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UKIP Yorkshire secretary asks ‘What are LGBT people?’

Naith Payton May 2, 2015
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A broadcast journalism student received a surprising email after inviting a local UKIP representative to speak on her radio show.

Leeds University student Charlie Smith emailed UKIP’s Yorkshire regional secretary Peter Morgan to invite him onto her programme, The LGBT Show.

After several attempts to contact him, he eventually emailed back to ask “Can you please tell me what are lgbt people?”

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Ms Smith told The Tab: “It’s unbelievable that, in 2015, somebody who works for such a well-known political party cannot know what LGBT means.

“And even if he didn’t know what it meant, it only takes two seconds to Google what it means – the fact he didn’t even have two seconds to Google its meaning is pretty upsetting for a young LGBT person like myself.

“When I first opened it, I thought ‘surely this must be some sort of awful joke?’ but it wasn’t.”

According to the  UKIP Yorkshire website, Mr Morgan used to be a Conservative before joining UKIP. The site says: “Peter has been a member of UKIP for seven years.

“He joined the Leeds Branch and after a short while was appointed Branch Secretary, a position he still holds today.

“He joined UKIP because in his opinion the Party is the only one that speaks Common Sense.”

UKIP has frequently come under fire for its members and candidates attitudes towards LGBT people.

 

Related topics: anti-gay marriage, anti-gay views, anti-same-sex marriage, candidate, Conservative Party, election, equal marriage, Gay rights, General Election 2015, homophobic views, LGBT rights, Nigel Farage, tories, uk independence party, UKIP, UKIP leader Nigel Farage

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