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’ 38
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”.
27th September 2014
12 facts about bisexual people, according to the internet 1
5:05 PM — To celebrate Bisexual Visibility Week, some bi people took to Twitter to break down some very basic facts about bisexuality.
24th September 2014
Northern Ireland’s new Health Minister blocks PinkNews, gay rights advocates on Twitter 27
7:53 PM — Northern Ireland's new Health Minister has inexplicably blocked PinkNews and several critics on Twitter, just hours into the role.
23rd September 2014
Children’s nurse sacked for tweeting that Rihanna looks like ‘a borderline lesbian’ 12
9:43 AM — A children's nurse was sacked for posting offensive comments about gay people, Islam and disabled people on social media.
22nd September 2014
‘Real Name Police’ targets ‘pervert’ drag performers on Facebook
5:51 PM — A Twitter account named the 'Real Name Police' has targeted drag performers on Facebook, calling on followers to report accounts to the social networking site which do not use legal names.
19th September 2014
US: Alison Bechdel receives MacArthur ‘genius’ award
5:39 PM — Openly-gay graphic memoirist, Alison Bechdel, was awarded the MacArthur Foundation "genius" Grant this week.