2nd October 2013
Interview: London Assembly Labour member Tom Copley on Boris, Tories and better sex ed 2
5:01 PM — Tom Copley became the youngest person ever to join the London Assembly when he was elected as a Labour member in 2012. Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, the City Hall Labour housing spokesperson talks the Tories, Russia, holding Boris to account, and the need for better sex and relationship education in schools.
30th September 2013
Ex-deputy mayor of London asked to explain naked Facebook photos 10
7:27 PM — A meeting has been called in order to give a councillor the chance to explain why naked photos appeared on his Facebook page, despite that he said his account was hacked.
11th October 2012
Comment: ‘Tory support for gay rights is a victory for Labour’ 40
10:22 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour’s London Assembly Member Tom Copley, responds to Ben Howlett’s claims that the Labour Party has lost its LGBT crown.
1st August 2012
Stonewall dismisses rumour Ken Livingstone was nominated for homophobe award 30
5:28 PM — Stonewall's chief executive has denied former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and a gay Catholic opposed to equal marriage rights are contenders for this year's Bigot of the Year award.
2nd May 2012
London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone on ‘ex-gay’ buses, policing and the White Swan 43
12:28 PM — Ken Livingstone, Labour's candidate for Mayor of London in this week's elections, has answered questions from PinkNews.co.uk readers.
30th April 2012
Audio: Boris Johnson plans to unveil LGBT manifesto ‘to an amazed world’ 31
5:46 PM — Incumbent Mayor of London Boris Johnson has reaffirmed his support of marriage equality for gay couples and said he will release his LGBT manifesto ahead of London's elections this week to an "amazed world".
Brian Paddick live blogs on crime, schools, marriage, Iran, transport and the gay blood ban (transcript) 17
12:18 PM — Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick became the latest of the London Mayoral candidates to spend an hour chatting to PinkNews.co.uk readers. Here, the only gay candidate in the race talks about crime, homophobia in schools, Iran, Ken Livingstone saying the Tories were' riddled' with homosexuals and why he's opposed to the ban on gay men donating blood.
26th April 2012
Live London Mayoral Q&A Transcript: Independent candidate Siobhan Benita 7
9:16 PM — Today, PinkNews.co.uk held the first of our Live Mayoral Q&As with the independent candidate Siobhan Benita. She popped into the PinkNews.co.uk office to answer questions on schools, transport fare cuts, why she's often been ignored by the mainstream media and whether it's right for London to be twinned with Tehran the capital of virulently homophobic Iran.
20th April 2012
Submit your questions for London’s mayoral candidates 47
1:42 PM — London's leading mayoral candidates have agreed to answer question from PinkNews.co.uk readers ahead of the 3 May elections.
13th April 2012
Ken Livingstone publishes LGBT manifesto for London 47
5:17 PM — Ken Livingstone has published an LGBT manifesto ahead of the London mayoral election next month, promising support for London's Pride event, a zero tolerance approach to hate crime and opposition to cuts in LGBT organisations' funding.
12th April 2012
Comment: The ex-gay ads prove public homophobia still remains acceptable 97
9:56 PM — The commercial agency responsible for selling advertising on London's transport system thought it fit to run a deeply offensive and homophobic ad on London buses. Does this prove again, Balaji Ravichandran asks, that homophobia remains the most accepted and acceptable form of public prejudice?
7th April 2012
PinkNews.co.uk to host interactive Mayor of London debates 86
3:34 PM — Building on the huge popularity of our ‘Ask the Leaders’ feature during the General Election 2010, PinkNews.co.uk is to allow LGBT voters in London to quiz the leading candidates to become Mayor of London live in an interactive debate.
26th March 2012
Ken Livingstone defends former Iranian TV job and homophobic Muslim preacher 62
5:38 PM — In a radio interview, London Mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone defended his relationship with homophobic and anti-semitic Muslim cleric and his former presenting job with Iran’s state broadcaster, Press TV, claiming it was an attempt to "engage" with the country and reduce the threat of military action.
13th March 2012
Tory LGBT group claims Ken Livingstone ‘riddled with hypocrisy’ 56
3:58 PM — Members of the Conservative party's LGBTory group held a protest outside Ken Livingstone's Soho fundraiser last night accusing the mayoral candidate of being 'riddled with hypocrisy'.
12th March 2012
Ken Livingstone: London ‘not on top’ of gay hate crime 32
10:33 PM — Ken Livingstone has accused Mayor Boris Johnston and the Metropolitan Police of complacency when it comes to tackling homophobic crime in the capital.
7th March 2012
Ken Livingstone denies ‘scaling down’ £150-a-head gay fundraiser 38
2:18 PM — Ken Livingstone's campaign has denied 'scaling down' a £150-a-head gay dinner fundraiser for his bid to be elected London Mayor in 2012 after it emerged the event is now a £10 drinks reception.
21st February 2012
Comment: Gay marriage will make us a beacon of equality 88
12:59 PM — Ken Livingstone writes that opposition to equal marriage is "a reminder that the battle for LGBT equality is not over".
17th February 2012
Comment: East London gay pub isn’t at risk, so why smear Ken Livingstone? 133
5:47 PM — Tom Copley argues that the White Swan pub in Tower Hamlets is not being threatened under 'sex establishment' rules and attempts to associate Ken Livingstone with the plans are part of a smear campaign against the former mayor.
10th February 2012
Ken Livingstone: A gay banker would have his penis cut off in Dubai 90
2:47 PM — The 2012 London mayoral hopeful had almost been clear of controversy for the week when he suggested gay bankers would be mutilated in the emirate of Dubai.
9th February 2012
Comment: Ken Livingstone broke new ground for gay Londoners 53
6:13 PM — Yesterday, former mayor of London Ken Livingstone was criticised for telling a journalist that the Conservative party was "riddled" with gays. Today, he told LBC radio the comment was, in a way, complimentary. Now, Labour leader of Lambeth Council Steve Reed explains why he is backing Mr Livingstone.