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Chicago man receives email from Sprint addressing him as ‘gay sissyboy’

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
CHICAGO -- A Chicago man says he received an email from mobile phone carrier Sprint addressing him as a "gay sissyboy" after calling the carrier's customer service line. [ Read more → ]
Colin Kazim-Richards

British court finds soccer player guilty of anti-gay gesture

Thursday, April 10, 2014
BRIGHTON, England -- A British court has found Turkish forward Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn. [ Read more → ]
Frank Micelotta, Invision (AP)Isaiah Washington

7 years after calling co-star a ‘faggot,’ Isaiah Washington returns to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Sunday, March 9, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- ABC says Isaiah Washington will return to "Grey's Anatomy" for a guest appearance in May, seven years after he was fired from the medical drama amid fallout over his use of the word "faggot." [ Read more → ]
NYPD

Gay couple attacked at NY subway by man shouting ‘Are you faggots?’

Thursday, March 6, 2014
NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department has issued a sketch of a man accused of an anti-gay hate crime in a Manhattan subway station early Sunday morning. [ Read more → ]
Museveni

Uganda president calls gays ‘disgusting’ in interview after signing anti-gay law

Monday, February 24, 2014
Just hours after signing a harsh anti-gay law that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni called gays "disgusting" in an interview with CNN. [ Read more → ]
Arland Bruce (left) and Bryant Turner Jr.

Canadian Football League players fined for anti-gay tweets about Michael Sam

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
MONTREAL -- The Canadian Football League fined two players Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam. [ Read more → ]
Sam Wheeler

Kent State wrestler suspended for ‘fag’ tweets aimed at Michael Sam

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
KENT, Ohio -- A wrestler at Kent State University has been suspended indefinitely for a series of anti-gay tweets on Monday, including referring to Missouri football player Michael Sam as "that fag." [ Read more → ]
Jarred Cosart

Astros pitcher apologizes for tweet referring to Justin Bieber as ‘that fag’

Monday, February 10, 2014
HOUSTON — Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart has apologized after he using a gay slur to describe pop star Justin Bieber when he tweeted a message to a former teammate. [ Read more → ]
Dave Agema

Republican leaders put the heat on GOP committeeman for gay, Muslim attacks

Monday, January 20, 2014
LANSING, Mich. — As the Republican National Committee prepares for meetings in Washington this week, Gov. Rick Snyder and other party leaders in Michigan are criticizing committeeman Dave Agema for repeated anti-gay and anti-Muslim remarks. [ Read more → ]
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Baltimore Ravens’ Torrey Smith: ‘Look at this queen’ remark not homophobic

Friday, January 3, 2014
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is catching heat for posting an alleged anti-gay slur on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Friday, but insists the remark was not homophobic. [ Read more → ]
Healthy-Thyme

Store owner charged with filing false report after alleging anti-gay attack

Monday, December 30, 2013
PARIS, Tenn. -- The owner of a health food store in Tennessee, who said last month that he had been robbed and beaten in an anti-gay attack, has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report after he allegedly withheld information about the incident. [ Read more → ]
Matt York, APGreg Lupfer

Colo. State coach suspended for calling Wash. State QB a ‘fucking faggot’

Monday, December 23, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended without pay for two weeks for using a gay slur when yelling at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday in the New Mexico Bowl last weekend. [ Read more → ]
Seth Wenig, APAlec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin, MSNBC announce ‘mutual parting’ following actor’s anti-gay slur

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
NEW YORK — MSNBC and Alec Baldwin say they are ending the actor's talk show, which was suspended for two weeks after the actor used an anti-gay slur against a photographer in a New York City street. [ Read more → ]
Paris-TN

Attackers beat store owner, write ‘fag’ on his forehead in alleged hate crime

Saturday, November 23, 2013
PARIS, Tenn -- The owner of a health food store in Tennessee was beaten unconscious Wednesday evening by three men who used anti-gay slurs before robbing him and writing "fag" across his forehead. [ Read more → ]
Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin tries to ease backlash over gay slur by professing love for a man

Thursday, November 21, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Alec Baldwin jokingly professed his love for a man in front of a large crowd Wednesday as he tried to ease the backlash triggered by an Internet clip that captured him berating a photographer with what sounded like a gay slur. [ Read more → ]
Nam Y. Huh, AP (File)In a shift of attitude, most young people now say it’s wrong to use racist or sexist slurs online, even if you’re just kidding.

Poll: It’s not OK to make online slurs, even when you’re ‘just kidding’

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
WASHINGTON -- In a shift in attitude, most young people now say it's wrong to use racist, sexist or anti-gay slurs online, even if you're just kidding. But when they see them, they don't take much personal offense. [ Read more → ]
Alec Baldwin

MSNBC suspends Alec Baldwin’s show for two episodes following gay slur

Friday, November 15, 2013
NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin's new weekly MSNBC talk show was suspended for two episodes after the actor was videotaped using an anti-gay epithet against a photographer during a New York street encounter. [ Read more → ]
Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

Colo. man says college’s use of the word ‘queer’ is offensive, should be illegal

Sunday, November 10, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A gay man says Colorado College's listing of "queer" as an option for the gender of job applicants is insulting and should be illegal. [ Read more → ]
Kellenegger

Neb. man assaulted after sticking up for gay friends in alleged hate crime

Monday, October 28, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. -- A Nebraska man is recovering Monday after being attacked while defending his gay friends from being harassed and called "faggots." [ Read more → ]
Linda Oliver

Town council accepts mayor’s apology for Facebook rant, gay slurs

Sunday, October 20, 2013
WEST UNION, S.C. -- Officials in a small South Carolina mountain town say they've accepted the mayor's apology for a Facebook rant that included gay slurs as she criticized same-sex couples for applying for marriage licenses in a nearby county. [ Read more → ]
Linda Oliver

S.C. mayor: I don’t want ‘queer’ marriage ‘rammed down my throat’

Thursday, October 17, 2013
WEST UNION, S.C. -- A small town mayor in South Carolina has come under fire for a Facebook rant in which she derided gay rights and marriage equality, and repeatedly referred to gays as "queers," using the term in a derogatory manner. [ Read more → ]
Austin McAfee, AP

Ole Miss students, football team disrupt ‘Laramie Project’ play with gay slurs

Thursday, October 3, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. -- An audience consisting of mostly University of Mississippi students, including an estimated 20 Ole Miss football players, disrupted the University's theater department production of “The Laramie Project” Tuesday night, heckling cast members and shouting anti-gay slurs. [ Read more → ]
William Sharer

N.M. state lawmaker compares gays to ‘whores,’ suggests they marry women

Thursday, August 29, 2013
A New Mexico state lawmaker has come under fire from LGBT advocates for a recent blog post in which he referred to gays as "whores" and suggested they should find local women to marry. [ Read more → ]
Twitter

Twitter faces possible lawsuit over trending anti-gay hashtags

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
A French gay rights group said on Monday it plans to file a law suit against Twitter for violating the country's hate speech laws following the emergence of the hashtag “#Gays must die,” which topped Twitter's "trending topics" over the weekend. [ Read more → ]
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CBS, ‘Big Brother’ airs contestants’ racist, ethnic, homophobic slurs

Monday, July 8, 2013
LOS ANGELES — CBS' “Big Brother” tackled the growing controversy surrounding some of its contestants head-on on Sunday’s episode, airing the controversial racist comments that had previously aired only on the show’s online live stream. [ Read more → ]
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