14th December 2014
UKIP’s Patrick O’Flynn: Candidate who ranted about poofters is not ‘seriously homophobic’ 18
1:10 PM — UKIP MEP Patrick O'Flynn has claimed that candidate Kerry Smith, who was caught on tape making a string of anti-gay comments, is not "seriously homophobic".
5th December 2014
Gay UKIP MEP ‘warns’ that fictional town’s UKIP branch isn’t real 6
2:38 PM — Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn has 'warned' people that a UKIP branch in the stop-motion town of Trumpton is not real.
3rd December 2014
Labour MEP Seb Dance: Europe must work with Africa to pursue LGBT rights 49
5:40 PM — Labour MEP Seb Dance says Europe “has an important role to play” in helping Africa achieve LGBT rights, but that it needs to be done sensitively.
28th November 2014
Nigel Farage: UKIP isn’t homophobic, we have a ‘great big screaming poof’ MEP 39
2:22 PM — Nigel Farage has denied that UKIP is homophobic, after the party's former deputy leader claimed that gay people live "short, miserable lives" and sleep with "20,000 people".
26th November 2014
Lesbian MEP presents the Pope with rainbow scarf 5
12:45 PM — The Vice President of the European Parliament has presented the Pope with a rainbow scarf.
1st November 2014
Massage parlour visiting MEP who claimed gays ‘undermine marriage’ to divorce 35
8:16 AM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer - who claimed that gay people "undermine" marriage - has revealed that he and his second wife are to divorce.
13th October 2014
UKIP MEP: Britain should ban migrants with ‘highly dangerous diseases’ like HIV 30
9:55 AM — A UKIP MEP has repeated sentiments by his party leader that migrants with HIV should not be allowed into the UK, but went further to say the virus is "highly dangerous".
12th October 2014
UKIP’s Roger Helmer, who claimed gays ‘undermine’ marriage, calls for privacy after visit to alleged brothel 106
1:52 PM — Married UKIP MEP Roger Helmer - who claimed gay people "undermine" marriage - has appealed for "privacy" after a tabloid newspaper published a report claiming he visited a 'sleazy' massage parlour.
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.
26th September 2014
Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn calls Scottish Tory leader a ‘fat lesbian’ 25
12:36 PM — Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn has labelled Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservative party, a "fat lesbian".
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.
23rd July 2014
Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office 1
4:14 PM — Former MEP Nikki Sinclaire has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office after an inquiry into her expense claims.
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.
11th July 2014
Austria: No charges against man who sprayed acid at lesbian MEP at Pride parade 11
3:00 PM — A man who sprayed acid over an Austrian Green MP at a Pride parade will not face charges.
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.
16th June 2014
Austria: Gay MEP attacked with acid at Vienna pride parade 12
2:51 PM — Austria's first openly gay MEP has been attacked with acid during Vienna's pride parade.
6th June 2014
UKIP MEP Diane James: Many voters will share Roger Helmer’s anti-gay views 52
4:04 PM — UKIP MEP Diane James has dismissed criticism of fellow UKIP MEP Roger Helmer’s views about homosexuality.
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.
Tory MEP: UK Parliament not Brussels should decide on LGBT rights 8
4:40 PM — Departing MEP Marina Yannakoudakis says she “understands” why her Tory colleagues in the European Parliament have decided not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
27th May 2014
Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 123
11:00 AM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland claims same-sex marriage “breeds homophobia” and that civil partnerships “should be enough”.