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.
22nd January 2014
Football star Stan Collymore: ‘Twitter is not doing enough to combat homophobic hate’ 5
11:58 AM — Former footballer Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of "not doing enough" to combat racist and homophobic comments on the social media platform.
20th January 2014
Lord Sugar to Twitter users: Shut up ‘dimwits’ I ain’t homophobic 21
12:22 PM — Lord Sugar was accused of homophobia after asking a Twitter user when he planned to "come out".
19th January 2014
One Direction’s Liam Payne slammed after tweeting support for the ‘family values’ of Duck Dynasty stars 60
2:32 PM — One Direction singer Liam Payne has faced backlash on Twitter after sending a message of support to the son of the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, which praises "the family values you still all behold."
17th January 2014
Hollyoaks star: I get annoyed when people ask if I’m gay in real life – I’m also not an English teacher 4
6:23 PM — A straight Hollyoaks star appeared to get exasperated at questions about his sexuality because he plays a gay character tweeted to note that unlike his character, he is also not an English teacher.
Piers Morgan slams Jeremy ‘flabby neck’ Clarkson for ‘gay c*nt’ tweet 6
2:41 PM — Fellow TV host Piers Morgan has attacked BBC2 presenter Jeremy Clarkson for a tweet he sent last night containing a picture of himself with a sign saying "gay c*nt".
13th January 2014
Duncan James: ‘I mean I love Lee Ryan but not THAT much’ 2
4:30 PM — Duncan James has denied reports that he had a sexual relationship with Blue bandmate Lee Ryan.
Miley Cyrus: ‘I get called an ugly lesbian a lot’ 4
2:35 PM — US singer Miley Cyrus has taken a swipe at trolls on Twitter who are constantly giving her homophobic abuse.
10th January 2014
Eastenders star Gary Lucy slams gay kiss complaints: ‘Get with the times!’ 5
6:42 PM — Eastenders actor Gary Lucy has hit back at those who complained about a gay kiss scene in an episode last week, and said that the scene inspired someone to come out to their parents.
9th January 2014
Privacy groups fear ‘serious threat’ from facial recognition app which could out gay subjects 12
4:21 PM — Privacy groups have expressed concern at a new facial recognition app as it could lead to LGBT subjects having information from multiple platforms linked against their wishes.
8th January 2014
Nick Clegg: Football star Thomas Hitzlsperger’s decision to come out is brave and courageous 17
3:12 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised former premiership player Thomas Hitzlsperger for announcing that he’s gay.
Football stars Joey Barton and Gary Lineker praise Thomas Hitzlsperger for coming out 5
1:39 PM — Figures in the world of football are praising former West Ham player Thomas Hitzlsperger, over his decision to announce that he is gay.
5th January 2014
BBC denies reports that Danny Dyer is facing ‘dressing down’ over response to homophobic tweets 8
1:53 PM — The BBC has denied reports claiming that Danny Dyer is facing a "dressing down" over his recent response to homophobic tweets.