30th June 2013
London: Senior gay Tory dismisses ‘hissy fit’ reaction to Boris Johnson’s ‘up the Arcelor’ joke 20
1:26 PM — The Leader of the Conservative Group in the Greater London Assembly has defended Boris Johnson from criticism over a controversial joke he made about gay men taking their husbands up the “Arcelor” on their wedding day.
21st June 2013
New York mayoral hopeful apologises for approach to voter who called his rival a ‘dyke’ 7
3:40 PM — Anthony Weiner, who is a hopeful in the New York City mayoral race, issued an apology on Thursday after a reporter published a conversation he had with a voter during which she called his rival Christine Quinn, a "dyke".
14th June 2013
Northern Ireland elects first openly gay mayor 5
4:54 PM — An Alliance Party councillor in Northern Ireland has become the country’s first openly gay elected mayor.
31st May 2013
New York mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn: I feel uneasy that people might judge me for being gay 4
12:56 AM — Openly gay New York City Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, has released an extract from her autobiography, in which she reflects on sometimes feeling "a faint sense of unease", that she might be judged for being gay.
13th May 2013
US: Rainbow flags flown on Minnesota ‘Freedom to Marry Bridge’ ahead of Senate vote on equal marriage 4
4:02 PM — Rainbow flags are being flown in St Paul, Minnesota ahead of today's Senate vote on equal marriage, and the city's mayor has renamed a bridge Freedom to Marry Bridge, in support of the measure.
9th May 2013
Mississippi: Family of gay murdered mayoral candidate Marco McMillian to hold press conference 1
3:32 PM — The family of a murdered gay politician in Mississippi are renewing their push for a federal investigation and will hold a news conference on Thursday
8th May 2013
Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz to run for mayor of Tel Aviv
11:22 AM — Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz has formally announced his intention to run for mayor of Tel Aviv.
5th May 2013
New Zealand: World’s first trans MP suffering kidney failure 7
9:39 AM — A former MP who was the first openly transgender person in the world to hold the position has announced that she will not be making a planned return to politics, stating that she has chronic kidney failure.
3rd May 2013
Doncaster: Mayor who tried to cut Pride funding voted out of office 8
6:03 PM — Doncaster Mayor Peter Davies, who previously tried to cut funding for the town’s annual gay pride event, has been voted out of office.
France: Gay mayor receives bullets in post after giving interview about equal marriage 11
12:46 PM — The mayor of a town in eastern France has made a complaint to police after being sent bullets in the post following an interview he gave during which he discussed equal marriage and adoption.
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.
3rd April 2013
Greater London Authority ranked a dismal 278th in Stonewall Equality Index 14
6:06 PM — A Freedom of Information request has revealed the Greater London Authority (GLA) was ranked 278th for this year’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index – falling from second place in 2008.
28th February 2013
US: Police launch murder probe after gay Mississippi mayoral candidate found dead 7
12:45 PM — An indivdual has been questioned by police following the death of a gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi.
14th January 2013
Mayor apologises for calling UKIP ‘racists and homophobes’ 24
2:36 PM — A town Mayor from Cumbria has apologised to a UKIP member after describing the party as "racist and homophobic" on Twitter.
3rd November 2012
US: San Diego mayoral candidate would be first gay GOP big city leader 4
2:38 AM — Both mayoral candidates for the upcoming mayoral election in the city of San Diego, California, offer a step forward for the city.
8th August 2012
Gay former mayoral aide not guilty of extreme image charges at ‘#porntrial’ 77
2:41 PM — Gay former London mayoral aide, barrister and city alderman Simon Walsh has been found not guilty of five counts of possessing extreme pornography and one count of possessing an indecent image.
17th July 2012
Liverpool: Mayoral candidate to sue police for flying rainbow flag 36
1:53 PM — A man who recently lost a bid to be Liverpool's mayor has said he will sue the city's police force for flying the rainbow flag for IDAHO.
6th July 2012
Comment: London Mayor accused over WorldPride fiasco 59
12:02 PM — Peter Tatchell argues that the Mayor of London Boris Johnson "could have rescued Pride but has apparently chosen not to do so".
3rd July 2012
London: Calls to replace Pride organisers for 2013 39
2:59 PM — While a last minute meeting takes place at City Hall to see if it is possible to save parts of London's WorldPride event this weekend, calls have been made to hand the organisation of the event on to a new body in future.
4th May 2012
New Zealand: ‘Gay times are over’ billboard provokes anger 22
12:12 PM — A billboard apparently directed at the first openly lesbian mayor in New Zealand with the slogan 'The gay times are over' has provoked anger from councillors.