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.
6th May 2014
Liberal Party leader blasts UKIP candidate for linking homosexuality with ‘child abuse’ 4
6:10 PM — A UKIP local election candidate in Liverpool who said gay men are “ten times more likely to be child abusers" has been criticised by the leader of the Liberal Party.
UKIP candidate: ‘Homosexuals are ten times more likely than normal men to be child abusers’ 118
10:40 AM — A UKIP local election candidate in Liverpool has linked homosexuality to paedophilia.
5th May 2014
Comment: UKIP is hoist by its own petard because of its same-sex marriage opposition 140
4:25 PM — Gary Powell writes for PinkNews that UKIP has been "hoist by its own petard" over opposition to same-sex marriage, and flawed arguments about religious freedom and the ECHR.
2nd May 2014
UKIP candidate: ‘David Cameron is a gay loving nut case and homosexuality is an abomination’ 52
5:26 PM — A UKIP local election candidate who tweeted that homosexuality was an "abomination before God" and that David Cameron is a “gay loving nut case” faces suspension.
Nigel Farage: UKIP should ‘possibly not’ be taking money from a man who says gays are incapable of love 8
2:30 PM — Nigel Farage has said his party should “possibly not” be taking money from a donor who believes gay people are incapable of love and who claims that it is not possible for husbands to rape wives.
1st May 2014
Exclusive: UKIP leaflet accuses Westminster politicians of English genocide 24
1:07 PM — PinkNews can exclusively reveal that extremist leaflets from a Christian UKIP group were handed out at the party’s March conference.
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.
30th April 2014
UKIP donor: Gay people are incapable of love and wives cannot be raped by their husbands 58
7:20 PM — A UKIP donor says gay people are incapable of love, believes women should be banned from wearing trousers, and has warped views about rape.
29th April 2014
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.
28th April 2014
UKIP Northern Ireland candidate: ‘No government has the right to redefine marriage’ 40
12:13 PM — A UKIP candidate for Mid Ulster has warned against legalising same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, saying it lacks legitimacy.
UKIP Northern Ireland Assembly Member to vote against ‘homosexual and lesbian marriage’ 20
11:03 AM — The UK Independence Party’s sole member of the Northern Ireland Assembly has announced he will vote against same-sex marriage in Tuesday’s debate.