- Timothy Hailes becomes the first openly gay man to hold the office
- Stonewall praises election
Role models like Timothy inspire young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people
''We're very pleased to now have an openly gay City Sheriff.
'Having high-profile people across all areas of society, from politics to sport, is crucial to creating inclusive environments and helping ensure the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people at work, at home and in their communities.
'Role models like Timothy inspire young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people by letting them know they are not alone and that they too can feel proud of their identity.'