25th May 2014
What caused a pro-gay Broadway play to post homophobic messages on Twitter? 8
8:37 PM — Broadway play Mothers and Sons raised eyebrows this week, when homophobic messages mysteriously began to appear on its Twitter account. Find out why.
20th May 2014
Russell Crowe: ‘Pathetic bullies’ boycotting hotel owned by Sultan who wants to execute gays 163
9:43 PM — Russell Crowe has refused to back a boycott of Brunei-owned hotels after the country passed laws calling for gays to be stoned to death, labelling a supporter a "pathetic bully".
12th May 2014
NFL player fined after tweeting Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend was ‘horrible’ 14
2:55 PM — Miami Dolphins star Don Jones has been fined and temporarily suspended from team practice and activities after described Michael Sam's public, same-sex kiss as "horrible" on Twitter.
6th May 2014
Gay basketball player Derrick Gordon confirms he is dating CSI actor Gerald McCullouch 30
6:26 PM — The NCAA's first openly gay basketball player Derrick Gordon, has announced his relationship with CSI actor Gerald McCullouch.
4th May 2014
UK: Tory candidate quits party over homophobic, anti-Muslim tweets 10
12:15 PM — A Tory local election candidate has stood down from the party, after it was revealed he had retweeted a series of homophobic and anti-Muslim messages.
20th April 2014
UK: Artist creates Tom Daley portrait out of homophobic tweets 7
4:36 PM — An artist has created a portrait of Tom Daley, made up of homophobic tweets sent to the Olympic diver after he came out last year.
16th April 2014
Is Alan Carr’s new charity ad for PETA a clichéd stereotype or just harmless fun? 65
1:07 PM — Alan Carr’s new adverting campaign for animal charity PETA has sparked a mixed reaction on Twitter, with many accusing it of pandering to stereotypes.
14th April 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Lynton Crosby didn’t get my joke about having a relationship with a llama 6
5:55 PM — Michael Fabricant says his recent departure as Tory vice chairman all goes back to a joke designed to highlight his pro-gay credentials, which failed to amuse Lynton Crosby.
9th April 2014
Blue singer Lee Ryan: Twitter trolls mocking my sexuality doesn’t bother me 11
8:24 PM — Blue singer Lee Ryan has said he 'doesn't care' what people think of his sexuality.
8th April 2014
Jessie J: I’m facing hate on Twitter for revealing I only fancy men 34
3:45 PM — Pop star Jessie J has hit back at claims she "lied" about her sexuality for publicity.
3rd April 2014
Football star appears on ‘gay-for-pay’ porn site 53
2:45 PM — An Irish Gaelic football star has deleted his Twitter account after images of him on a ‘gay-for-pay’ pornographic site were shared across social media.
7th March 2014
BBC game show host defends contestant against transphobic Twitter trolls: ‘Grow up and get a life’ 50
6:56 PM — A BBC television host has jumped to the defence of a contestant who appeared on a game show yesterday, after a barrage of transphobic tweets were sent about her.
27th February 2014
Ugandan Government: The West can keep its ‘homo’ aid 26
3:38 PM — The Ugandan Government has responded to the withdrawal of aid by several western countries in typical robust fashion.
26th February 2014
Ethiopian Children’s Minister slams Uganda over anti-gay law – but Twitter account then vanishes 30
1:48 PM — Ethiopia's Children's Minister has reportedly criticised Uganda’s President for passing his country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – only for her Twitter account to then be deleted.
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw blasts One Direction fans over ‘homophobic death threats’ 8
12:27 PM — Nick Grimshaw has lashed out at One Direction fans for sending him "homophobic death threats" on Twitter.
South African TV reporter: ‘I think it’s fine to be homophobic’ 43
11:58 AM — A television reporter in South Africa has been forced to apologise after tweeting: "it's fine to be homophobic".
5th February 2014
Piers Morgan under fire for transphobia after repeatedly referring to trans woman as a ‘former man’ 36
5:19 PM — Journalist and trans rights campaigner Janet Mock has accused CNN presenter Piers Morgan of attempting to "sensationalise" her life after featuring her as a chat show guest, where she was repeatedly referred to as a "former man."
4th February 2014
Graham Norton: ‘Unbelievable’ that anti-gay marriage group were paid damages for being called ‘homophobes’ 11
6:19 PM — Graham Norton has criticised Irish broadcaster RTÉ for paying €85,000 in damages to an anti-gay marriage group, after a drag artist labelled them "homophobes".
24th January 2014
Goldie Hawn ‘embarrassed’ after calling calling Nigerian President ‘wonderful’, unaware of anti-gay law 17
4:22 PM — US actress Goldie Hawn has apologised after she called Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan "wonderful" in a tweet, saying she didn't know about the country's new anti-gay law.
23rd January 2014
Labour MP calls for parliamentary debate on Twitter trolls following Stan Collymore remarks 6
2:09 PM — Labour MP Steve Rotheram has called for a parliamentary debate on the problem of internet trolling, a day after ex-footballer Stan Collymore accused Twitter of “not doing enough” to combat racist and homophobic abuse.