14th May 2015
Conservatives select gay candidate for Tower Hamlets mayor 19
1:27 PM — The Conservative party has selected an openly gay candidate to run for the Mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London.
9th May 2015
Police investigating ‘gay cure’ activists for handing out leaflets on tube 11
2:26 PM — Police are investigating allegations that 'gay cure' activists broke the law by handing out political leaflets on the London Underground on election day.
20th April 2015
Court smacks down petition to stop Houston LGBT rights law 9
1:52 PM — A court has upheld an equal rights ordinance in Houston, Texas - after rejecting a legal challenge from anti-gay activists.
27th March 2015
San Francisco mayor bans trips to Indiana over anti-gay law 6
6:50 PM — The Mayor of San Francisco has banned all city-funded trips to the state of Indiana, after it enacted an anti-gay law.
18th January 2015
Italy: Mayor of Milan facing criminal charges for registering same-sex marriages 6
3:47 PM — The Mayor of Milan claims he is facing criminal charges, after he agreed to register a number of same-sex marriages carried out abroad.
London mayoral hopeful Ivan Massow expecting a baby with lesbian couple 9
12:47 PM — Gay rights campaigner Ivan Massow - who is running for Mayor of London - has announced he is expecting a baby.
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 4
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.