9th May 2014
UK: Traveller fined for calling police officer ‘a gay boy’ 11
4:17 PM — A traveller who unleashed a torrent of homophobic abuse at a police officer has pleaded guilty in Kent.
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.
Alice Arnold: UKIP’s selection of ‘homophobe’ Roger Helmer personifies the party’s ‘extremism’ 8
11:43 AM — Broadcaster Alice Arnold says she’s deeply concerned by the homophobic views of UKIP’s Roger Helmer.
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.
Ugandan President’s visit to London hit by LGBT rights protest 20
6:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have staged a protest over the President of Uganda’s visit to London.
UK: Lesbian wins landmark baby battle with ex-partner 4
5:14 PM — A lesbian has won a landmark High Court ruling securing access to an infant following a bitter dispute with her ex-partner.
Graeme Le Saux: A gay footballer would not suffer the same abuse as Justin Fashanu 6
2:49 PM — Former England defender Graeme Le Saux tells PinkNews it’s wrong to assume an openly gay premiership footballer would face the same amount of homophobic abuse as Justin Fashanu.
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers pleads guilty to drug charges 3
11:20 AM — Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has pleaded guilty to drug possession, at Leeds Magistrates' Court.
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.
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.
4th May 2014
UK: Tory candidate quits party over homophobic, anti-Muslim tweets 10
12:15 PM — A Tory local election candidate has stood down from the party, after it was revealed he had retweeted a series of homophobic and anti-Muslim messages.
3rd May 2014
UKIP candidate who called David Cameron a ‘gay loving nutcase’ suspended 2
7:11 PM — A UKIP candidate who labelled David Cameron a "gay loving nut case" and claimed that God "hates" homosexuality has been suspended by the party.
Nigel Farage: Establishment singled out UKIP candidate who called David Cameron a gay loving nutcase 108
3:32 PM — Nigel Farage has complained the establishment are "singling out" UKIP members, after UKIP candidate Harry Perry labelled David Cameron a "gay loving nut case" and claimed that God "hates" homosexuality.
2nd May 2014
Lesbian artist Maggi Hambling: ‘Slaves would be very handy, I wouldn’t mind a few’ 73
10:02 PM — Maggi Hambling has apologised for comments made last month to students where she made light of slavery.
UK: Bristol Tories choose new mayor, after councillor ‘disturbed’ by Ian McKellen school visit withdraws 18
6:53 PM — Bristol's Tory group has nominated another candidate for Lord Mayor, after councillor Chris Windows, who was embroiled in a homophobia row, removed himself from the running.
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.
Study: Two thirds of gay teens have considered suicide, while 80% are bullied 7
2:49 PM — A new study has revealed two thirds of gay teens say they have contemplated suicide, with 80% bullied because of their sexuality.