21st January 2015
France: Twitter users fined for hashtags saying gay people should be burned 9
6:10 PM — For the first time a French court fined several Twitter users for using hashtags which called for gay people to be killed.
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.
8th January 2015
Stephen Fry: Publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons in defiance of Paris killings 26
6:58 PM — Stephen Fry has called on the world's media to republish copies of Charlie Hebdo cartoons following the massacre of 12 people yesterday.
2nd January 2015
Footballer under fire over ‘game’ to guess whether women have penises 7
5:35 PM — Footballer Robert Huth is under fire for taking part in a Twitter game in which he attempted to 'guess' from pictures whether women are transgender.
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.
30th December 2014
Derren Brown hit back at this homophobe in the best way 26
1:18 PM — Famed magician Derren Brown responded to a string of homophobic tweets in an amazing way.
29th December 2014
One Direction star’s ‘prank': I’ve been experimenting with my sexuality 23
4:37 PM — One Direction singer Niall Horan has come under fire, after he hijacked a fellow singer's Twitter to claim he was "experimenting" with his sexuality.
21st December 2014
UKIP begs members to stop making controversial comments on Facebook and Twitter 16
1:03 PM — UKIP is begging its members to quit Facebook and Twitter, to avoid getting the party in trouble over controversial comments.
9th December 2014
Cartoonist apologies for anti-gay tweet about Shrien Dewani
1:40 PM — A South African cartoonist has apologised for making anti-gay comments on Twitter in response to the Shrien Dewani verdict.
5th December 2014
Gay UKIP MEP ‘warns’ that fictional town’s UKIP branch isn’t real 6
2:38 PM — Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn has 'warned' people that a UKIP branch in the stop-motion town of Trumpton is not real.
Rapper reignites feud with Perez Hilton: ‘You’re still a faggot, lol’ 36
10:52 AM — A rapper who last year had a long-standing Twitter feud with gay blogger Perez Hilton has reignited the fight, telling him: "You will always be a faggot."
2nd December 2014
UKIP denies tweeting that World AIDS Day is a ‘reminder’ to ‘tighten our borders’ 53
12:36 PM — UKIP is in complete confusion over a Twitter account that claimed to represent its Cheltenham branch and said World AIDS Day was a "reminder" for Britain to "tighten" its borders.
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.
28th November 2014
UKIP officials follow ‘fake’ party Twitter that claims gays are a ‘disgrace to humanity’ 24
12:15 PM — A number of UKIP officials are following a "fake" UKIP branch's Twitter account - which claims that gays are a "disgrace to humanity".
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 41
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”.