The Pink Paper reports that Brian Paddick is leading among London gay voters, according to a (rather small) opinion poll.
That's understandable and reasonable. Paddick deserves a lot of kudos for his courage in coming out when he was a senior policeman. But I hope these voters will realise that (since Paddick is unlikely to win) they need to put Livingstone as their second preference, because he has also been impeccably pro-gay throughout his political career:
Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association secretary, George Broadhead, praised Mr Livingstone for his "long-standing support for lesbian and gay rights notably inaugurating the first ever registration of their partnerships - and his enthusiastic support for the London Pride events".