20th January 2014
Nigel Farage: It’s fine to have ‘barmy’ views on gay marriage in UKIP but please follow party rules 6
5:40 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he took action against a UKIP councillor in Oxfordshire because he ignored requests to stop talking to the media about his "barmy" views on same-sex marriage.
Newly appointed Spanish cardinal: Homosexuality is a ‘deficiency’ that can be cured 37
3:53 PM — A new Spanish cardinal appointed by Pope Francis has begun his tenure by describing homosexuality as a deficiency and suggesting the need for gay people to undergo corrective treatment.
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.
17th January 2014
College where lecturer compared gays to Nazis ‘delighted’ to be on Stonewall’s equality index 13
5:40 PM — Newham College, which previously employed homophobic lecturer Dr Mark Walcott, says it's "delighted" to have been named one of Britain's top gay employers by Stonewall.
Stonewall names college with lecturer who compared gays to Nazis as a top gay employer 14
2:22 PM — Stonewall has defended placing Newham College in a list of Britain’s top gay friendly employers, even though the college’s principal was recently forced to step down due to the homophobic remarks of disgraced lecturer Dr Mark Walcott.
15th January 2014
Ofcom: Evander Holyfield’s anti-gay remarks cause most complaints for series so far 3
11:22 AM — Evander Holyfield’s anti-gay remarks on Celebrity Big Brother have so far attracted 98 complaints to Ofcom.
14th January 2014
Russell Brand accused of homophobia after saying: ‘Shut up you Harry Potter poofs’ 89
12:19 PM — Russell Brand is facing calls to apologise after he used a homophobic slur during an address at the Cambridge Students' Union.
10th January 2014
Footballer Robbie Rogers: I was left ‘scarred’ by homophobic language at school 3
4:43 PM — US footballer Robbie Rogers says he was left “scarred” hearing homophobic language at school, meaning he felt unable to be open about his sexuality until last year.
8th January 2014
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens urges Putin to ban homosexuality 39
11:32 AM — A Russian sitcom actor, who had previously proposed burning all gay people alive in an oven, has written an open letter to President Vladimir Putin, urging him to restore a Soviet-era law banning homosexuality.
7th January 2014
Rapper Dappy warned for using ‘bent’ in Celebrity Big Brother penis conversation 12
6:33 PM — Producers of Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother have reprimanded N-Dubz rapper Dappy for using the homophobic slur 'bent'.
Comment: Why aren’t we laughing off views like Evander Holyfield’s? 97
4:01 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, former Associate Editor of Gay Times, Richard Smith, says the reaction to Evander Holyfield’s homophobic remarks on Celebrity Big Brother shows “the gay public realm has been hijacked by new puritans - bullies, censors, bores.”
Australia: Anti-gay senator accused of having ‘obsession’ with gay people 9
3:44 PM — Australian Liberal Party Senator Cory Bernardi has been described as being obsessed with gay people due to his outspoken homophobic views.
Ewin Holyfield: My dad isn’t homophobic but he thinks ‘being gay is a choice’ 56
11:02 AM — The son of Celebrity Big Brother housemate Evander Holyfield has spoken out to defend his father, after the former boxer made homophobic remarks on the show.
6th January 2014
Ofcom is ‘currently assessing’ Evander Holyfield’s anti-gay remarks on Celebrity Big Brother 16
4:49 PM — Ofcom has confirmed it's "currently assessing" Evander Holyfield's 'gay ain't normal' comments on Celebrity Big Brother, following several complaints from viewers.
Comment: The FA has a serious job of building trust with LGBT people 8
12:29 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts says the FA owes the LGBT community an apology for appointing Michael Johnson to its Inclusion Advisory Board - because of the ex-footballer's previous anti-gay comments.
UKIP Councillor who was ‘baffled’ by lesbians and ‘queers’ says he respects ‘lifestyle choice’ 50
11:23 AM — A UK Independence Party councillor in West Yorkshire who was “baffled” by Britain’s social acceptance of homosexuality and said that he found “female homosexuality” even stranger – denies accusations of homophobia.
Former boxer Evander Holyfield tells Big Brother House: ‘Being gay ‘ain’t normal’ 81
10:42 AM — Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is facing a backlash from Celebrity Big Brother viewers after saying that being gay "ain't normal".
3rd January 2014
Comment: FA appointing player who said gays are ‘detestable’ shows we have a long road to equality 8
5:59 PM — The Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, Ed Fordham, writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how the appointment of Michael Johnson as the FA's new equality adviser - despite previously making homophobic comments - shows the path to full LGBT equality has a long way to travel.
Bournemouth fan evicted for making anti-gay chants during Brighton match 4
1:59 PM — A Bournemouth football fan ended up being evicted from Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium due to alleged homophobic chanting.
UKIP Councillor admits to using wrong sized condoms and being ‘baffled’ by lesbians 103
12:08 PM — A UK Independence Party councillor in West Yorkshire is “baffled” by Britain’s social acceptance of homosexuality and says that he finds “female homosexuality” even stranger, whilst also going into great detail about his sex life.