17th December 2014
Ex-UKIP candidate behind ‘poofers’ and ‘Chinky bird’ comments likens it to ‘Only Fools and Horses’ 30
4:04 PM — Kerry Smith, who resigned from UKIP as a prospective parliamentary candidate for making homophobic and racist remarks, says his comments were no worse than the language in the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses.
15th December 2014
Listen: Friend of sacked UKIP candidate phones radio station to defend ‘poofter’ comments 23
7:13 PM — A friend of former UKIP candidate Kerry Smith has called a radio station to defend him from accusations of homophobia and racism.
14th December 2014
UKIP LGBT defies leadership to call for sacking of candidate after ‘poofters’ rant 42
5:24 PM — UKIP's LGBT wing has defied the party's leadership to call for the sacking of candidate Kerry Smith - after he ranted about "old poofters".
13th December 2014
Failed Massachusetts candidate: Homosexuality is worse than mass murder 38
2:27 PM — An anti-gay activist who ran to be the Governor of Massachusetts has claimed that homosexuality is worse than mass murder.
12th December 2014
Sun columnist apologises for ‘joke’ about blind transgender Labour candidate 13
12:46 PM — Sun columnist Rod Liddle has apologised for asking how a blind, trans Labour Parliamentary Candidate knew "she was the wrong sex".
Nigel Farage might not like what UKIP’s founder has to say about him 20
11:28 AM — The founder of the UK Independence Party Alan Sked has claimed the party is now motivated by homophobia and racism.
9th December 2014
Interview: Labour Parliamentary Candidate Emily Brothers comes out as transgender 4
12:29 PM — PinkNews talks to Emily Brothers, the first openly transgender Parliamentary Candidate to come out of their own accord and stand for one of the major political parties in the UK.
EXCLUSIVE: Labour Parliamentary Candidate comes out as transgender 17
12:01 AM — PinkNews Exclusive In a rare move, a British Parliamentary Candidate has come out as transgender, in an interview with PinkNews.
8th December 2014
UKIP suspends general secretary Roger Bird for ‘alleged impropriety’ 9
5:49 PM — UKIP has suspended its general secretary Roger Bird - who defended the party from claims of homophobia - over allegations of 'impropriety'.
2nd December 2014
UKIP denies tweeting that World AIDS Day is a ‘reminder’ to ‘tighten our borders’ 53
12:36 PM — UKIP is in complete confusion over a Twitter account that claimed to represent its Cheltenham branch and said World AIDS Day was a "reminder" for Britain to "tighten" its borders.
25th November 2014
Ex-Telegraph editor: David Cameron was ‘wounded politically’ by same-sex marriage 27
4:30 PM — Charles Moore, former editor of The Daily Telegraph, has blamed the rise of UKIP among traditionally Conservative voters, in part, on David Cameron's backing of same-sex marriage.
20th November 2014
Is Mark Reckless about to become UKIP’s second elected MP? 13
1:04 PM — Voters are heading to the polls in the Rochester and Strood by-election, where UKIP’s Mark Reckless hopes to become the party’s second elected MP.
4th November 2014
Frankie Boyle: Nigel Farage would look like ‘a gay Dr Who’ as a Nazi 22
11:18 AM — Controversial comedian Frankie Boyle has mocked Nigel Farage’s appearance.
3rd November 2014
US: Republican Carl DeMaio hit with more sexual harassment claims 2
1:07 PM — Republican Carl DeMaio - who was on track to become the party's first ever openly gay congressman - has been hit with allegations of sexual harassment from a second man.
1st November 2014
Red Cross drops volunteer who held one-man protest against same-sex marriage 34
12:35 PM — The British Red Cross has dismissed a Wakefield volunteer who held a one-man protest on the day same-sex weddings began.
30th October 2014
Stonewall slams gay UKIP MEP over ‘equality Nazis’ jibe 20
6:30 PM — Britain’s largest gay rights charity has criticised UKIP MEP David Coburn for branding the supporters of same-sex marriage “equality Nazis”.
Gay UKIP MEP: Gay marriage is ‘false bollocks’ by ‘equality Nazis’ for ‘queens’ 151
3:25 PM — UKIP MEP David Coburn says same-sex marriage supporters are "equality Nazis".
23rd October 2014
‘Total bollocks’ that I’m defecting to UKIP, says Tory MP Conor Burns 1
4:06 PM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says suggestions of him defecting to UKIP are "total bollocks".
22nd October 2014
UKIP supporting Brighton binman accused of anti-gay sea shanty loses dismissal claim 13
3:14 PM — A Brighton binman accused of writing anti-gay comments on a staff poster and of changing the words of a sea shanty to make a homophobic joke about a poop deck has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.
21st October 2014
UKIP spokesman who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies UKIP Calypso is racist 17
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.