11th October 2012
US: NFL player starts controversy by tweeting a gay ‘joke’ 32
9:43 PM — An NFL football player in the US has been the subject of heavy criticism, after tweeting a joke which was considered by many as homophobic.
UK: Newspaper libel defeat for Elton John 6
2:10 PM — Sir Elton John was not libelled by the Times newspaper in a series of articles about tax avoidance, the High Court has ruled.
7th October 2012
Matt Bomer on being a gay teenager: ‘I had to cover my tracks’ 26
5:48 PM — Hollywood actor, Matt Bomer, and his partner, Simon Halls, publicist, were honoured with an Inspiration award from the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network. At the ceremony, he talked about how times had changed since he was a teenager and that he had felt unable to come out because of social pressures.
28th September 2012
Canada: University website tracks anti-gay Twitter comments 13
2:33 PM — A new Canadian social experiment has found that millions of anti-gay slurs have been used on Twitter in the past two months.
27th September 2012
Lesbian daughter of Hong Kong billionaire still ‘close’ with father 16
6:01 PM — Gigi Chao, the lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong billionaire who’s been on the receiving end of global media attention, has given an interview to the BBC.
25th September 2012
Stephen Fry tweet confuses fans into believing Hugh Grant came out as gay 20
11:44 PM — Following the news that Hugh Grant had 'come out' in support of equal marriage today, Stephen Fry's celebratory tweet confused some Twitter users into thinking he was actually coming out as gay.
23rd September 2012
Bret Easton Ellis defends Paris Hilton’s anti-gay remarks 74
10:55 PM — Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, says he agrees with Paris Hilton's recent homophobic comments about gay men.
21st September 2012
Scotland: Teenager apologies to TV weatherman for anti-gay abuse 15
8:24 PM — A 16-year-old boy has issued a public apology to a Scottish weather forecaster Sean Batty for posting homophobic remarks on his official Twitter account.
UK: Medical students told to act ‘less gay’ and walk ‘straight’ 63
12:11 PM — According to the Independent, Dr Una Coales made the recommendations in a guide setting out ways in which minority candidates can “neutralise bias”.
Paris Hilton apologies for saying gay men are ‘disgusting’ 68
11:05 AM — Paris Hilton has issued a lengthy public apology after she was secretly recorded making homophobic comments to a gay friend in a taxi.
14th September 2012
Russian PM calls for the release of Pussy Riot 13
12:38 PM — Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for three members of the LGBT-supporting feminist punk band Pussy Riot to be freed.
12th September 2012
Joe McElderry speaks of relief at conviction of Twitter troll 5
1:24 PM — A man who abused and harassed X Factor winner Joe McElderry has been fined and given a restraining order.
4th September 2012
Celebrity Big Brother’s Julian Clary receives homophobic abuse on Twitter 28
11:44 AM — According to Unreality TV, derogatory terms words including “freak”, “faggot” and “arse bandit” have all been posted by trolls to the star's official Twitter account in the past few days.
30th August 2012
Interview: Joe McElderry on his new album, love and Perez Hilton 14
9:38 PM — The pop star talks to Laurence Watts about his new album, Whitney Houston’s death and why he’d like you to follow him on Twitter.
25th August 2012
Evan Rachel Wood responds to criticism of Miley Cyrus gay haircut tweet 9
11:42 PM — Evan Rachel Wood responded to Twitter critics, and explained that she was joking when she said Miley Cyrus' new haircut was a sign that she might be gay.
22nd August 2012
Is the newest Barbie to be released actually a drag queen? 13
6:23 PM — Questions have been flying around since the announcement of the newest Barbie to be released, and whether or not this version of the doll is actually a drag queen.
3rd August 2012
Tom Daley gay hate tweet footballer arrested 297
12:01 PM — A footballer in South Wales has been arrested following an anti-gay tweet about Olympic divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield.
31st July 2012
Welsh footballer’s account sends Tom Daley ‘prank’ anti-gay tweet 64
10:37 AM — A Welsh footballer's Twitter stream featured an anti-gay comment about British divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield after they narrowly missed out on a medal at the Olympics yesterday.
27th July 2012
Comment: Steve Brookstein, spread some love, don’t ask why your enemies are HIV-free 80
2:21 PM — David Allison writes about his run-in with Steve Brookstein when the former X Factor winner questioned on Twitter why so many people in the world have HIV while a showbusiness journalist does not.
3rd July 2012
Cher appears to leave Twitter after voicing support for anti-gay pastor 42
1:57 PM — Tweets sent from Cher's account praising a pastor who said gay people were "not God's best work" have drawn confusion from fans.