8th May 2014
Black UKIP candidate who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies party is racist 42
3:18 PM — A UKIP spokesman, who said gay people should not be allowed to adopt children and that it amounted to “abuse”, has been selected as a local candidate in Croydon.
Ugandan man charged with breaking anti-gay laws granted bail 2
1:20 PM — One of two men on trial for breaking Uganda’s anti-gay laws has been granted bail.
Republican politician: Gay men doing anal sex is like ‘taking a dump in your bed’ 71
12:49 PM — A Republican state representative in South Dakota, who last week wrote a letter warning of the dangers of anal sex, has now compared it to “taking a dump in your bed”
Alice Arnold: UKIP’s selection of ‘homophobe’ Roger Helmer personifies the party’s ‘extremism’ 8
11:43 AM — Broadcaster Alice Arnold says she’s deeply concerned by the homophobic views of UKIP’s Roger Helmer.
7th May 2014
UKIP’s Roger Helmer: ‘I’m not the anti-gay MEP and I would attend a gay wedding’ 92
7:09 PM — The UKIP candidate for the Newark by-election, Roger Helmer, insists he is not homophobic and has blamed his “traditional” upbringing for his infamous remarks.
Ugandan President’s visit to London hit by LGBT rights protest 20
6:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have staged a protest over the President of Uganda’s visit to London.
UK: Lesbian wins landmark baby battle with ex-partner 4
5:14 PM — A lesbian has won a landmark High Court ruling securing access to an infant following a bitter dispute with her ex-partner.
Interview: Jaiyah Saelua – the world’s first professional transgender footballer
3:05 PM — PinkNews speaks to transgender footballer Jaiyah Saelua who stars in Next Goal Wins - a documentary about the American Samoa national team's epic battle to restore belief in itself.
Graeme Le Saux: A gay footballer would not suffer the same abuse as Justin Fashanu 6
2:49 PM — Former England defender Graeme Le Saux tells PinkNews it’s wrong to assume an openly gay premiership footballer would face the same amount of homophobic abuse as Justin Fashanu.
Ugandan President who believes gays are ‘disgusting’ attends UK Government event 20
12:29 PM — Yoweri Museveni, who believes gay people are “disgusting”, has spoken at an event hosted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers pleads guilty to drug charges 3
11:20 AM — Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has pleaded guilty to drug possession, at Leeds Magistrates' Court.
UKIP MEP: Gays being ‘abnormal’ was a ‘peripheral comment’ 28
10:57 AM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has dismissed accusations of homophobia following his selection to contest the Newark by-election.
6th May 2014
UKIP MEP who said gays are ‘abnormal’ selected to fight Newark by-election 32
7:16 PM — UKIP has announced that MEP Roger Helmer, who just last week was at the centre of a homophobia row, will contest the Newark parliamentary by-election.
Liberal Party leader blasts UKIP candidate for linking homosexuality with ‘child abuse’ 4
6:10 PM — A UKIP local election candidate in Liverpool who said gay men are “ten times more likely to be child abusers" has been criticised by the leader of the Liberal Party.
Ex-Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh to appear in new Channel 4 gay drama
12:27 PM — Former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh is to appear in a new drama about the lives of a gay couple by Russell T Davies.
Alan Bennett: ‘I didn’t want to be labelled as gay’ 8
11:15 AM — Writer Alan Bennett says he didn't want to be “labelled” as a gay man for fear of it detracting from his artistic work.
UKIP candidate: ‘Homosexuals are ten times more likely than normal men to be child abusers’ 118
10:40 AM — A UKIP local election candidate in Liverpool has linked homosexuality to paedophilia.
2nd May 2014
Lesbian artist Maggi Hambling: ‘Slaves would be very handy, I wouldn’t mind a few’ 73
10:02 PM — Maggi Hambling has apologised for comments made last month to students where she made light of slavery.
Exclusive: Aviva apologises to gay customer for assuming they will be in a straight marriage 9
6:32 PM — Insurance company Aviva has apologised to a gay customer for assuming he would be in a heterosexual marriage at the point where he draws his pension.
UKIP candidate: ‘David Cameron is a gay loving nut case and homosexuality is an abomination’ 52
5:26 PM — A UKIP local election candidate who tweeted that homosexuality was an "abomination before God" and that David Cameron is a “gay loving nut case” faces suspension.