16th April 2014
Is Alan Carr’s new charity ad for PETA a clichéd stereotype or just harmless fun? 63
1:07 PM — Alan Carr’s new adverting campaign for animal charity PETA has sparked a mixed reaction on Twitter, with many accusing it of pandering to stereotypes.
14th April 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Lynton Crosby didn’t get my joke about having a relationship with a llama 6
5:55 PM — Michael Fabricant says his recent departure as Tory vice chairman all goes back to a joke designed to highlight his pro-gay credentials, which failed to amuse Lynton Crosby.
9th April 2014
Blue singer Lee Ryan: Twitter trolls mocking my sexuality doesn’t bother me 10
8:24 PM — Blue singer Lee Ryan has said he 'doesn't care' what people think of his sexuality.
8th April 2014
Jessie J: I’m facing hate on Twitter for revealing I only fancy men 34
3:45 PM — Pop star Jessie J has hit back at claims she "lied" about her sexuality for publicity.
3rd April 2014
Football star appears on ‘gay-for-pay’ porn site 53
2:45 PM — An Irish Gaelic football star has deleted his Twitter account after images of him on a ‘gay-for-pay’ pornographic site were shared across social media.
7th March 2014
BBC game show host defends contestant against transphobic Twitter trolls: ‘Grow up and get a life’ 43
6:56 PM — A BBC television host has jumped to the defence of a contestant who appeared on a game show yesterday, after a barrage of transphobic tweets were sent about her.
27th February 2014
Ugandan Government: The West can keep its ‘homo’ aid 25
3:38 PM — The Ugandan Government has responded to the withdrawal of aid by several western countries in typical robust fashion.
26th February 2014
Ethiopian Children’s Minister slams Uganda over anti-gay law – but Twitter account then vanishes 29
1:48 PM — Ethiopia's Children's Minister has reportedly criticised Uganda’s President for passing his country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – only for her Twitter account to then be deleted.
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw blasts One Direction fans over ‘homophobic death threats’ 8
12:27 PM — Nick Grimshaw has lashed out at One Direction fans for sending him "homophobic death threats" on Twitter.
South African TV reporter: ‘I think it’s fine to be homophobic’ 41
11:58 AM — A television reporter in South Africa has been forced to apologise after tweeting: "it's fine to be homophobic".
5th February 2014
Piers Morgan under fire for transphobia after repeatedly referring to trans woman as a ‘former man’ 36
5:19 PM — Journalist and trans rights campaigner Janet Mock has accused CNN presenter Piers Morgan of attempting to "sensationalise" her life after featuring her as a chat show guest, where she was repeatedly referred to as a "former man."
4th February 2014
Graham Norton: ‘Unbelievable’ that anti-gay marriage group were paid damages for being called ‘homophobes’ 11
6:19 PM — Graham Norton has criticised Irish broadcaster RTÉ for paying €85,000 in damages to an anti-gay marriage group, after a drag artist labelled them "homophobes".
24th January 2014
Goldie Hawn ‘embarrassed’ after calling calling Nigerian President ‘wonderful’, unaware of anti-gay law 17
4:22 PM — US actress Goldie Hawn has apologised after she called Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan "wonderful" in a tweet, saying she didn't know about the country's new anti-gay law.
23rd January 2014
Labour MP calls for parliamentary debate on Twitter trolls following Stan Collymore remarks 6
2:09 PM — Labour MP Steve Rotheram has called for a parliamentary debate on the problem of internet trolling, a day after ex-footballer Stan Collymore accused Twitter of “not doing enough” to combat racist and homophobic abuse.
22nd January 2014
Football star Stan Collymore: ‘Twitter is not doing enough to combat homophobic hate’ 5
11:58 AM — Former footballer Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of "not doing enough" to combat racist and homophobic comments on the social media platform.
20th January 2014
Lord Sugar to Twitter users: Shut up ‘dimwits’ I ain’t homophobic 21
12:22 PM — Lord Sugar was accused of homophobia after asking a Twitter user when he planned to "come out".
19th January 2014
One Direction’s Liam Payne slammed after tweeting support for the ‘family values’ of Duck Dynasty stars 60
2:32 PM — One Direction singer Liam Payne has faced backlash on Twitter after sending a message of support to the son of the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, which praises "the family values you still all behold."
17th January 2014
Hollyoaks star: I get annoyed when people ask if I’m gay in real life – I’m also not an English teacher 4
6:23 PM — A straight Hollyoaks star appeared to get exasperated at questions about his sexuality because he plays a gay character tweeted to note that unlike his character, he is also not an English teacher.
Piers Morgan slams Jeremy ‘flabby neck’ Clarkson for ‘gay c*nt’ tweet 6
2:41 PM — Fellow TV host Piers Morgan has attacked BBC2 presenter Jeremy Clarkson for a tweet he sent last night containing a picture of himself with a sign saying "gay c*nt".
13th January 2014
Duncan James: ‘I mean I love Lee Ryan but not THAT much’ 2
4:30 PM — Duncan James has denied reports that he had a sexual relationship with Blue bandmate Lee Ryan.