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.
Canada: Toronto Mayor fresh out of rehab votes against helping homeless LGBT teens 17
11:24 AM — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has voted against a proposal that would provide help for homeless LGBT teens, the only person to do so.
29th June 2014
US: Lesbian police chief sworn back in, after being fired by homophobic mayor 8
3:40 PM — A lesbian police chief, who was fired by her town's homophobic mayor, has finally been sworn back in.
US: St Louis marries four same-sex couples in spite of state ban 1
3:05 PM — Four same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in St Louis, Missouri, despite the state constitutionally banning same-sex marriage.
26th June 2014
US: Mayor makes last-ditch attempt to keep lesbian ex-Chief of Police out of job 12
3:50 PM — The career of a lesbian police chief purportedly fired for her sexuality once again hangs in the balance, just hours after a referendum seemed to confirm that she would be reinstated.
25th June 2014
US: Lesbian police chief set to be reinstated after dismissal by ‘homophobic’ mayor 3
12:57 PM — A lesbian police chief purportedly fired for her sexuality looks set to be reinstated, after residents in Latta, South Carolina, voted to shift powers away from its mayor, who has been accused of homophobia, to its town council.
15th June 2014
New York mayor: I won’t march in St Patrick’s Day parade until it includes gay people
6:17 PM — New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has said he will continue to boycott New York's annual St Patrick's Day parade until it includes LGBT people.
13th June 2014
US: Rhode Island gay mayoral candidate ‘proposes’ to husband in campaign ad 1
6:52 PM — A gay mayoral candidate in Providence, Rhode Island, has debuted a campaign ad recreating his proposal to his husband.
5th June 2014
US: Long Beach elects first openly gay mayor
8:24 PM — An openly gay Democrat has been elected as the mayor of Long Beach, California.
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.