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 February 2015
Gay UKIP MEP won’t stand against Alex Salmond 2
6:12 PM — UKIP’s only openly gay MEP will not stand for Parliament against former SNP leader Alex Salmond, despite previous suggestions.
20th February 2015
UKIP MEP who said homophobia doesn’t exist complains about ‘UKIP-phobia’ 22
2:02 PM — UKIP politician Roger Helmer - who claimed that homophobia does not actually exist - is now complaining about 'UKIP-phobia'.
14th February 2015
Irish MEP: Government’s gender recognition bill is an insult to trans people 2
5:45 PM — Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has attacked the Irish government's "disgraceful" draft gender recognition bill.
6th February 2015
Gay UKIP MEP calls police after threat to shoot him in the face 29
5:47 PM — UKIP's most senior gay politician has gone to the police, after receiving alleged death threats.
5th February 2015
Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire denies money laundering and misconduct
10:38 AM — Nikki Sinclaire has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and misconduct in public office.
24th January 2015
UKIP suspends MEP over ‘extremely serious’ financial allegations 10
7:02 PM — The UK Independence Party has suspended its communities spokesman, over "extremely serious" alleged financial and employment irregularities.
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.
10th January 2015
Did you know? Katie Hopkins once backed the UK’s first trans MEP
1:18 PM — Controversy-monger Katie Hopkins is set to cause a storm on Celebrity Big Brother - but most people are unaware that she once backed the UK's first transgender MEP.
5th January 2015
Gay UKIP MEP: Lib Dems and Labour want to make sex illegal 36
3:10 PM — UKIP MEP David Coburn has claimed that "equality Nazis" in the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties are trying to ban sex.
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".