16th June 2015
Ex-UKIP MEP joins homophobic far-right EU Parliament group 11
2:06 PM — An MEP who was expelled from UKIP over an expenses scandal has joined a far-right grouping alongside a number of homophobic parties.
10th June 2015
Conservative MEP: We opposed EU equality strategy because it’s ‘social engineering’ 30
12:24 PM — A Conservative MEP has said her party voted against a raft of LGBT equality measures in Europe because they consider it "patronising" and "social engineering".
9th June 2015
Tories and UKIP vote against equality strategy in European Parliament 24
5:21 PM — MEPs from the Conservatives and UKIP voted against an equality report in the European Parliament.
MEPs celebrate success of Kiev pride, despite far-right attacks 1
2:58 PM — MEPs have celebrated that this year's pride march in Kiev was relatively successful, and was unhindered by attacks by far-right protesters.
6th June 2015
Comment: It’s time to act on LGBT rights across Europe 11
2:13 PM — Labour MEP Anneliese Dodds writes for PinkNews to mark the start of Pride month, and calls for cooperation across Europe on LGBT rights.
28th May 2015
MEP Janice Atkinson ‘still sitting with UKIP’ despite being expelled over fraud allegations 8
1:07 PM — An MEP who was supposedly expelled from the UK Independence Party over allegations of fraud is still sitting with the party in Brussels.
29th April 2015
Tory MEP: European court ‘missed an opportunity’ to end the blood ban 4
7:57 PM — A Conservative MEP has questioned a ruling by the European Court of Justice, after the court ruled it "may be justified" to ban men who have sex with men (MSM) from giving blood for life.
David Coburn has been banned from Wikipedia indefinitely 5
4:31 PM — UKIP MEP David Coburn has been banned from Wikipedia indefinitely after trying to edit an article about himself dozens of times in a week.
6th April 2015
UKIP MEP: We have people ‘waiting’ to replace Nigel Farage 9
12:31 PM — UKIP MEP Diane James has suggested that a number of party members are "waiting" to replace Nigel Farage as leader if he does not win at the General Election.
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".