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  • 17th November 2011

    Ospreys will investigate Kristian Phillips’ alleged gay slur tweet 21

    The Ospreys will investigate (Photo: Nigel Davies)

    9:54 AM — Ospreys will investigate tweet from player's account which appeared to call a Big Brother contestant a "faggot".

  • 25th October 2011

    Anti-gay Twitter users mock Stuart Walker’s death 127

    Some Twitter users mocked Mr Walker's death

    12:03 PM — Homophobic Twitter users have outraged others by mocking the death of Ayrshire gay man Stuart Walker. Mr Walker, 28, was found dead near an industrial estate early on Sunday morning. Police said he had suffered a "violent" and "sustained" attack.

  • 19th October 2011

    Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to mark ‘Spirit Day’ for bullied gay teens 18

    Purple represents 'spirit' on the rainbow flag

    11:43 AM — Facebook will mark 'Spirit Day' tomorrow by turning several pages purple and encouraging employees to learn about the event. Spirit Day, which was created last year by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan, encourages people to wear purple on October 20th to remember LGBT teenagers who killed themselves after being bullied.

  • 13th July 2011

    Twitter’s most powerful LGBT people 45

    Who's the most powerful tweeter?

    5:43 PM — Who are the top LGBT Tweeters? Who's got more followers than anyone else in the world? Who loves to talk to fans - and who has clearly never heard of 'reply' or 'retweet'?

  • 23rd June 2011

    Chris Brown defends homophobic comment to photographer 57

    Chris Brown called a photographer 'gay' (Photo: Gemma Mary)

    1:37 PM — US singer Chris Brown has defended himself after calling a paparazzi photographer 'gay'. The star made the remark after almost receiving a parking ticket in Los Angeles.

  • 22nd June 2011

    Cee Lo Green explains ‘homophobic’ tweet 52

    Cee Lo Green did not apologise for the tweet (Photo: Julio Enrequiez)

    1:27 PM — Singer Cee Lo Green has explained why he called a female music critic "gay". The Voice coach reacted badly when a journalist called his Thursday night show in Minneapolis "gross" and "inept".

  • 14th June 2011

    Coronation Street star gets anti-gay abuse on Twitter 34

    Antony Cotton said he had to stand up for himself

    3:24 PM — Coronation Street star Antony Cotton threatened to call people after being on the receiving end of anti-gay abuse on Twitter. The actor, who plays Sean Tully in the soap, was told by user ‘kittykatlovex’: "I hope you get AIDS and die you freak."

  • 7th June 2011

    ‘Gay girl in Damascus’ blogger feared kidnapped 12

    Fears are growing that Amina Abdallah, who blogged about being a lesbian in Syria, has been abducted

    5:15 PM — Relatives of Amina Abdallah, author of the "Gay Girl in Damascus" blog, say she has been abducted.

  • 31st May 2011

    Twitter user claims popstar had lesbian affair while married

    3:27 PM — A Twitter user is claiming that a popular British singer had a lesbian affair during her second marriage.

  • 3rd December 2010

    Katie Price attacked for HIV Tweet 17

    Katie Price apologised for the tweet

    11:34 AM — Katie Price has apologised after she posted false allegations on Twitter about a showbiz editor having HIV and another writer having "crabs". Price said she "accidentally" reposted messages which were sent to her by fans. She made the blunder yesterday, one day after World AIDS Day.

  • 5th November 2010

    Stephen Fry returns to Twitter to say women do like sex 38

    Stephen Fry said that women do like sex

    12:18 PM — Stephen Fry, who angrily quit Twitter last week after being criticised for suggesting that women don't like sex, has returned to the blogging site. The broadcaster found himself in a storm of media attention after telling Attitude magazine that women only have sex because it is "the price they are willing to pay for a relationship".

  • 26th October 2010

    Sesame Street’s Bert hints he’s gay but producers say no 10

    Ernie and Bert are not gay, Sesame Street executives said

    10:52 AM — Rumours have circulated for years that Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie are in a relationship and now Bert has hinted at it on Twitter. Bert, who shares a bed with Ernie, wrote on the Sesame Street Twitter feed during Pride season that his hair was "mo" - a slang word for gay.

  • 7th September 2010

    Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice loses Jaguar contract over ‘homophobic’ Twitter comment 21

    Rice's homophobic Twitter comment has cost her her Jaguar contract. Photo: Bidgee

    11:01 AM — Australian Olympic swimming champion Stephanie Rice has been dropped by Jaguar, with whom she had a sponsorship agreement, following her homophobic Twitter comment last Saturday.

  • 8th February 2010

    Vodafone urges gay community, ‘Please keep your faith in us’ 29

    Followers on twitter feared that Vodafone had been hacked (Photo: OracioAlvarado)

    5:46 PM — Vodafone has admitted that it was a member of staff and not a hacker who caused outrage on Friday by sending out a homophobic rant to its 10,000 followers on Twitter.

  • 15th January 2010

    Mr Gay China pageant shut down by police 20

    Mr Gay China was cancelled today

    1:25 PM — China's first gay pageant has been shut down by police for apparently not following the correct procedures. The event was scheduled to begin today in Beijing, with eight contestants fighting for the chance to represent their country at the Mr Gay World competition later this year.

  • 23rd December 2009

    Katy Perry in trouble over ‘transphobic’ tweet 19

    Katy Perry: attacked by GLAAD

    2:48 PM — Katy Perry has been accused of transphobia after using Twitter to mock a photo of trans man. The singer, who found fame with her faux-lesbian hit I Kissed A Girl, posted a photo of a naked man with a beard, hairy chest and breasts.

  • 16th December 2009

    Twitter users furious at BBC gay debate 40

    The debate is on the BBC's Have Your Say site

    4:19 PM — Twitter users are complaining about a debate on the BBC's website which asks 'Should homosexuals be executed?'. It appears on the Have Your Say debate boards.

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