29th June 2013
Pride in London parade kicks off without the city’s Mayor Boris Johnson 29
1:33 PM — The parade for this year's Pride in London has kicked off, without the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in attendance.
BBC News presenter Jane Hill: Equality in the UK has moved forward but ‘there is still lots to fight for’ 18
3:00 AM — BBC News presenter Jane Hill this week spoke at a fundraising dinner for London Community Pride, to commend the progress in the UK for gay rights, but to say that, around the world, as well as in the UK, there is still a lot to do for equality.
28th June 2013
David Cameron: Gay and lesbian young people will see that they are truly equal after marriage law changes 18
11:34 AM — Prime Minister David Cameron says implementing equal marriage means gay and lesbian students “will be able to see that Parliament believes their love is the same as anyone else’s love.”
Boris Johnson: Take pride in London’s LGBT vibrancy and fight to tackle the homophobia that still exists 7
9:42 AM — Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, argues that while London is a tolerant city, more needs to be done to tackle homophobia in the workplace and schools.
27th June 2013
Boris Johnson apologises for ‘up the Arcelor’ gay pride gala dinner joke after criticism by Labour MPs 48
11:45 AM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has apologised for making a controversial joke at a gala dinner for Pride in London about gay men taking their husbands up the “Arcelor” on their wedding day.
26th June 2013
Boris Johnson opens Pride with joke about gay men taking their future husbands ‘up the Arcelor’ 30
6:06 PM — The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, praised the organisers of this weekend’s Pride in London festival on Tuesday evening, and also made a risqué joke about gay men taking their husbands up the "Arcelor" on their wedding day.
Alice Arnold: Pride is important because it shows that LGBT people are ‘confident to be who we are’ 9
12:24 AM — Former BBC broadcaster Alice Arnold, has spoke out about the importance of Pride, saying that it is "a party with a message", and that it is still crucial for the LGBT community.
10th June 2013
Pride in London line-up announced with ex-Doctor Who actor Andrew Hayden-Smith to co-host 7
5:53 PM — Pride in London has announced its line-up of entertainment for the main day of the festival on Saturday 29 June with Andrew Hayden Smith co-hosting the event .
1st June 2013
Boris Johnson: I am delighted London has made the final shortlist for the 2018 Gay Games 4
4:43 PM — Boris Johnson says its “fantastic news” that the capital has been shortlisted to go through to the final round of the process to host the 2018 Gay Games.
24th May 2013
Nick Clegg and Francis Maude agree to fly rainbow flag from Cabinet Office for Pride week 7
12:30 PM — Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude and Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg both intend to demonstrate the government's commitment to equality by allowing the rainbow flag to fly from the Cabinet Office during Pride week in the capital.
21st May 2013
Boris Johnson calls on Tories to unite and for the government to ‘get on with legalising equal marriage’ 11
1:50 PM — Boris Johnson has called on the government to get the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill signed into law as soon as possible.
Boris Johnson, Martina Navratilova and Clare Balding to take part in Pride London festival 3
11:42 AM — Organisers of this year’s Pride in London have confirmed that the event will go ahead, with London Mayor Boris Johnson hosting a special Gala dinner at Claridge’s on 25 June.
24th April 2013
Metropolitan Police: Homophobic crime down across London 28
2:01 PM — Homophobic crime across London has fallen by 12.7%, latest statistics from the Metropolitan Police Service show.
3rd April 2013
Greater London Authority ranked a dismal 278th in Stonewall Equality Index 14
6:06 PM — A Freedom of Information request has revealed the Greater London Authority (GLA) was ranked 278th for this year’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index – falling from second place in 2008.
30th March 2013
Christian group accuses Boris Johnson of ‘cover up’ in gay cure London bus ad battle 27
11:43 PM — A Christian legal group behind an ad campaign for controversial gay cure therapies, the ban on which was upheld by a high court this month, has demanded memos from Boris Johnson in a new bid to prove he acted unlawfully.
26th March 2013
Boris Johnson: I was wrong to make up a quote about King Edward II and his gay lover Piers Gaveston 13
5:21 PM — Boris Johnson has spoken of his regret on concocting a quote about King Edward II and the monarch’s gay lover, when he was a junior reporter at the Times.
22nd March 2013
UK: Christian group given right to appeal High Court gay ‘cure’ bus advert ruling 15
2:24 PM — A judge at the High Court has granted the Christian group Core Issues Trust permission to appeal Friday’s ruling which deemed a Transport for London ban on homophobic bus adverts lawful.
High Court backs Transport for London’s decision to ban gay ‘cure’ bus adverts 47
11:15 AM — A decision of Transport for London (TfL) to ban bus adverts promoting gay conversion therapy was not unlawful, the High Court has ruled.
12th March 2013
London: Mayor’s office accused by charity of failing to provide funding for male sexual assault services 3
12:47 PM — Services for gay, bisexual and heterosexual men who have been the victims of sexual assaults are not receiving any financial support from the Mayor of London's Office, a charity has warned.
4th March 2013
Gala celebrates Transport for London as champion of diversity 8
5:01 PM — The Transport for London LGBT Network hosted a gala event last week, which celebrated TfL as a diversity champion, and aimed to encourage fun and new friendships.