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  • 1st July 2011

    Tory gay group says Ken Livingstone should be banned from Pride 62

    LGBTory says Ken Livingstone should be 'banned from Pride'

    4:19 PM — Updated: The Conservative Party's LGBT group, LGBTory, has called for mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone to banned from London Pride over his alleged "close friendship" with an anti-gay extremist. The group's chairman, Matthew Sephton, accused Mr Livingstone of being a "hypocrite" who will "undermine the core values" of the event.

  • 23rd June 2011

    Will Boris Johnson lead London Pride again? 30

    Boris Johnson led last year's Pride

    4:34 PM — He led London Pride last year but with an election coming up in 2012, will Boris Johnson lead the parade again next weekend? PinkNews.co.uk understands that Pride organisers are keen for the mayor to take his place at the head of the march but City Hall has not yet given the go-ahead.

  • 17th June 2011

    Brian Paddick says he may run for London mayor 37

    Brian Paddick said he wanted to gauge support

    10:25 AM — Brian Paddick has said he may stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2012 London mayoral race. The former most senior out gay police officer in Britain, he was the party's candidate in the 2008 race but came third with ten per cent of the vote.

  • 12th April 2011

    Out gay London deputy mayor Simon Milton dies 18

    Simon Milton died after a short illness

    10:53 AM — London deputy mayor Sir Simon Milton has died after a short illness at the age of 49. The Conservative politician, who was mayor Boris Johnson's chief of staff, died in hospital on Monday.

  • 23rd November 2010

    Straight couple’s civil partnership application rejected 5

    The couple say they will go to court over the ban (Photo: Chris Houston)

    3:52 PM — A straight couple who were barred from having a civil partnership say they will fight the ban in court. Ian Goggin and Kristin Skarsholt, of Bristol, said they were disappointed to have been rejected by Bristol register office because they are straight but hope that their attempt would help change the law.

  • 3rd July 2010

    Margot James celebrates first Pride as MP 3

    Margot James MP has been visiting Pride for 30 years - this is her first an an MP

    3:01 PM — Margot James, recently elected MP for Stourbridge said she had been coming to Pride since 1980. This is her first Pride as an MP. Ms James, who is the Conservative party’s first openly lesbian MP told PinkNews.co.uk: “It's so accepting, welcoming and enthusiastic. People used to look at you like you were a freak. Now it's like a carnival”.

  • Exclusive: Boris Johnson fully supports gay marriage and plans to run again for mayor 43

    Mayor Boris Johnson says he supports full gay marriage equality and plans to run for mayor again

    2:28 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has told PinkNews.co.uk that he supports gay marriage and wants to be mayor again for Worldpride, which London will be hosting in 2012.

  • Breaking: Boris Johnson kicks off Gay Pride with call for gay marriage 8

    Boris Johnson kicks off Gay Pride 2010

    1:22 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson kicked off this year’s London Gay Pride festival, marching under the banner of the Gay Liberation Front.

  • 29th January 2010

    Boris Johnson supports anti-homophobic bullying film 11

    Boris Johnson supported the anti-bullying DVD

    6:09 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given his support to a film designed to stamp out homophobic bullying. FIT, the film directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair and produced by gay charity Stonewall, is to be sent to all schools in Britain next month.

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