25th June 2014
Journalist: Opponents of equal marriage are not ‘un-British extremists’ 72
3:35 PM — Social conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage risk being unfairly demonised, Muslim campaigner and journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah claims.
12th June 2014
Texas Governor compares homosexuality to alcoholism 27
12:48 PM — Texas Governor Rick Perry has suggested people can ‘choose’ to be gay in the same way you can ‘choose’ not to be an alcoholic.
New UN General Assembly President: Homosexual behaviour should be kept behind closed doors 33
11:58 AM — Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has been elected President of the United Nations General Assembly.
6th June 2014
UKIP MEP Diane James: Many voters will share Roger Helmer’s anti-gay views 52
4:04 PM — UKIP MEP Diane James has dismissed criticism of fellow UKIP MEP Roger Helmer’s views about homosexuality.
5th June 2014
Ex-UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ resigns 15
1:55 PM — A former UKIP councillor who described gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts” has resigned.
27th May 2014
Newly-elected UKIP councillor who said: ‘F**k the poofters’ suspended 9
5:58 PM — UKIP has suspended a councillor in Redditch who previously referred to gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts”.
UKIP Councillor: I won’t attend equality training as it’s ‘indoctrination’ 78
3:09 PM — A UKIP councillor who earlier this year suggested shops should be allowed to refuse to serve women and gay people remains defiant.
22nd May 2014
UKIP candidate: Gays will stop marrying because they are ‘promiscuous prisoners’ 50
2:24 PM — A UKIP candidate who believes gay people are "promiscuous” and resemble “prisoners who need freedom” will not face disciplinary action.
21st May 2014
London Tory candidate: Ofsted is imposing a ‘homosexual agenda on schools’ 36
2:39 PM — A Tory candidate has been criticised by the party’s LGBT group for claiming that Ofsted is seeking to impose a “homosexual agenda”.
9th May 2014
David Cameron blasts UKIP donor who claimed gay people are incapable of love 10
5:51 PM — A UKIP donor, who claimed gay people are incapable of love and that wives cannot be raped by their husbands, has been criticised by David Cameron.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: ‘You guys in the media are obsessed with sexuality’ 28
11:06 AM — UKIP’s candidate for the Newark by-election has accused the media of being “obsessed with sexuality”, after he was challenged about his opinions on homosexuality.
8th May 2014
Black UKIP candidate who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies party is racist 42
3:18 PM — A UKIP spokesman, who said gay people should not be allowed to adopt children and that it amounted to “abuse”, has been selected as a local candidate in Croydon.
Republican politician: Gay men doing anal sex is like ‘taking a dump in your bed’ 71
12:49 PM — A Republican state representative in South Dakota, who last week wrote a letter warning of the dangers of anal sex, has now compared it to “taking a dump in your bed”
7th May 2014
UKIP’s Roger Helmer: ‘I’m not the anti-gay MEP and I would attend a gay wedding’ 92
7:09 PM — The UKIP candidate for the Newark by-election, Roger Helmer, insists he is not homophobic and has blamed his “traditional” upbringing for his infamous remarks.
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.
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.
1st May 2014
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: ‘Homosexuality is not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect’ 38
11:08 AM — The rift between The Sun and UKIP MEP Roger Helmer shows no sign of ending, with the paper defending its decision to brand him a “bigot” for his views on homosexuality.