7th May 2014
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.
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.
Three Hampshire police officers sacked over homophobic bullying 12
1:23 PM — Three police officers have been dismissed over "extremely serious" allegations of homophobic and sexist bullying.
Natalie Cassidy: I was ‘naive’ to quit Eastenders over lesbian storyline 13
12:18 PM — Eastenders actress Natalie Cassidy has admitted she was 'naive' to quit the soap after her character was involved in a lesbian storyline.
1st May 2014
Brighton and Hove Albion praises Nottingham Forest for stance against homophobia 1
5:43 PM — Brighton & Hove Albion have praised Nottingham Forest for guarding against homophobic abuse – ahead of Saturday’s key clash against the two clubs.
UK: Two men jailed for throwing gay man in river, calling him ‘queer’ 23
4:26 PM — Two men have been jailed for attacking a 36-year-old gay man and throwing him in the River Humber.
Home Office Minister Norman Baker: We are making significant progress in the battle against hate crime 4
2:00 PM — The Coalition is making significant progress in the battle against hate crime, Lib Dem minister Norman Baker says.
Exclusive: UKIP leaflet accuses Westminster politicians of English genocide 24
1:07 PM — PinkNews can exclusively reveal that extremist leaflets from a Christian UKIP group were handed out at the party’s March conference.
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.