13th March 2015
UKIP and Tories abstain on EU motion to recognise same-sex marriage 33
6:38 PM — A number of UKIP and Conservative Members of European Parliament have voted against or abstained on a motion praising same-sex marriage, nearly a year after the UK's first weddings.
22nd January 2015
Lithuanian MP slammed for saying gay group would face Charlie Hebdo style massacre 26
6:33 PM — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have condemned comments by a Lithuanian MP who warned a gay group that they may face a massacre similar to events which recently took place at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
27th November 2014
European Parliament votes to protect LGBT people in global development 1
12:18 PM — The European Parliament this week voted for a report which will outline its input in the global future development policy, which includes a strong commitment to protect LGBT people, and those living with HIV.
20th October 2014
Polish man rescues UKIP’s European Parliament group from collapse 15
5:03 PM — UKIP's European Parliament group is set to be revived, after a Polish MEP faction collapsed last week.
17th October 2014
UKIP could lose £1m a year after European Parliament group collapses 15
10:06 AM — The political group at the European Parliament set up by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, has collapsed, which could cost the party £1 million a year in public funding.
8th October 2014
Drag artist Conchita Wurst performs for European Parliament 11
7:12 PM — Eurovision drag artist Conchita Wurst has performed for the European Parliament.
4th October 2014
Conchita Wurst to perform for European Parliament next week 3
11:53 AM — Eurovision drag artist Conchita Wurst has been invited to perform for the European Parliament in Brussels next week.
29th September 2014
Labour MEP questions Commission’s commitment to international LGBT rights. 1
5:12 PM — The Labour MEP for London will today call on the International Cooperation and Development Commissioner designate Nevan Mimica to renew efforts to tackle LGBT issues internationally.
5th September 2014
Gay UKIP MEP compares Alex Salmond to Robert Mugabe, claims SNP is ‘fascist’ 23
6:11 PM — Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn has claimed that the Scottish National Party's electoral tactics are "fascist", and compared Alex Salmond to Robert Mugabe.
14th July 2014
Belgium: First transgender parliamentarian appointed to Senate 3
4:38 PM — Professor Petra De Sutter has become Belgium’s first transgender Member of Parliament, making her the second serving transgender MP in Europe, following the country’s recent elections.
3rd July 2014
Labour leaders pay tribute to Stonewall founder and Labour politician Michael Cashman 2
2:13 PM — Tony Blair was among several Labour figures to pay tribute to Michael Cashman at a party marking his contribution to politics and LGBT rights.
1st July 2014
Tony Blair pays tribute to former MEP Michael Cashman by saying #ThanksMichael 9
12:39 PM — Tony Blair has paid tribute to Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, following his retirement as an MEP.
25th June 2014
MEP: ‘Conchita Wurst is a dangerous bearded genetically modified organism’ 49
5:29 PM — Bulgarian MEP Angel Dzhambazki has been slammed by Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder for making offensive remarks about Conchita Wurst.
29th May 2014
Green Party: It’s a great shame so many MEPs didn’t sign an LGBT rights pledge 9
1:44 PM — Green Party MEP Keith Taylor has become the latest politician to criticise UKIP and the Tories for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
28th May 2014
Lib Dem MEP: Tories wrong not to back ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 4
6:52 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP-elect Catherine Bearder says she’s “surprised and disappointed” at Conservative MEPs for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
UKIP and Tory MEPs fail to sign LGBT rights pledge 27
1:01 PM — Tory and UKIP names are absent from ILGA-Europe's LGBT rights pledge.
26th May 2014
Labour’s Michael Cashman leaves European Parliament after 15 years 13
1:56 PM — Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, has retired as an MEP.
France: Homophobic and anti-Semitic National Front win elections 190
3:31 AM — A far-right party known to be homophobic and opposed to same-sex marriage has dominated France's European Election vote, while its leader called for the pro-same-sex marriage President to dissolve the country's parliament.
Openly gay UKIP MEP elected in Scotland 119
12:39 AM — An openly gay UKIP MEP has been elected in Scotland for the first time ever.
UKIP’s Roger Helmer re-elected as MEP despite homophobia row 36
12:04 AM — UKIP politician Roger Helmer, who thinks homosexuality is "not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect", has been re-elected as an MEP.