29th January 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit nominated for mayor 11
2:44 PM — A Tory councillor who was "unhappy and disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting Bristol schools with Stonewall has been nominated for Lord Mayor.
12th November 2013
Brighton council to discuss plans to expand Pride festival
2:28 PM — Plans to expand Brighton’s annual LGBT festival with a possible proms-style Sunday concert will be debated by the city’s council this week.
17th October 2013
Brighton Pride ‘disappointed’ at removal of £25k council grant 2
2:11 PM — The organisers of Brighton Pride say they have been left “disappointed” at the withdrawal of a £25,000 funding grant from Brighton and Hove City Council.
19th August 2013
Isle of Man: Douglas Council given civil partnerships licence 7
4:51 PM — Douglas Borough Council has become the Isle of Man's first local authority to receive approval to hold civil partnerships ceremonies for same-sex couples.
24th July 2013
Pride chief executive tells Glasgow City Council ‘don’t fly the rainbow flag’ 14
6:27 PM — The chief executive of Glasgow Pride has asked Glasgow City Council not to fly the rainbow flag from its main building because he claims the council has failed to support the event.
US: Homophobic speech at City Council meetings prompts response from human rights group 21
3:05 PM — Homophobic language used in the city of Richmond, California, has prompted action from the city's Human Relations Commission, but has also raise issues around free speech.
13th June 2013
Former Talksport presenter furious after being branded a ‘homophobic radio z-lister’ 14
12:04 PM — Former Talksport broadcaster Mike Mendoza has launched a furious rebuke on his Facebook page after he was confronted at a market by a man accusing him of being homophobic.
3rd May 2013
UK: Labour gay couple become council leader and civic mayor in Hartlepool 5
12:03 PM — A gay couple in Hartlepool are making history by becoming the first civil partnership in the country to hold the positions of council leader and civic mayor.
5th April 2013
Former Essex councillor denies resignation was linked to gay ‘porn’ discovered on council laptop 4
11:22 AM — A Liberal Democrat councillor in Newport has denied that his recent resignation was linked to a row earlier this year over his council-owned laptop, which was found to be storing explicit gay porn images.
27th March 2013
UK: National AIDS Trust calls on London Councils to tackle drug use amongst gay men 7
3:48 PM — The UK's National Aids Trust (NAT) has called for urgent action from councils in London to tackle a recent rise in the use of drugs amongst the London gay community.
19th March 2013
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles: Birmingham Council shouldn’t ask about sexuality in its questionnaire on wheelie bins 22
12:49 PM — Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has criticised Birmingham Council for asking people to declare their sexuality in a survey about rubbish and wheelie bins.
28th December 2012
Manchester: Road survey criticised for asking gender-related questions 24
12:53 PM — Local government officials in Greater Manchester have defended a transport public consultation document that asks respondents to identity their race, sexuality and gender following complaints.
21st December 2012
US: Gay teenager appointed to the board of Florida city council after he spoke out against discrimination 3
3:25 PM — The council of the South Florida city of Boca Raton has unanimously appointed a 17-year-old openly gay boy to its community relations board after he spoke out against the city's lack of anti-LGBT discrimination policies.
22nd August 2012
Gay pride pub landlord receives council apology 10
1:35 PM — A council in Essex which forced a pub landlord to take down gay pride flags, following a complaint from the paris council, has issued an apology.
2nd August 2012
‘Homophobic’ ex-Tory councillor ‘suggested prostitution’ to woman needing money 31
12:47 PM — An independent councillor forced to stand down as a Welsh Assembly Conservative candidate after homophobic comments is the subject of a formal complaint for reportedly suggesting on Twitter that a woman become a prostitute to earn extra money.
27th July 2012
Islington Council publishes sexual orientation of 2,400 residents 45
5:43 PM — Islington Council in north London published details of the sexual orientation of over two thousand tenants after an error with a Freedom of Information request last month.
Video: Cotswolds councillors appeal for equal marriage debate 18
4:40 PM — Liberal Democrat local councillors in the Cotswolds have appealed over a lack of engagement at the local council with the issue of same-sex marriages.
24th July 2012
Brighton: Green councillor ‘accountable to God’ in equal marriage vote 140
9:41 AM — A councillor from Brighton has said she is 'accountable to God above any political party' after becoming the only member of the city council to vote against supporting civil marriage rights for gay couples.
17th July 2012
York Pride wins bid for rainbow flag over Mansion House 6
12:24 PM — A rainbow flag will fly above the Lord Mayor's residence in York after a motion to block the move was defeated by a large majority yesterday.
16th July 2012
Guildford: Council votes against ‘inappropriate’ equal marriage view 31
3:58 PM — Guildford Council in Surrey has voted not to support the government's plans to allow gay and straight couples an equal right to a civil marriage ceremony, saying it would be 'inappropriate' to take a view.