28th May 2014
US: Mayor of Pittsburgh to marry 20 same-sex couples in mass wedding at Pride 3
10:00 PM — The Mayor of Pittsburgh has announced he plans to marry up to 20 same-sex couples at Pride next month, to celebrate marriage equality in Pennsylvania.
US: Pittsburgh Mayor ‘thrilled’ to officiate at same-sex weddings 1
2:26 PM — The mayor of Pittsburgh has said he is "thrilled" at the idea of officiating at same-sex weddings, and will begin doing so in June.
24th May 2014
Lib Dem peer Brian Paddick: I was trapped in an abusive relationship 6
3:57 PM — Liberal Democrat peer Brian Paddick has revealed he was in an abusive relationship with his former partner, when he was Britain's most senior gay police officer.
10th April 2014
US: Seattle mayor supports scout leader who was banned for being gay 2
9:30 PM — The Mayor of Seattle has defended a scout leader who was fired for being gay and has refused to leave his post.
6th March 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit cleared to become mayor 20
10:22 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was 'disturbed' that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools is set to become Bristol's next Lord Mayor.
US: Santa Fe elects first openly gay mayor 1
8:36 PM — Santa Fe has elected its first ever openly gay mayor, former state Democratic party chairman Javier Gonzales.
4th March 2014
Boston Mayor appears hopeful for agreement between St Patrick’s Day organisers and gay veterans
4:53 PM — The Mayor of Boston has continued pushing for a group of gay veterans to be allowed to march in the St Patrick's Day parade in his city, and appeared hopeful that the group would be able to strike a deal with organisers.
3rd March 2014
New York Mayor joins equality march as main St Patrick’s Day parade bans gays 5
8:40 PM — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday joined a pro-gay St Patrick's Day march, due to the state's main parade banning gay groups.
13th February 2014
New York and Boston mayors plan to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over ban on gay marchers 38
5:21 PM — The mayors of New York and Boston both plan to snub St Patrick's Day parades in their respective cities because organisers continue to ban gay people from marching.
2nd January 2014
US: Gay, Republican, Roman Catholic sworn in as mayor of Atlantic City 8
5:18 PM — In a possible first for Atlantic City, an openly gay man who is also Catholic and Republican was this week sworn in as mayor.
12th November 2013
Israel: Interior Minister condemns Beit Shemesh mayor who said gays ‘do not exist’ in his city 9
3:02 PM — The Israeli Minister of Internal Affairs has denounced the mayor of Beit Shemesh after he recently claimed his city doesn’t have “things” like gay people because it is “holy and pure.”
6th November 2013
US: Houston Mayor Annise Parker wins third and final re-election
4:22 PM — Annise Parker was re-elected on Tuesday to her third and final term as mayor of Houston, Texas.
18th October 2013
France’s highest court rules mayors cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriages 10
12:15 PM — France's highest court has ruled that mayors cannot refuse to hold same-sex weddings in the country.
17th October 2013
US mayor: ‘God is against queers and don’t ram gay marriage down my throat!’ 41
3:41 PM — The mayor of a small town in South Carolina is under fire for responding to the arrival of equal marriage elsewhere by saying “I don’t want it rammed down by throat”, and for repeatedly using the word “queer”.
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.
18th September 2013
Mayor of London: I won’t end twinning arrangement with Moscow despite anti-gay laws 18
1:33 PM — Boris Johnson believes it would be wrong to break the capital's cultural ties with Moscow because of anti-gay legislation passed by the Russian Parliament - although the senior Tory "is deeply concerned" by the situation.
12th September 2013
Turkey: First ever openly gay mayoral candidate announces bid 2
4:08 PM — A Turkish man who studied in the United States is aiming to become the first openly gay person to hold public office in Turkey.
11th September 2013
New York Democrats fail to choose first openly gay and first female mayoral nominee 9
11:30 AM — The openly gay New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, on Tuesday evening conceded in the primary election, placing third behind her two opponents.
24th August 2013
Russia: Putin critic vows to allow gay pride rallies in Moscow if elected as Mayor 13
8:30 PM — One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics has said gay pride marches would be permitted in Moscow, if he is elected as the city's next Mayor.
29th July 2013
Canada: Vancouver Mayor attacks Russia over anti-gay laws ahead of Winter Olympics 10
11:41 PM — The mayor of Vancouver has spoken out to heavily criticise the recent introduction of Russian anti-gay laws ahead of the Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi in 2014.