Ethan Stables, the man accused of planning to attack an LGBT PRIDE event at the New Empire pub in Barrow, Cumbria,. has told a jury at Leeds Crown Court that he is actually bisexual.
Stables made the shocking revelation after a jury saw a video of him saying ‘gays look nicer on fire’ as he burned a rainbow flag. However he said that he had previously been too scared to reveal his sexuality because his parents ‘would be disgusted’ saying he was ‘utterly ashamed’ of what he had done
Stables, denies preparing an act of terrorism and threats to kill in June last year.
Prosecutors claim the “white supremacist” had a “deep-seated hatred” of minorities, especially gay people.
The court heard Mr Stables was planning to use an axe and machete during the attack, but the plan was foiled after he told people about it on Facebook.
The court previously heard told Mr Stables was a neo-Nazi who had tried to obtain guns and the means to make an improvised explosive device.
Jurors were told he posted a series of messages in a Facebook chat group which included: “I’m going to war tonight.”
Stables was arrested on his way to a reconnaissance visit to the pub before returning to his home for the machete and axe, Mr Sandiford said.
Mr Stables claimed he had forgotten he owned a machete when writing online that he was going to kill gay people with one, the court heard.