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.
21st May 2014
Comment: A UKIP victory in Scotland poses a threat to LGBT rights 45
5:04 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Stewart McDonald, from the SNP's LGBT group, says a UKIP victory in Scotland runs counter to the country's progressive outlook on LGBT equality.
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.
19th May 2014
MEP candidate urges followers to offer ‘supportive message’ to pro-Section 28 UKIP councillor 20
5:39 PM — A candidate for the European Parliament has urged her followers to offer a "supportive message" to UKIP councillor who said it was a "tragedy" that Section 28 was repealed.
18th May 2014
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer ‘cannot understand’ why people are opposed to voluntary repatriation 48
11:38 AM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer, who claimed that "homosexuality not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect" is under fresh scrutiny for writing that he "cannot understand" why politicians are opposed to voluntary repatriation.
16th May 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Stonewall should hold events in a ‘tent’ rather than The Dorchester 24
7:08 PM — The former chair of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, says the charity is wrong to not support a boycott of the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel chain.
Green Party: LGBT equality is at stake in next week’s European elections 3
5:23 PM — Green Party MEP for London, Jean Lambert writes for PinkNews on why LGBT rights could be under threat if right-wing parties do well in next week's European elections
Video: Nigel Farage says he is unaware of UKIP candidate who called for ‘poofters’ to be shot 65
2:00 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage faced challenging questions this morning, and said he was unaware that one of his party's councillors had asked "if we shot one poofter" whether the rest would "decide" not to be gay.
14th May 2014
Green Party: EU membership should be on condition of protecting LGBT rights 8
3:10 PM — Any country seeking to join the European Union must safeguard the rights of its LGBT citizens, says Green Party MEP Keith Taylor.
11th May 2014
Nigel Farage defends UKIP candidate, claims ‘most’ over-70s feel uncomfortable about gays 67
2:17 PM — Nigel Farage has defended UKIP MEP Roger Helmer's anti-gay remarks, because "most" over-70s feel uncomfortable about gays.
9th May 2014
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: ‘You guys in the media are obsessed with sexuality’ 28
11:06 AM — UKIP’s candidate for the Newark by-election has accused the media of being “obsessed with sexuality”, after he was challenged about his opinions on homosexuality.
8th May 2014
Alice Arnold: UKIP’s selection of ‘homophobe’ Roger Helmer personifies the party’s ‘extremism’ 8
11:43 AM — Broadcaster Alice Arnold says she’s deeply concerned by the homophobic views of UKIP’s Roger Helmer.
7th May 2014
UKIP MEP: Gays being ‘abnormal’ was a ‘peripheral comment’ 28
10:57 AM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has dismissed accusations of homophobia following his selection to contest the Newark by-election.
6th May 2014
UKIP MEP who said gays are ‘abnormal’ selected to fight Newark by-election 32
7:16 PM — UKIP has announced that MEP Roger Helmer, who just last week was at the centre of a homophobia row, will contest the Newark parliamentary by-election.
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: The Government can’t be part time in the fight against homophobia 9
2:58 PM — Michael Cashman MEP has criticised the Culture Secretary for his apparent decision to block a minister from attending a European summit against homophobia.
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."
1st May 2014
MEP candidate: Ban Grindr to stop gay MPs from ‘violating democracy’ 111
6:23 PM — An MEP candidate standing in South East England has said there are "hundreds" of gay MPs, and that Grindr should be banned to stop them from "violating democracy".
29th April 2014
The Sun brands UKIP MEP Roger Helmer a ‘bigot’ 10
5:34 PM — Roger Helmer's annoyance with The Sun newspaper may stem from the fact he was branded a "bigot" today in its leader section.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: I have never said ‘It’s OK to despise gay people’ 22
1:23 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has accused The Sun of misquoting him in comments about his views on homosexuality.