10th December 2012
Austin Mitchell MP: Ed Miliband must allow Labour MPs a free vote on same-sex marriage 78
2:06 PM — Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell has tweeted that “Gay marriage is neither urgent nor important” and says Ed Miliband must allow Labour MPs to have a conscience vote on the issue.
David Davies MP: How can I be homophobic? I once fought a gay man in a boxing ring 65
12:30 PM — Welsh Conservative MP David Davies, who over the weekend suggested most parents would prefer their children “not to be gay”, has dismissed accusations that he is a homophobe by reminding people of his participation in an amateur boxing match against a gay fighter.
5th December 2012
Gay football group criticise Daily Mail over Joey Barton article 17
8:29 PM — The Gay Football Supporters Network (GSFN) has criticised the Daily Mail for publishing an article suggesting footballer Joey Barton would make a suitable “gay hero” for the sport, because it trivialises the debate about homophobia in football.
30th November 2012
Liverpool footballer Suso brands teammate ‘gay’ for having teeth whitened 24
4:07 PM — Liverpool footballer Suso has described his fellow teammate Jose Enrique as “gay” after he was pictured having his teeth whitened.
BNP leader Nick Griffin in the clear over anti-gay tweets 35
11:26 AM — BNP leader Nick Griffin will not face any further action after he was investigated by police for tweeting the address of gay couple.
29th November 2012
Comment: The dangers of social media 7
11:00 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, employment lawyer Anna Furness says the recent high profile legal case of Christian housing worker Adrian Smith, who was demoted by his employer for posting anti-equality remarks on Facebook, illustrates the potential dangers of social media for employees.
28th November 2012
Wales: Footballer fined £500 for anti-gay Tom Daley tweet 12
1:17 PM — A Welsh footballer has been fined £500 and handed a one-match suspension for sending an abusive message to Olympic diver Tom Daley on Twitter.
27th November 2012
NFL player: “Saying faggot doesn’t make me a homophobe, it’s just a word” 72
6:19 PM — An American football player in Ohio has apologised after using the word “faggot” on Twitter.
24th November 2012
Rylan Clark: Gary Barlow’s ‘hateful’ banter has gone too far 33
7:46 PM — X-Factor hopeful, Rylan Clark, has spoken out following "banter" from Gary Barlow, saying the judge overstepped the mark with comments he made at a charity event, and that what he said could have fuelled homophobic Twitter abuse.
23rd November 2012
Chris Bryant accuses Russian officials of ‘smears’ and of circulating underwear photo 62
5:13 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant has claimed he is the victim of a homophobic smear campaign by the Russian Embassy in London after a website published an old image of him wearing just his underwear.
21st November 2012
Susan Boyle accidentally invites fans to an Anal Bum party (#analbumparty) 25
6:22 PM — Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle’s PR team have sparked widespread amusement on Twitter by inviting fans to an ‘anal bum party’.
13th November 2012
Analysis: A gay ‘witch-hunt’ 41
11:22 AM — Scott Roberts assesses the controversy and fallout of last week’s warning made by David Cameron of a “witch-hunt”.
24th October 2012
Private life of gay former Tory MP and Thatcher aide under spotlight 44
8:48 PM — The personal life of the late Sir Peter Morrison, a former Conservative MP and parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, who was seen to be gay by several respected political commentators, has come under the public spotlight following remarks made in parliament by the Labour MP Tom Watson.
23rd October 2012
Home address of Nick Griffin shared on Facebook 18
8:02 PM — Six days after he caused a media storm by tweeting the address of a Cambridgeshire gay couple and calling for a protest outside their house, the address of Nick Griffin has reportedly been posted on Facebook.
Chris Brown accused of shouting a homophobic slur at a fan 28
12:47 AM — R&B star, Chris Brown, has been accused of shouting a homophobic slur at a fan who asked him to sign an autograph for him.
21st October 2012
UK: Gay couple refuse to seek prosecution of Nick Griffin 65
9:09 PM — Michael Black and John Morgan, the gay couple on the receiving end of abuse from Nick Griffin, say they will not press for charges against the BNP leader.
19th October 2012
BNP leader Nick Griffin defends gay couple protest remarks 80
11:15 AM — The leader of the British National Party is refusing to apologise for putting the address of a gay couple who won a court case on the internet and has said people have the “right to discriminate”.
18th October 2012
BNP leader Nick Griffin urges supporters to protest outside gay couple’s home 115
9:16 PM — Cambridgeshire police has launched an investigation after the leader of the British National Party reportedly posted the address of a gay couple on the internet.
Video: Ex-Jersey Shore cast member debates against equal marriage 23
12:20 AM — Angelina Pivarnick, formerly a cast member on the hit US television series, Jersey Shore, has been featured in an online video debate around equal marriage, and argued her point against the idea.
17th October 2012
UK ambassador apologises for calling Argentinians ‘gay’ 25
1:06 PM — Britain's ambassador to Chile has apologised for making a homophobic comment on Twitter.