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.
9th July 2014
Ian McKellen Tweets first image of himself as Sherlock Holmes 2
8:30 PM — Sir Ian McKellen on Wednesday Tweeted the first image of himself playing Sherlock Holmes in the new film Mr. Holmes.
2nd July 2014
Demi Lovato angers Russians over on-stage Putin gay kiss 15
2:33 PM — Demi Lovato has provoked anger from Russians, after two of her male back-up dancers, one naked apart from a picture of President Putin’s face covering his genitals, shared a kiss onstage at her concert.
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.
10th June 2014
Channel 5 won’t remove Big Brother contestant who called for ‘poofs’ to be shot 45
4:26 PM — Channel 5 has confirmed that, despite calling for "poofs" to be shot on Twitter, a Big Brother contestant will not be removed from the house.
29th May 2014
Canadian teenage Olympic luger comes out as gay 18
2:50 PM — On his 18th birthday, Canadian Olympian John Fennell has publicly come out as gay.
25th May 2014
What caused a pro-gay Broadway play to post homophobic messages on Twitter? 8
8:37 PM — Broadway play Mothers and Sons raised eyebrows this week, when homophobic messages mysteriously began to appear on its Twitter account. Find out why.
20th May 2014
Russell Crowe: ‘Pathetic bullies’ boycotting hotel owned by Sultan who wants to execute gays 163
9:43 PM — Russell Crowe has refused to back a boycott of Brunei-owned hotels after the country passed laws calling for gays to be stoned to death, labelling a supporter a "pathetic bully".
12th May 2014
NFL player fined after tweeting Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend was ‘horrible’ 14
2:55 PM — Miami Dolphins star Don Jones has been fined and temporarily suspended from team practice and activities after described Michael Sam's public, same-sex kiss as "horrible" on Twitter.
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.
4th May 2014
UK: Tory candidate quits party over homophobic, anti-Muslim tweets 10
12:15 PM — A Tory local election candidate has stood down from the party, after it was revealed he had retweeted a series of homophobic and anti-Muslim messages.