29th December 2014
Gay UKIP politician to stand for Parliament against Alex Salmond 46
6:17 PM — UKIP's only openly gay MEP has revealed that he plans to stand against former SNP leader Alex Salmond when he runs for Parliament.
UKIP candidate poses with Polish far-right leader 10
1:58 PM — A UKIP parliamentary candidate has been photographed with a far-right Polish leader described by Nigel Farage as "utterly reprehensible."
28th December 2014
UKIP MP Douglas Carswell: Party shouldn’t tolerate ‘pejorative’ comments 24
2:55 PM — UKIP's first elected MP Douglas Carswell has called for his party to be less tolerant of racist and homophobic comments.
26th December 2014
UKIP local Chairman: ‘I obviously regret’ joining the National Front 318
1:13 PM — UKIP's Martyn Heale says he regrets being a member of the National Front in the 1970s.
24th December 2014
Can you guess which party’s voters don’t think ‘poofter’ is offensive? 24
11:02 AM — UKIP voters are the least likely to find the word "poofter" offensive, a poll has found.
23rd December 2014
UKIP’s Roger Bird to quit as general secretary 1
4:19 PM — UKIP has cleared its General Secretary Roger Bird after a sexual harassment allegation but says he will leave his post early by mutual consent.
Waitrose donated community fund to event run by café owner who preached anti-gay hatred in Uganda 17
12:59 PM — Supermarket chain Waitrose has given a share of its Community Matters fund to a Cambridgeshire café owner who preached anti-gay hatred in Uganda.
18th December 2014
UK: Minister who said she won’t preach ‘anti-gay message’ in Uganda rallied against gay marriage 20
7:30 PM — A Baptist Union minister who said she had no intentions of preaching any “anti-gay message” at a Ugandan religious rally previously urged Christians to lobby against same-sex marriage.
US: Anti-vaccine group claims vaccines can turn children gay 16
1:11 PM — An American anti-vaccine group is claiming that parents who vaccinate their children face the possibility of their children becoming gay.
17th December 2014
Ex-UKIP candidate behind ‘poofers’ and ‘Chinky bird’ comments likens it to ‘Only Fools and Horses’ 35
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.
16th December 2014
Evangelical Alliance: Evangelicals are not ‘homophobic, judgmental women-haters’ 33
12:07 PM — Evangelical Christians have been caricatured into appearing as homophobic, a director of Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
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".
12th December 2014
Nigel Farage might not like what UKIP’s founder has to say about him 21
11:28 AM — The founder of the UK Independence Party Alan Sked has claimed the party is now motivated by homophobia and racism.
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.
27th November 2014
Charity slams ex-UKIP president for saying HIV is the ‘wages’ of gay promiscuity 25
1:23 PM — Former UKIP deputy leader Lord Christopher Monckton has been branded as “living on another planet” by Terrence Higgins Trust for suggesting that HIV is the “wages” of gay promiscuity.
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.
13th November 2014
Humanists complain to Ofsted over Jewish school that brands being gay against its ‘ethos’ 21
6:20 PM — The BHA has complained to Ofsted about an east London Jewish school that advises pupils to ignore exam questions on evolution, and considers evolution, same-sex relationships and social media to go against its ethos.