if we need to call things the way they are, then i'll call your post the way that i see it. pure garbage.
i'm not denying that people from certain backgrounds (muslim, african, eastern european) may be more likely to have ignorant attitudes towards homosexuality, but to say that immigrants have "created a culture of homophobia that didn't exist a few years ago" is utter nonsense. for a start, political parties are now MORE likely to support gay rights, rather than less likely, because the political backlash won't be so great as it was some years ago when (i'm sure you would argue) there was less immigration.
That has nothing to do with immigrants being pro-gay. That has to do with nationalized citizens becoming much more educated on the issue. It also doesn't have much to do with social attitudes. Hate crimes are increasing in Scandinavian countries, in countries such as Belgium and Austria, in the UK, and the biggest drive in the numbers are immigrants from the Middle East and Africa, and naturalized citizens raised in these cultures.
That is the reality.
secondly, calling western countries "pro-gay" and "accepting" when barely any of them have until recently acknowledged homosexual relationships as legally equal with heterosexual ones is bizarre.
Many European countries, most of them, have civil partnerships or marriage equality and several for several years. Pro-gay may be the incorrect term but what is a fact is, these countries' governments tend to support gay rights, and the majority of citizens do also. Yet hate crimes are increasing. That is not a coincidence.
and finally, picking on immigrants to these countries is insane, given the attitude of Christian churches towards homosexuality. it is always seen as a sin, often viewed as an "illness" and people in positions of power in charitable Christian organisations (eg salvation Army)have implicitly called for gays to be wiped out.
Conservatives are generally horrible too, of course. We all know that. In France and the UK and their countries' marriage battles, the religious fundamentalists have said disgusting things.
But this was about hate crimes and hate crimes in these countries are rising due to immigrants from conservative nations. Am I calling all immigrants homophobic? No. Am I saying they being immigrants is the issue? No. Their culture is the issue. The culture of fundamentalists is the issue. Homophobic culture is homophobic culture and needs to be destroyed.