6th November 2014
Stephen Fry quits Twitter over safety concerns 12
4:21 PM — Gay actor, presenter and broadcaster Stephen Fry has temporarily quit Twitter over safety concerns.
5th November 2014
Harry Styles sparks hysteria with vague comment suggesting he is bisexual 40
12:01 AM — Social media lit up with rumours today as One Direction star Harry Styles made a vague, possibly joking, comment suggesting he might be bisexual.
16th October 2014
Australian journalist apologises for ‘lousy analogy’ after comparing gays to paedophiles 21
4:00 PM — Australian journalist Mia Freedman has come under fire after comparing gays to paedophiles on a news program.
How taking a photo in your pants could help in the fight against HIV 6
1:47 PM — Men have been using social media to share photos of themselves in their pants in an effort to raise funds for the fight against HIV.
3rd October 2014
Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells denies ‘homophobic’ Twitter blockings 5
6:23 PM — Northern Irish Health Minister Jim Wells has claimed his decision to block gay rights activists and PinkNews on Twitter was motivated by "abusive language".
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”.
27th September 2014
12 facts about bisexual people, according to the internet 1
5:05 PM — To celebrate Bisexual Visibility Week, some bi people took to Twitter to break down some very basic facts about bisexuality.
24th September 2014
Northern Ireland’s new Health Minister blocks PinkNews, gay rights advocates on Twitter 27
7:53 PM — Northern Ireland's new Health Minister has inexplicably blocked PinkNews and several critics on Twitter, just hours into the role.
23rd September 2014
Children’s nurse sacked for tweeting that Rihanna looks like ‘a borderline lesbian’ 12
9:43 AM — A children's nurse was sacked for posting offensive comments about gay people, Islam and disabled people on social media.
22nd September 2014
‘Real Name Police’ targets ‘pervert’ drag performers on Facebook
5:51 PM — A Twitter account named the 'Real Name Police' has targeted drag performers on Facebook, calling on followers to report accounts to the social networking site which do not use legal names.
19th September 2014
US: Alison Bechdel receives MacArthur ‘genius’ award
5:39 PM — Openly-gay graphic memoirist, Alison Bechdel, was awarded the MacArthur Foundation "genius" Grant this week.
15th September 2014
Snoop Dogg under fire for labelling fan a ‘fag’ on Instagram 13
1:30 PM — Rapper Snoop Dogg is facing backlash after calling a fan a 'fag' on Instagram
6th September 2014
JK Rowling hits back at homophobic Harry Potter jibe 22
2:50 PM — JK Rowling has hit back at a Harry Potter fan who is still upset that Albus Dumbledore is gay.
28th August 2014
Greek MP calls gay Luxembourg Prime Minister and partner ‘faggot mates’ 14
4:56 PM — A notoriously homophobic Greek MP couldn't resist making a jibe at Luxembourg’s gay Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, following news of his engagement.
19th August 2014
Photos: #WhatBiLooksLike brings bisexual visibility to Twitter
7:15 PM — The hashtag #WhatBiLooksLike is challenging assumptions made about people who identify as bisexual.
Police officers investigated for anti-gay or racist social media posts 14
3:14 PM — Hundreds of police officers and civilian staff have been investigated for homophobic, racist and threatening messages on social media, research shows.
14th August 2014
Kanye West’s former DJ makes homophobic remarks 17
12:52 PM — Kanye West’s former DJ has made a series of homophobic remarks on Twitter.
12th August 2014
Tributes pour in for Robin Williams 1
10:49 AM — Tributes have poured in across the internet to the late actor Robin Williams.
1st August 2014
US: NFL player disciplined for homophobic tweet has ‘learned’ from sensitivity training 2
3:04 PM — Don Jones, the Miami Dolphins player sent to sensitivity training about a homophobic tweet about Michael Sam's televised gay kiss, has said he is happy that the experience has taught him more about respect and tolerance.
17th July 2014
Hollyoaks actor: I can understand why gay footballers don’t want to come out
2:08 PM — Out Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has said he can understand why gay footballers might be reluctant to come out, after he received homophobic abuse on Twitter when he was mistaken for an athlete of the same name.