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.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer compares disliking Earl Grey tea to disliking gay men 57
11:45 AM — A UKIP MEP says the public should be able to freely and openly dislike gay people like they would different types of tea.
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 53
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.