26th May 2014
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.
25th May 2014
BNP leader Nick Griffin who thinks ‘gays are creepy’ unseated as MEP 29
10:48 PM — British National Party leader Nick Griffin, who thinks that gays are "really creepy", has lost his seat in the European Parliament.
20th May 2014
Comment: UKIP’s disgraceful record on gay rights 17
12:25 PM — Giles Goodall, a Liberal Democrat standing for election this week in the European Parliament, writes for PinkNews about UKIP's "appalling" record on LGBT rights.
16th May 2014
English Democrats intend to join up with anti-Semitic and homophobic party in Europe 11
3:36 PM — The chairman of right wing political party the English Democrats has announced that the party will work with extreme right parties in Europe, should its candidates be elected.
2nd May 2014
MEP candidate: World AIDS Day ‘congratulates’ people for ‘spreading the disease’ 38
7:00 AM — An MEP candidate for South East England has criticised World AIDS Day, claiming it "congratulates" people for "spreading this disease."
4th April 2014
European Parliament wants guaranteed free movement for LGBT people 14
7:40 PM — The European Parliament this week adopted a resolution promising the free movement of all families in Europe.
1st April 2014
European Parliament President: Cut aid from African countries with anti-gay laws 19
11:11 AM — The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz sparked a row yesterday, after he told a joint summit that African countries imprisoning gay and lesbian people should be disqualified from receiving EU aid.
18th March 2014
Romania: Same-sex partnerships bill unanimously rejected by parliament committee 66
9:13 PM — A bill which would have legalised same-sex civil partnerships has been unanimously rejected by a parliamentary committee in Romania.
13th March 2014
European Parliament calls for sanctions against Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws 6
5:35 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning homophobic laws in Nigeria and Uganda.
12th March 2014
European Parliament adopts new data protection laws for LGBT people 7
3:13 PM — The European Parliament today adopted new data protection laws which will protect private information relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.
24th February 2014
MEPs call for end of political agreement with Uganda over ‘extremely dangerous’ anti-gay law 53
5:46 PM — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for an end to a political agreement with Uganda over its newly-introduced anti-gay law.
5th February 2014
Watch a politician cut up his Visa card in protest at Russian Sochi Olympics sponsorship 13
11:38 PM — Labour MEP for the West Midlands, Michael Cashman stunned the European Parliament today by publicly cutting up his Visa card in protest at the company's sponsorship of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
22nd January 2014
Comment: The EU has made strides towards LGBT equality but discrimination and isolation remain common 7
2:24 PM — Lib Dem European Parliamentary candidate for South East England Giles Goodall writes for PinkNews on the EU as a force for good in the fight for equality, but says discrimination and isolation are still rife for LGBT people and momentum needs to be maintained.
16th January 2014
European Parliament overwhelmingly adopts reports condemning LGBT situation in Serbia and Kosovo 2
2:09 PM — The European Parliament today overwhelmingly adopted two progress reports which condemned the treatment of LGBT people in Serbia and Kosovo and recommended the two countries improve the situation.
17th December 2013
European Parliamentary committee adopts roadmap against homophobia and transphobia 1
12:34 PM — A European Parliamentary committee this morning adopted a recommendation for an EU roadmap against homophobia and transphobia.
11th December 2013
European Parliament finalises seven year fund for LGBT projects and organisations
7:38 PM — The European Parliament today renewed a seven year financial programme to fund projects and organisations working for the human rights of LGBT people.
22nd November 2013
MEP Nikki Sinclaire: ‘I’ve received threats from UKIP and journalists’ 17
7:21 PM — Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire says her decision to come out publicly as transgender was because of threats from journalists and her ex-colleagues in UKIP.
20th November 2013
European Parliament for the first time allocates major fund to combating anti-LGBT discrimination
3:30 PM — The European Parliament today for the first time allocated part of a major find to combating anti-LGBT discrimination.
1st October 2013
Speaker of Russian Parliament invites MEPs to visit Moscow’s gay bars 36
2:25 PM — The Speaker of Russia’s Parliament has invited MEPs to visit Moscow’s gay bars in an attempt to show Russia accepts the LGBT community.
24th September 2013
Godfrey Bloom MEP who called lesbian ‘queer’ & women ‘sluts’ quits UKIP 16
10:44 AM — UK Independence Party MEP Godfrey Bloom says he is quitting the party after becoming embroiled in another row about his outspoken language.