate tweet footballer arrested 297
12:01 PM — A footballer in South Wales has been arrested following an anti-gay tweet about Olympic divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield.
31st July 2012
Welsh footballer’s account sends Tom Daley ‘prank’ anti-gay tweet 64
10:37 AM — A Welsh footballer's Twitter stream featured an anti-gay comment about British divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield after they narrowly missed out on a medal at the Olympics yesterday.
23rd November 2011
Ospreys fine Kristian Phillips for gay slur tweet after “genuine remorse” 17
1:44 PM — Welsh rugby team have issued an undisclosed fine to the 21-year-old wing for describing a Big Brother contestant as a "faggot". The player has apologised for the statement, saying he had "learnt the hard way to think before tweeting".
25th October 2011
Anti-gay Twitter users mock Stuart Walker’s death 127
12:03 PM — Homophobic Twitter users have outraged others by mocking the death of Ayrshire gay man Stuart Walker. Mr Walker, 28, was found dead near an industrial estate early on Sunday morning. Police said he had suffered a "violent" and "sustained" attack.