7th May 2014
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.
Nigel Farage: UKIP should ‘possibly not’ be taking money from a man who says gays are incapable of love 8
2:30 PM — Nigel Farage has said his party should “possibly not” be taking money from a donor who believes gay people are incapable of love and who claims that it is not possible for husbands to rape wives.
French lesbian couple told they cannot adopt child – despite biological link 2
1:20 PM — A lesbian couple in France have been barred from adopting a child – despite one of them being its birth mother.
BBC 5 Live presenter: ‘Gay is the new defence for Jamaicans who want to stay in Britain’ 16
11:34 AM — BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Dotun Adebayo has suggested that Jamaicans who face deportation should claim to be gay in order to remain in Britain.
1st May 2014
Scottish Govt denounces Russian homophobia after Alex Salmond praises Putin 12
7:11 PM — Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has been criticised for making favourable comments towards Vladimir Putin.
UK: Two men jailed for throwing gay man in river, calling him ‘queer’ 23
4:26 PM — Two men have been jailed for attacking a 36-year-old gay man and throwing him in the River Humber.
Home Office Minister Norman Baker: We are making significant progress in the battle against hate crime 4
2:00 PM — The Coalition is making significant progress in the battle against hate crime, Lib Dem minister Norman Baker says.
Exclusive: UKIP leaflet accuses Westminster politicians of English genocide 24
1:07 PM — PinkNews can exclusively reveal that extremist leaflets from a Christian UKIP group were handed out at the party’s March conference.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: ‘Homosexuality is not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect’ 38
11:08 AM — The rift between The Sun and UKIP MEP Roger Helmer shows no sign of ending, with the paper defending its decision to brand him a “bigot” for his views on homosexuality.
30th April 2014
UKIP donor: Gay people are incapable of love and wives cannot be raped by their husbands 58
7:20 PM — A UKIP donor says gay people are incapable of love, believes women should be banned from wearing trousers, and has warped views about rape.
Australian gay former news anchor dies of pancreatic cancer
6:10 PM — One of Australia’s most recognisable news broadcasters has died just months after coming out as gay.