LGBT* in UKIP Gatecrashes Pride

800px-Pride_in_London_2013_-_211Pride in London is courting controversy once again, by allowing UKIP to march in the Parade that was held in the West End on Saturday.

UKIP, a far-right political party whose members have been outspoken in their racism and homophobia, had their application to march in the parade controversially turned down by the Pride in London committee following an outcry by the LGBT community. The committee insisted the decision was not made on political grounds but in the name of safety.

In December, Kerry Smith, standing for UKIP South Basildon and East Thurrock resigned from his candidacy after calling gay people ‘fucking disgusting old poofters’. In February the group UKIP Christian Soldiers, authorised by UKIP HQ circulated leaflets that claimed educating school children on LGBT issues was ‘sexual grooming’.

Approximately 15 LGBT* in UKIP activists – who had not paid the fee required to take part in the parade,… Continue reading

You Didn't Hear it from Us 13/6/15

Laverne_Cox_at_Paley_Fest_Orange_Is_The_New_BlackHere’s a round-up of some of the news, blogs posts and comment we missed this week.


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UKIP councillor brands bis "part-time homosexuals"

Samuel Fletcher

Samuel Fletcher

Samuel Fletcher, town councillor for Bracken Bank and Ingrow Ward in Keighley, told his Facebook friends yesterday that he thinks that both bisexual and transsexual people are “part-time homosexuals”.
 reported that he elaborated on this theory by adding that

a bisexual person is homosexual, it’s just that they’re, if you will, a part-time homosexual who can also be a heterosexual

while members of the trans community “changed their own sexuality [sic] to appeal to appeal to members of the opposite sex”.

Here is the full exchange from his facebook page:

Samuel Fletcher's Facebook Rant

Samuel Fletcher’s Facebook Rant

All those years we’ve been searching for a perfect way to explain bisexuality to people who don’t quite get it, and here it is – at last.

Oh. Dear.