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”.
30th May 2014
Police investigate ex-UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ 8
3:22 PM — West Mercia Police has launched an investigation into the anti-gay comments of former UKIP councillor Dave Small.
29th May 2014
Gay UKIP MEP: ‘Neo-right activists are responsible for gay marriage’ 35
4:44 PM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland David Coburn claims same-sex marriage is the product of “neo-right” activists.
28th May 2014
UKIP and Tory MEPs fail to sign LGBT rights pledge 27
1:01 PM — Tory and UKIP names are absent from ILGA-Europe's LGBT rights pledge.
27th May 2014
Lord Ashcroft: The Tories need to apologise ‘for the way gay marriage was introduced’ 58
6:54 PM — Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft believes the leadership of the Tory party needs to offer a “sincere apology” for equal marriage if it’s to reconnect with its grassroots members.
Newly-elected UKIP councillor who said: ‘F**k the poofters’ suspended 9
5:58 PM — UKIP has suspended a councillor in Redditch who previously referred to gay people as “poofs”, “dykes” and “perverts”.
UKIP Councillor: I won’t attend equality training as it’s ‘indoctrination’ 78
3:09 PM — A UKIP councillor who earlier this year suggested shops should be allowed to refuse to serve women and gay people remains defiant.
Tory blogger Tim Montgomerie: ‘I support gay marriage but most traditionalists are not homophobes’ 30
12:11 PM — Conservative blogger Tim Montgomerie says a failure to accommodate the views of “traditionalists” who oppose equal marriage has contributed to the rise of UKIP.
Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 123
11:00 AM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland claims same-sex marriage “breeds homophobia” and that civil partnerships “should be enough”.
22nd May 2014
Eight of the most homophobic things UKIP candidates and supporters have said 19
10:01 PM — As many took to the polls at the European and local elections today, PinkNews took some time to reminisce on the top eight most homophobic things said by UKIP supporters and candidates over recent years.
UKIP candidate: Gays will stop marrying because they are ‘promiscuous prisoners’ 50
2:24 PM — A UKIP candidate who believes gay people are "promiscuous” and resemble “prisoners who need freedom” will not face disciplinary action.
Gay UKIP candidate arrested over alleged sexual assault on homeless Bulgarian man
11:22 AM — A UKIP candidate has been arrested following an alleged sexual assault on a homeless Bulgarian man in south-east London.
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.
9th May 2014
David Cameron blasts UKIP donor who claimed gay people are incapable of love 10
5:51 PM — A UKIP donor, who claimed gay people are incapable of love and that wives cannot be raped by their husbands, has been criticised by David Cameron.
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
Black UKIP candidate who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies party is racist 42
3:18 PM — A UKIP spokesman, who said gay people should not be allowed to adopt children and that it amounted to “abuse”, has been selected as a local candidate in Croydon.
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.