18th February 2013
US: Black Keys drummer receives homophobic abuse from Justin Bieber fans over feud 9
5:02 PM — The drummer of US band the Black Keys, has faced a tirade of homophobic abuse over Twitter from Justin Bieber fans, after he changed his picture and username, and pretended to be him.
15th February 2013
Rapper Azealia Banks calls Perez Hilton an ‘evil faggot’ and stirs up controversy again 36
3:48 PM — Rapper Azealia Banks, who was criticised in January for her use of the word "faggot" in a Twitter argument with blogger, Perez Hilton, has again used the slur, and stirred up controversy for a second time.
7th February 2013
West Midlands Police officer resigns after using force’s Twitter account to message gay men 14
11:07 AM — An award-winning Special Constable from the West Midlands has resigned after it emerged he used a police Twitter account to send messages to gay men that were "against force policy".
6th February 2013
French socialist MPs caught playing scrabble during same-sex marriage debate 7
2:36 PM — Two French socialist MPs have been caught playing scrabble on iPads during the debates last week on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in France’s National Assembly.
Russian foreign minister: UK and France’s equal marriage laws will make it harder to adopt Russian children 11
12:12 PM — The UK and France’s plans for equal marriage means that it will be harder for British and French citizens to adopt children from Russia, a Russian Government minister has warned.
5th February 2013
Gay Tory MP Mike Freer: ‘I’m simply asking for equal treatment’ 7
5:12 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has received warm praise on Twitter for delivering a heartfelt speech in support of marriage equality in the House of Commons.
1st February 2013
Queries over hacking as Accident Claims website features testimonial from anal sex injury customer 18
12:19 PM — A British personal injury claims specialist firm is receiving unusual attention after its website displayed a customer testimonial concerning an injury that reportedly occurred in a public toilet.
31st January 2013
Idaho: Businessman sues Mother Jones magazine for suggesting he was a violent homophobe 6
6:44 PM — A marketing executive in the US state of Idaho is suing Mother Jones magazine because he contends he was defamed by an article that depicted him as a supporter of anti-gay violence.
29th January 2013
Twitter’s Vine videos service flooded with gay porn despite moves to reduce explicit content 4
3:25 PM — Twitter has blocked searches for the terms "porn" and "sex" on its new video sharing service Vine in an attempt to reduce the level of explicit content being posted. However, the word "gay" and terms relating to "gay" are not blocked despite most of the content being highly explicit.
Comment: The power of online activism & social media in the fight for LGBT equality 12
1:38 PM — Murray Lipp, administrator of the Facebook page ‘Gay Marriage USA,’ discusses his experience in maintaining America’s largest independent national equal marriage page on Facebook.
Frank Ocean due to press charges against Chris Brown over car park brawl 3
12:26 PM — Bisexual R&B star Frank Ocean will reportedly press charges against Chris Brown following an altercation at a recording studio in Los Angeles on Sunday night (27 January).
25th January 2013
France: Court rules that Twitter must hand over details of homophobic and anti-semitic users 6
2:15 PM — Twitter has been ordered by a French court to hand over details of users who posted anti-semitic tweets, in what could be a significant move against homophobia, racism and anti-semitism in the country.
22nd January 2013
Azealia Banks suggests British journalists should kill themselves 40
4:27 PM — Amid her recent homophobic tirade at US celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, rapper Azealia Banks also took the trouble to suggest that two British journalists should kill themselves.
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
Olympic diver Chris Mears: I have made some good gay friends through Tom Daley 30
6:20 PM — Olympic diver Chris Mears says his friendship with fellow diver Tom Daley now means he has several gay mates.
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.
17th January 2013
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore attacks PinkNews 87
1:55 PM — Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore has launched an outspoken attack on PinkNews after it published a story about the killing of a trans woman in Brazil.
14th January 2013
Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore apologises for ‘Brazilian transsexual’ remark 28
4:44 PM — Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore has returned to Twitter and apologised for some of her controversial comments about the trans community.
Mayor apologises for calling UKIP ‘racists and homophobes’ 24
2:36 PM — A town Mayor from Cumbria has apologised to a UKIP member after describing the party as "racist and homophobic" on Twitter.
Lynne Featherstone: Sack Julie Burchill and Observer editor for ‘disgusting’ transphobic rant 38
10:54 AM — Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone has called for the editor of the Observer and columnist Julie Burchill to be sacked over a transphobic article.