29th December 2014
The top 10 PinkNews UK stories of 2014 2
3:13 PM — As the year of 2014 close, PinkNews looks back on the top 10 most significant stories to come out of the UK.
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.
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.
6th June 2014
UKIP MEP Diane James: Many voters will share Roger Helmer’s anti-gay views 52
4:04 PM — UKIP MEP Diane James has dismissed criticism of fellow UKIP MEP Roger Helmer’s views about homosexuality.
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.
4th June 2014
Roger Helmer: I prefer straight activity, does that make me homophobic? 59
2:24 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has suggested that he’s unfairly been portrayed as a homophobe – whilst also defending Ken Clarke’s previous controversial comments about rape.
2nd June 2014
Poll: UKIP MEP Roger Helmer tipped to come second in Newark by-election 12
5:28 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer, who continues to fend off criticism over his views on homosexuality is likely to come second in Thursday’s by-election, a poll by Lord Ashcroft suggests.
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer slams The Mail over ‘lies’ about his views on gay ‘cures’ 47
12:54 PM — UKIP MEP Roger Helmer has hit back at the publication of an interview featuring comments about homosexuality, saying it is “packed with deliberate and defamatory lies”.
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".
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.
20th May 2014
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 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.
15th May 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Nigel Farage needs to get out more if he thinks over-70s aren’t comfortable with gays 74
2:28 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has joked that Nigel Farage "needs to get out more" after the UKIP leader claimed that most over-70s aren't comfortable with 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’s Roger Helmer: ‘I’m not the anti-gay MEP and I would attend a gay wedding’ 92
7:09 PM — The UKIP candidate for the Newark by-election, Roger Helmer, insists he is not homophobic and has blamed his “traditional” upbringing for his infamous remarks.
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.
1st May 2014
UKIP MEP Roger Helmer: ‘Homosexuality is not a valid lifestyle worthy of equal respect’ 38
11:08 AM — The rift between The Sun and UKIP MEP Roger Helmer shows no sign of ending, with the paper defending its decision to brand him a “bigot” for his views on homosexuality.