20th January 2014
Tory Vice Chair: Good that UKIP ditched ‘gay marriage floods’ councillor but how many share his views? 17
2:07 PM — The Vice Chair of the Conservative Party Michael Fabricant, has commended the decision by UKIP to suspend a councillor who said same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK and compared abortions to the deaths of Jewish people in the Holocaust.
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".
Canada punishes Nigerian President for signing anti-gay law by cancelling state visit 15
11:10 AM — Canada has cancelled a scheduled state visit following Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan's decision to approve a draconian anti-gay bill.
UKIP’s ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor wasn’t news when he was a Tory, says Farage 25
10:49 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has accused the media of unfairly highlighting the views of one of its councillors who claimed that allowing gay couples to marry would lead to flooding and that the Prime Minister ignored his warning.
19th January 2014
UKIP Chair: ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor’s views on weather contrary to UKIP principles 4
7:27 PM — The Chairman of UKIP in the South East of England, Roger Bird has said that the views expressed by UKIP councillor David Silvester on the weather were contrary to the core principles of the party.
There are warning of gays in Viking, Forties and Bongo Bongo Land: Listen to UKIP’s Shipping Forecast 27
6:38 PM — Following the claims that same-sex marriage caused the UK's storms, made by now suspended UKIP councillor David Silvester, the internet has hit back.
UKIP suspends ‘gay marriage caused storms’ councillor who today compared abortion laws to Holocaust 41
3:49 PM — UKIP has suspended its councillor David Silvester, who claimed that the floods to have hit the UK in December and January were caused by same-sex marriage and that homosexuality can be cured by Christian prayer.
UKIP LGBT group that opposed equal marriage law attacks ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor 34
3:12 PM — UKIP's LGBT group has written an open letter, to its party councillor who claimed that same-sex marriage caused floods to hit parts of the UK over December and January. During the debates and votes on same-sex marriage in England and Wales, the UKIP LGBTQ group opposed same-sex marriage on the grounds of religious freedom.
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."
UKIP’s ‘gay marriage caused floods’ politician now says homosexuality can be cured through prayer 48
1:49 PM — David Silvester, a UKIP councillor for Henley on Thames who yesterday PinkNews revealed believed that the recent floods to hit the UK were caused by God to punish David Cameron for making same-sex marriage legal, has now claimed that homosexuality can be cured through Christian prayer.
US TV star who claimed ‘gays don’t belong on television’ says comment was taken out of context 13
1:48 PM — Juan Pablo Galavis, the US TV star who caused a stir recently after saying he didn't think gay people should be seen on television because they are "more pervert," has apologised, saying his comment was meant to imply that gay people are "more affectionate and intense."
UKIP chair accused of bigotry after saying Glasgow Council is for ‘gays, Catholics, communists’ 18
1:20 PM — Arthur Misty Thackeray, the acting chair of UKIP in Scotland, has come under fire recently after it emerged he had published a series of anti-gay and Islamophobic posts on Facebook, including comments that the Glasgow City Council stood for "gays, Catholics, communists."
Russia: Putin denies homophobia in anti-gay laws – ‘I myself know some people who are gay’ 22
12:33 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has once more denied gay people are unwelcome at the Sochi Winter Olympics over anti-gay laws in the country, saying he is not prejudiced as he is on "friendly terms" with several people who are gay.
18th January 2014
Russia: Gay protester detained for unfurling rainbow flag during Olympic torch relay 28
6:49 PM — A Russian gay protester was detained today for revealing a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay.
US TV star: ‘Gays don’t belong on television, they’re more pervert’ 39
5:57 PM — A star of US television series 'The Bachelor', has caused a stir by saying he didn't think gay people should be seen on television because it's "too hard".
Civil liberties group to sue Utah over decision not to recognise same-sex marriages
5:50 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), based in Utah is to file a lawsuit against the state because it refused to recognise same-sex marriages.
UKIP politician: David Cameron to blame for floods because he made gay marriage legal 102
12:38 PM — David Silvester, a UKIP councillor for Henley on Thames has claimed that he warned David Cameron that allowing gay couples to marry would lead to flooding and that the Prime Minister ignored him.
17th January 2014
Court told that Mail on Sunday probed Chris Huhne over ‘liaisons with men’ and crabs infection 11
11:40 PM — A court heard on Friday that a journalist with the Mail on Sunday approached a part-time judge and barrister and heard claims that disgraced MP Chris Huhne had "liaisons with men".
US politician: ‘Homosexuality is not a civil right, it’s a human wrong’ 59
7:36 PM — A Representative in the US state of Oklahoma has said homosexuality is not a civil right but "a human wrong", and that it is a lie to say people are born gay.
Arrests of people perceived to be gay spread across Nigeria 11
7:22 PM — Following the passage of a law which further criminalises homosexuality in Nigeria, gay rights activists have said that the number of arrests is rapidly increasing across the country.