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
Portsmouth Pride to return in 2015 after 12-year absence 5
4:13 PM — After an absence of more than a decade, Pride is set to return to Portsmouth next year, organisers have announced.
Birmingham: LGBT charity gets new sexual health services contract
2:22 PM — An LGBT charity in Birmingham is set to deliver new sexual health services for the city’s LGBT community.
15th December 2014
Charities slam government plans to cut HIV prevention budget by 50 percent 14
7:39 PM — The British government is planning to halve the funding it provides for HIV prevention in England next year.
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.
A 9-year-old girl gave this heartfelt letter to her teacher after he came out as gay 56
3:34 PM — A 9-year-old girl has written a touching letter to her teacher, after he revealed he was gay during a lesson on homophobic bullying.
UKIP election official: I spend half my time weeding out the lunatics 26
11:57 AM — UKIP's long-suffering elections official has complained that he spends half his time trying to make sure 'lunatics' aren't running as candidates.
14th December 2014
What UKIP’s founder thinks of Farage, and 6 other stories you’ll want to read
8:25 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Benjy the ‘gay’ bull arrives at animal sanctuary after rescue from slaughter 3
6:45 PM — A gay bull who was rescued from slaughter by the co-creator of the Simpsons has arrived at an animal sanctuary in Norwich.
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".
10 reasons to be worried the DUP might hold the balance of power in Westminster 54
4:14 PM — Projections show the UK could be heading towards another hung parliament in 2015 - and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party might end up with the balance of power.
UKIP’s Patrick O’Flynn: Candidate who ranted about poofters is not ‘seriously homophobic’ 18
1:10 PM — UKIP MEP Patrick O'Flynn has claimed that candidate Kerry Smith, who was caught on tape making a string of anti-gay comments, is not "seriously homophobic".
UKIP candidate caught ranting about ‘f***ing disgusting old poofters’ 19
12:04 PM — A UKIP parliamentary candidate has been caught on tape ranting about disgusting "poofters" and "shooting peasants".
13th December 2014
Sir Elton John to marry David Furnish next week in ‘low-key’ ceremony 3
7:19 PM — Sir Elton John is expected to marry his partner David Furnish next week, in a "small and intimate" ceremony.
Tory peer who gave powerful same-sex marriage speech becomes first to retire 7
4:18 PM — An elderly Tory peer who gave a moving speech in support of same-sex marriage will make history as the first member of the House of Lords to publicly retire.
UKIP kicked out of London offices after HIV activists dump horse s**t outside 72
3:43 PM — UKIP has been kicked out its offices in Croydon, after a group of HIV activists dumped a pile of horse manure outside on World AIDS Day.
17,000 call on The Sun to apologise for ‘joke’ about blind transgender candidate 14
1:19 PM — Over 17,000 people have signed a petition calling on The Sun to apologise for publishing a column asking how a blind, transgender Labour candidate knew “she was the wrong sex”.
Fiancé pays tribute to gay doctor who killed himself after mother told him to seek ‘cure’ 4
12:25 PM — The partner of a man who took his own life this year after coming out to his mother has set up a foundation in his honour.
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 21
11:28 AM — The founder of the UK Independence Party Alan Sked has claimed the party is now motivated by homophobia and racism.