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.
26th July 2013
New York: Gay mayoral candidate Christine Quinn regains poll lead 13
7:00 PM — Christine Quinn, the gay Democratic candidate who’s vying to become the next mayor of New York City has recaptured her lead in the latest opinion poll of Democratic voters.
19th July 2013
Mexico’s first openly gay mayor ‘not in favour’ of equal marriage 30
3:50 PM — Mexico's first openly gay elected mayor Benjamin Medrano says he is currently not in favour of equal marriage.
16th July 2013
Germany: Berlin Mayor files legal complaint against rapper for anti-gay lyrics 19
6:24 PM — A German rapper is the subject of a legal complaint filed by Berlin's mayor, who has accused him of releasing a video containing anti-gay lyrics, and which incites violence.
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.