7th May 2014
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.
Leaflet distributed in Cambridgeshire claiming to ‘cure homosexuals of their disease’ 23
11:41 AM — A leaflet claiming gay men can be “cured” of their homosexuality is being distributed through Ely, Cambridgeshire.
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
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.
30th April 2014
New Zealand pastor: ‘Gays are going to hell unless they can be healed’ 30
3:31 PM — A church pastor in New Zealand has argued “gays are going to hell, and they can only avoid eternal damnation by being healed of their homosexuality”.
18th April 2014
US: Lesbian police chief fired by mayor who said: I’d rather have an alcoholic look after my child 33
7:22 PM — An openly gay chief of police has been fired by a South Carolina mayor who was caught saying he preferred alcoholics to gay people.
Mugabe: ‘Any diplomat who talks about homosexuality will be kicked out’ of Zimbabwe 50
4:25 PM — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe tells Europe to keep its “homosexual nonsense”.
10th April 2014
UKIP candidate who says gay sex is ‘disgusting’ and gays are ‘abnormal’ urged to stand down 27
10:54 AM — A UKIP prospective councillor who says gay sex is “disgusting” is facing calls to quit.
9th April 2014
UKIP candidate: Gay sex is ‘disgusting’ and gays are ‘abnormal’ 89
10:55 AM — A UKIP prospective councillor who said gay sex was "disgusting" also considers gay people to be “abnormal” because they are a minority.
1st April 2014
Police probe zoo owner who said: Equal marriage is abnormal, unnatural and makes me feel disgusted 45
1:42 PM — Police in Cumbria are investigating a zoo owner who published a series of homophobic remarks about the arrival of equal marriage on Facebook.
26th March 2014
London vicar: Gay couples have ‘perverted love’ and blessing them is ‘disrespectful to God’ 81
4:26 PM — A London vicar has slammed clergy for blessing gay couples, saying doing so is “disrespectful” to the Church of England, “unfaithful to Christ” and “ultimately confusing”.
25th March 2014
US: Students hold rally in support of teacher suspended for anti-gay rant 5
2:14 PM — A protest has taken place in support of a West Virginia science teacher suspended for making homophobic comments on Facebook.
21st March 2014
Ghanaian ex-deputy speaker: ‘Homosexuality is the new sodomy slave trade’ 71
1:25 PM — A former senior politician in Ghana says gay people are “sick” who need “psychotic” treatment and that "Africa must resist a new sodomy slave trade".
17th March 2014
Bodyguard of BNP leader Nick Griffin arrested over allegations of anti-gay abuse 1
10:52 AM — The bodyguard of BNP leader Nick Griffin has been arrested on suspicion of directing homophobic abuse at a woman near a party fundraiser in Merseyside.
14th March 2014
Ex-UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor to face Council investigation
3:24 PM — A former UKIP councillor who blamed flooding on equal marriage is to be formally investigated by officials.
12th March 2014
Brazilian footballer: It’s not ok for gay men to live together – but I’m not homophobic 23
4:21 PM — A Brazilian footballer, who says it’s not “ok” for gay people to live together, claims he’s not homophobic.
Australian psychologist fights for the right to ban gay sex 38
11:15 AM — An Australian psychologist says he will fight for the right to criminalise gay sex and to discriminate against gay people, having been disciplined for his views.