London Borough of Southwark
The Southwark Diocese Lesbian and Gay Network was formed in 1993.
In November 1996 LGCM held its 20th anniversary event at Southwark Cathedral with John Gladwin, then Bishop of Guildford, as preacher. This was the first Anglican cathedral service in Britain held for gay people.
In 2006 a local councillor claimed that the Borough was run by a "gay clique".
In 2009 Liberal Democrat Councillor Jeff Hook became mayor of Southwark with his civil partner, Alvin Foo Onn Lee, as his official consort. Cllr Hook took part in the London Pride parade that year wearing his mayoral robes and chain in the Southwark open-topped bus.