The newly-elected mayor of Doncaster has threatened to cut funding to the town’s Gay Pride event as part of his pledge to fight political correctness.
Peter Davies, of the English Democrats, said: “My policy on gays and lesbians is very simple.
“I don’t think councils should be spending money on them parading through town advertising their sexuality.”
Doncaster Pride said the event, which attracts up to 8,000 people, would still take place on 16 August.
A statement from the Doncaster Pride Committee said: “We believe everyone has a right to their opinion and if the newly elected mayor of Doncaster holds personal opinions about the staging of a Pride event in the borough we feel he is entitled to that view.