28th May 2014
Gay UKIP MEP slammed by charity for saying: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 22
12:01 PM — The director of Scotland’s Equality Network criticises UKIP MEP David Coburn for claiming “gay marriage breeds homophobia”.
Nigerian politician: Banning same-sex marriage was in the ‘national interest’ 18
11:00 AM — Banning same-sex marriage in Nigeria was in the “national interest”, a senior politician claims.
27th May 2014
Lord Ashcroft: The Tories need to apologise ‘for the way gay marriage was introduced’ 58
6:54 PM — Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft believes the leadership of the Tory party needs to offer a “sincere apology” for equal marriage if it’s to reconnect with its grassroots members.
Newly-elected UKIP councillor who said: ‘F**k the poofters’ suspended 9
5:58 PM — UKIP has suspended a councillor in Redditch who previously referred to gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts”.
US: Gay Republican slammed by colleague for coming out 10
5:21 PM — Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Fleck has been criticised by a fellow Republican over his 2012 decision to come out as gay.
Queen to release unheard tracks of Freddie Mercury by end of year 5
3:40 PM — Queen has confirmed plans to release a new album featuring previously unheard tracks sung by late frontman Freddie Mercury.
UKIP Councillor: I won’t attend equality training as it’s ‘indoctrination’ 78
3:09 PM — A UKIP councillor who earlier this year suggested shops should be allowed to refuse to serve women and gay people remains defiant.
Scotland: Drunk man admits to calling police officer ‘gay boy’ 7
2:05 PM — A man has admitted to using homophobic language at a police constable in Glasgow.
Poll: World backs gay footballers 4
1:03 PM — A survey of football fans from around the world shows widespread, majority support for any international player thinking about coming out as gay.
Tory blogger Tim Montgomerie: ‘I support gay marriage but most traditionalists are not homophobes’ 30
12:11 PM — Conservative blogger Tim Montgomerie says a failure to accommodate the views of “traditionalists” who oppose equal marriage has contributed to the rise of UKIP.
Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 123
11:00 AM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland claims same-sex marriage “breeds homophobia” and that civil partnerships “should be enough”.
26th May 2014
Anna Wintour joins Dorchester hotel boycott 3
6:38 PM — US Vogue Editor Anna Wintour is the latest figure to boycott a hotel chained owned by the Government of Brunei due to the country’s anti-gay laws.
Gay international development activist becomes Labour MEP for London 1
5:49 PM — Michael Cashman has congratulated Labour's newest gay MEP for London, Seb Dance.
Vice President of Lib Dems’ LGBT group loses MEP seat 5
4:10 PM — The Lib Dems are paying tribute to the Vice President of the party’s LGBT group, after she was among 10 Lib Dem MEPs to lose their seats.
Former chairman of LGBTory elected councillor 1
2:56 PM — Matthew Sephton, the former chairman of the Conservative Party’s LGBT campaign group, has succeeded in his bid to become a councillor in Trafford.
Labour’s Michael Cashman leaves European Parliament after 15 years 13
1:56 PM — Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, has retired as an MEP.
Tory anti-gay candidate fails to be elected in Newham 15
1:04 PM — A Tory candidate who believes Ofsted is seeking to impose a “homosexual agenda on schools” has failed to be elected in east London.
London: Gay former Tory mayor loses council seat
12:23 PM — The controversial political career of the self-described “King of Bling” came to an end on Friday.
Ex-England manager Terry Venables makes homophobic ‘woofters’ remark on Sky Sports 19
11:27 AM — A Sky Sports presenter has been forced to apologise on air after former England football manager Terry Venables appeared to make a homophobic joke.
23rd May 2014
Tory MP Crispin Blunt urges Theresa May not to deport Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
4:04 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has written to Home Secretary Theresa May over the plight of a lesbian asylum seeker.