21st October 2014
UKIP spokesman who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies UKIP Calypso is racist 16
12:41 PM — UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie, who believes gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, has defended BBC DJ Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso song from accusations of racism.
BBC DJ who banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood denies UKIP song is racist 16
11:23 AM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who famously banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic anthem “Relax”, denies his UKIP Calypso song is racist.
15th October 2014
UKIP deselects candidate over ‘cruelty to sheep’ 88
7:16 PM — UKIP, which has stood by members who made homophobic statements, has deselected a candidate over cruelty to sheep.
14th October 2014
Tory MP: UKIP risks encouraging homophobia and racism in Britain 41
2:45 PM — Sarah Wollaston has condemned Nigel Farage’s remarks that migrants living with HIV should not be allowed to enter Britain and warns UKIP is "enabling" people to express "homophobic or racist sentiments".
UKIP deputy leader: ‘We face problems caused by migrants with HIV’ 37
12:51 PM — UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall has defended Nigel Farage’s remarks that migrants living with HIV should not be allowed to enter Britain.
Tory MP Conor Burns: I’m not defecting to UKIP
11:17 AM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says he’s not defecting to UKIP, despite a “good chat” with Nigel Farage.
12th October 2014
US: Protests disrupt gay Republican’s fundraiser over sexual harassment claims
12:51 PM — A group of protesters attempted to disrupt a fundraiser for gay Republican candidate Carl DeMaio, who is accused of sexually harassing a male staffer.
11th October 2014
US: Gay Republican Carl DeMaio hit with sexual harassment claims 5
11:27 AM — Republican Carl DeMaio, who was on course to become his party's first openly gay congressman, has been accused of sexually harassing a male staffer.
10th October 2014
UKIP narrowly loses Heywood and Middleton by-election 12
3:11 AM — UKIP has narrowly lost a by-election in the Labour seat of Heywood and Middleton.
Douglas Carswell becomes UKIP’s first elected MP 34
2:59 AM — UKIP's Douglas Carswell has become the party's first elected MP, following the Clacton by-election.
31st August 2014
Brazil: Presidential hopeful drops ‘mistaken’ same-sex marriage pledge 12
12:50 PM — A Presidential hopeful in Brazil has dropped a pledge to defend same-sex marriage, and claims it was included in her manifesto by mistake.
28th August 2014
Did anti-gay marriage MP Douglas Carswell tread on some UKIP toes already? 20
6:02 PM — Despite announcing his defection from the Tories to UKIP earlier today, Douglas Carswell may not be able to stand for re-election at a by-election, as the current UKIP candidate says he is staying put.
21st August 2014
US poll: 68% of Republicans would support a gay candidate 5
1:33 PM — A poll has found that 68% of supporters of the Republican party would support a gay candidate.
2nd August 2014
Australia: Liberal candidate resigns after claiming ‘shirts are for faggots’ 13
12:51 PM — A Liberal party candidate in Australia has resigned, after it had emerged that he posted a series of homophobic tweets.
28th July 2014
US: Out gay politician to run for Chicago mayor in 2015
7:36 PM — Dennis Sneyers, an out gay politician from Illinois, has announced plans to run for mayor of Chicago in 2015.
12th July 2014
US: Republican Senator who supports same-sex marriage hints at Presidential run 5
3:15 PM — Republican Senator Rob Portman - who supports same-sex marriage - has hinted that he will run for President.
21st June 2014
US: Newly-out Democrat leads Maine Pride parade 2
7:38 PM — A Maine Democrat who came out as gay last year has marshalled the state's biggest Pride parade for the first time.
20th June 2014
Former Montana Governor: Men from the South set off my gaydar 3
5:18 PM — The former Democratic Governor of Montana has said that he often mistakes Southern men for gays, because they are both "a little effeminate".
Rick Santorum: Same-sex marriage hurts the economy by destroying families 12
4:28 PM — Failed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has claimed that same-sex marriage would hurt the economy.
12th June 2014
US: Trans candidate wins Nevada Republican primary 6
8:28 PM — A trans candidate has won a Republican primary, clearing her way to run for the state Assembly.