29th May 2014
UKIP MEP: I’ve never met a gay UKIP member who wants to get married 72
6:42 PM — Gerard Batten, the UKIP MEP for London, says equal marriage would cause a "nightmare" and that gay members of his party are "perfectly happy" not to have it.
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 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.
Labour MEP: Tories are ‘paranoid’ and ‘echoing UKIP’ over LGBT rights pledge row 10
7:15 PM — Labour MEP-elect Seb Dance has criticised the Conservative Party for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
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”.
26th May 2014
Julia Gasper, who claims ‘queer gangsters’ bullied for marriage, flops in European elections 19
1:32 AM — Julia Gasper, who called for Grindr to be banned to stop the "hundreds" of gay MPs, won less than 1% of the vote in European elections.
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.
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.
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.
Newly-elected UKIP councillor under investigation for claiming ‘poofs and dykes’ are ‘perverts’ 115
2:57 PM — A UKIP councillor elected on Thursday is already under investigation, for referring to gay people as poofs, dykes, and perverts.
23rd May 2014
UKIP candidate who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ fails to be elected as councillor 19
1:25 PM — A UKIP candidate who described same-sex adoption as "child abuse" has failed to be elected as a councillor in Croydon.
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.
21st May 2014
Comment: A UKIP victory in Scotland poses a threat to LGBT rights 45
5:04 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Stewart McDonald, from the SNP's LGBT group, says a UKIP victory in Scotland runs counter to the country's progressive outlook on LGBT equality.
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.