15th December 2014
This Texas mayor delivered an incredible speech backing an equal rights law 8
1:39 PM — A mayor in the city of Plano, Texas has delivered an impassioned speech in support of rights for same-sex couples.
13th December 2014
South Korea: Seoul mayor apologises for axing human rights charter 7
3:01 PM — The Mayor of Seoul has issued an apology to LGBT activists, after scrapping a charter that would have outlawed discrimination against gays.
7th December 2014
South Korea: LGBT protesters occupy Seoul City Hall after rights charter axed 2
2:25 PM — A group of protesters have staged a sit-in at Seoul City Hall, after the government dropped plans for a human rights charter which banned discrimination against gays.
Poland’s first openly gay mayor takes power 3
1:02 PM — Poland's first ever openly gay mayor Robert Biedron has officially taken up his office.
1st December 2014
Poland just got its first out gay mayor! 17
10:07 AM — An LGBT campaigner has just won a mayoral election in northern Poland, and is what is thought to be the country's first out gay mayor.
24th November 2014
Ivan Massow to run for Mayor of London 26
12:46 PM — Gay rights campaigner and entrepreneur Ivan Massow has announced that he will run for Mayor of London.
31st October 2014
Former Boston mayor and gay rights champion Tom Menino dies 1
4:37 PM — Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino - who was a prominent advocate for gay rights - has died, aged 71.
26th October 2014
US: Daughter of lesbian Houston mayor refused driver’s license because she has two mothers 7
5:23 PM — The daughter of the Mayor of Houston was refused a driver's license by the Texas Department of Public Safety - because she has two mothers.
23rd October 2014
Seoul: Korea University student council bans anti-gay discrimination on campus 2
11:19 AM — In a first for a South Korean university, students at the Korea University in Seoul have revised their council's rules to ban anti-gay discrimination on campus.
22nd October 2014
Italy: Mayor of Rome might take same-sex marriage fight to European Court 8
6:57 PM — The Mayor of Rome has said that he may take the case for equal marriage to the European Court of Human Rights.
7th October 2014
Italy: Bologna mayor refuses to annul overseas same-sex marriages 20
3:18 PM — Despite instructions from the Italian Interior Ministry this morning, the Mayor of Bologna has refused to annul the marriages of gay and lesbian couples entered into abroad.
13th September 2014
Boris Johnson selected to stand for Parliament in Uxbridge and South Ruislip 10
11:58 AM — London Mayor Boris Johnson has been selected to stand for Parliament as a Tory candidate in Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
12th September 2014
Canada: Anti-gay Toronto mayor Rob Ford drops re-election bid 10
6:28 PM — Toronto's anti-gay mayor Rob Ford has dropped his re-election bid after being hospitalised with a tumour.
27th August 2014
Germany: Out Berlin mayor to stand down 2
11:41 AM — Berlin's out mayor has announced that he is quitting at the end of the year, after 13 years in the role.
22nd August 2014
US: Nashville Mayor endorses same-sex marriage 4
4:02 PM — The Mayor of Nashville has announced his support for same-sex marriage.
6th August 2014
Boris Johnson will run for Parliament at next year’s election 29
12:42 PM — Boris Johnson has confirmed he will likely run for a seat in the House of Commons in next year's general election.
28th July 2014
US: Out gay politician to run for Chicago mayor in 2015
7:36 PM — Dennis Sneyers, an out gay politician from Illinois, has announced plans to run for mayor of Chicago in 2015.
25th July 2014
France: Mayor who opposes same-sex marriage officiates son’s wedding to a man 11
3:47 PM — A French mayor who condemned and mocked same-sex marriage has officiated the wedding between his son and his male partner.
13th July 2014
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: I’m a spendaphobe, not a homophobe 16
11:54 AM — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has dodged questions about whether he is homophobic, claiming to be a "spendaphobe" instead.
11th July 2014
Italy: Mayor attempting to ban all gay kissing 11
3:30 PM — A Mayor has launched a proposal to ban all public gay kissing in his town.