10th October 2014
UKIP narrowly loses Heywood and Middleton by-election 12
3:11 AM — UKIP has narrowly lost a by-election in the Labour seat of Heywood and Middleton.
Douglas Carswell becomes UKIP’s first elected MP 34
2:59 AM — UKIP's Douglas Carswell has become the party's first elected MP, following the Clacton by-election.
8th October 2014
UKIP defends defection of former Christian leader who blames ‘Gaystapo’ for equal marriage 16
1:04 PM — UKIP has defended its acceptance of a former Christian party leader who warned that same-sex marriage amounts to "child abuse".
30th September 2014
Ex-Deputy Mayor of London: I will stand up for gay rights in UKIP 20
6:28 PM — Former Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes has defended joining UKIP, telling PinkNews that he will continue to fight for equality.
Veteran Tory: Introducing same-sex marriage ‘was a political disaster’ 22
2:29 PM — A veteran Tory MP has said he thought introducing same-sex marriage "was a disaster" politically, as it “looked like a distraction”.
27th September 2014
Tory MP who supported same-sex marriage defects to UKIP 24
2:58 PM — Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who voted in favour of same-sex marriage, has announced his defection to the United Kingdom Independence Party.
14th September 2014
The best place to be in the closet, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:48 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
12th September 2014
Nigel Farage: Same-sex marriage debates were ‘not particularly needed’ 50
11:43 AM — The leader of the UKIP Nigel Farage, has said he thought the debate which led to same-sex marriage becoming legal in England and Wales was "not particularly needed".
8th September 2014
Residents slam ‘whitewash’ investigation into ‘gay marriage causes floods’ councillor 6
1:58 PM — Residents have condemned the decision not to take action against a former UKIP councillor who claimed that same-sex marriage caused flooding.
18th August 2014
Former UKIP candidate: Party is plagued with grotesque transsexuals 82
12:00 PM — Former UKIP candidateJulia Gasper has claimed that the party is "plagued" with "grotesque" transsexuals.
6th June 2014
UKIP’s Anti-gay rights MEP Roger Helmer loses Newark by-election 33
7:57 AM — UKIP candidate Roger Helmer has lost the Newark by-election.
1st June 2014
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: NHS should fund ‘gay cure’ therapy 251
1:28 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer - who is running for Parliament this week in the Newark by-election - has claimed the NHS should fund 'gay cure' therapy.
31st May 2014
Newark UKIP supporter: Gay marriage is like people marrying pigs 108
3:41 PM — A UKIP supporter in Newark has claimed that same-sex marriage is "appalling" and will lead to people "marrying pigs".
28th May 2014
UKIP expels newly-elected councillor who said ‘poofs and dykes’ are ‘perverts’ 35
8:53 PM — A UKIP councillor has been expelled from the party less than a week after being elected, after it emerged he referred to gay people as poofs, dykes, and perverts.
26th May 2014
Openly gay UKIP MEP elected in Scotland 119
12:39 AM — An openly gay UKIP MEP has been elected in Scotland for the first time ever.
24th May 2014
UKIP candidate who thinks it’s a tragedy Section 28 was repealed comes second in council election 32
4:54 PM — UKIP candidate Iain McLaughlan - who said it was a "tragedy" that Section 28 was repealed because gays want to destroy traditional families - has come second in a local election.
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.
Nigel Farage: It’s OK to be homophobic at 70 64
11:06 AM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage has suggested that it’s OK to be homophobic if a person is aged 70 or older.
18th May 2014
UKIP councillor: It is a tragedy Section 28 was repealed, gays want to destroy the traditional family 64
2:57 PM — A UKIP Parish Councillor has claimed it is a "tragedy" that a law which banned the discussion of homosexuality in schools was ever repealed, because gays want to destroy the traditional family.
16th May 2014
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.