25th September 2010
With Ed Miliband as Labour leader, two major parties are led by gay marriage advocates 25
5:08 PM — Members of the the Labour party and affiliated trade unions have elected Ed Miliband as their new leader. Mr Miliband topped a poll for PinkNews.co.uk of Labour party and affiliated union members earlier this month. The result means that both the Liberal Democrats and the Labour party have leaders who are in favour of full LGBT marriage equality.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Gay bishops are fine, so long as they are celibate 87
11:08 AM — Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in an interview published in The Times has revealed he has "no problem" with homosexuals becoming bishops, but only if they remain celibate. A leader column in the same newspaper criticises Dr Williams for his treatment of a homosexual twice rejected from becoming a bishop and calls on Dr Williams to affirm that discrimination against homosexuals is wrong.
Brian Paddick won’t run for London mayor 4
11:08 AM — Former London mayoral hopeful Brian Paddick has said he won't run for London mayor in 2012. The former most senior out gay police officer in Britain was the Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2008 race but came third with ten per cent of the vote behind winner Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone.