28th March 2014
Nigel Farage: Equal marriage means ‘opening up a very big can of worms’ 28
12:56 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage says equal marriage means "opening up a very big can of worms" - whilst refusing to confirm whether he supports the principle of the reform.
17th March 2014
Michael Cashman MEP: Ben Summerskill’s attack on Lib Dems undermines Stonewall’s founding principles 3
3:01 PM — Labour MEP and Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman, has criticised the leading gay rights organisation's former chief executive Ben Summerskill for attacking the Lib Dems' support for same-sex marriage.
24th February 2014
MEPs call for end of political agreement with Uganda over ‘extremely dangerous’ anti-gay law 52
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.
4th February 2014
Lib Dem MEP blasts Tories and UKIP for not backing LGBT roadmap 3
4:19 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP Baroness Sarah Ludford has criticised Tory and UKIP MEPs for abstaining over European proposals to tackle LGBT discrimination.
19th January 2014
UKIP chair accused of bigotry after saying Glasgow Council is for ‘gays, Catholics, communists’ 18
1:20 PM — Arthur Misty Thackeray, the acting chair of UKIP in Scotland, has come under fire recently after it emerged he had published a series of anti-gay and Islamophobic posts on Facebook, including comments that the Glasgow City Council stood for "gays, Catholics, communists."
17th January 2014
Court told that Mail on Sunday probed Chris Huhne over ‘liaisons with men’ and crabs infection 11
11:40 PM — A court heard on Friday that a journalist with the Mail on Sunday approached a part-time judge and barrister and heard claims that disgraced MP Chris Huhne had "liaisons with men".
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.
18th November 2013
Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire: ‘I was accepted as a lesbian in UKIP’ 4
4:20 PM — MEP Nikki Sinclaire says she was “accepted as a lesbian in UKIP” – despite having won a discrimination case against the party in 2010.
17th November 2013
Former UKIP MEP reveals she is the UK’s first transgender Parliamentarian 46
1:00 PM — MEP Nikki Sinclaire has come out as Britain's first "sex change parliamentarian" after writing about her gender reassignment journey in a new autobiography.
6th November 2013
Irish Labour MEP calls for equal marriage referendum to be held next year rather than 2015 10
4:03 PM — Dublin MEP Emer Costello has called for Ireland’s equal marriage referendum to be held on the same day as European and local elections in 2014 – rather than the planned date of 2015.
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.
20th September 2013
Godfrey Bloom MEP who called lesbian a ‘queer’ suspended for calling women ‘sluts’ & hitting reporter 30
6:01 PM — A UKIP MEP who allegedly called a lesbian politician “queer” has had the whip removed after joking that a group of female activists were "sluts".
21st August 2013
BNP leader Nick Griffin calls gay Asian Manchester man ‘poof’ on Twitter 44
2:13 PM — BNP leader Nick Griffin is once again under fire for making homophobic and racist remarks on Twitter.
7th August 2013
UKIP MEP who allegedly called lesbian MEP ‘queer’ embroiled in race row 54
1:37 PM — UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom who allegedly called a lesbian politician “queer” has become embroiled in a race row after using the phrase "Bongo Bongo Land".
25th June 2013
MEPs condemn attack on LGBT centre in Macedonia’s capital and cancellation of Pride event 3
2:37 PM — An attack on an LGBT centre in Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia, has been condemned by Members of the European Parliament.
17th June 2013
European Parliament express concerns on lack of gay rights provision in trade treaty 3
7:05 PM — The European Parliament has agreed to a new multilateral treaty with Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific regions, but with strong reservations about its lack of human rights protections in relation to sexual orientation.
14th June 2013
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Putin’s ‘hate speech’ has resulted in the ‘barbaric killing’ of gay Russian men 9
1:34 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning Russian MPs for passing a draconian homophobic censorship law, with Labour MEP Michael Cashman saying “hate speech” from President Putin and others has resulted in the “barbaric killing of gay men”.
9th May 2013
UKIP’s Nigel Farage: Lady Thatcher’s ‘open-mindedness’ is responsible for gay tolerance in Britain 74
6:11 PM — UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has criticised David Cameron for pushing ahead with the same-sex marriage bill and claims Margaret Thatcher’s “open-mindedness” is responsible for today’s gay tolerance in British society.
26th April 2013
MEPs welcome European Court of Justice ruling on anti-gay Romanian football owner George Becali 7
12:40 PM — A European Court of Justice preliminary ruling on the homophobic conduct of a football club owner in Romania has been welcomed by MEPs.
25th April 2013
Romanian football club asked to prove it’s not homophobic with patron saying gays ‘must be kept in enclosures’ 14
4:00 PM — The European Court of Justice has criticised Romanian football club, Steaua Bucarest, over years of homophobic comments from its patron and former MEP George Becali.