9th November 2012
Malawi commits U-turn over gay rights pledge 13
1:33 AM — Malawi has back-tracked on its decision to suspend its anti-gay laws after churches and powerful conservative lobby groups fiercely criticised the move.
7th November 2012
Ugandan anti-gay speaker chairs London human rights conference 36
8:12 PM — Conservative MP Margot James has urged for the world’s politicians to promote gay rights at a Westminster conference that was chaired by Uganda’s anti-gay Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
6th November 2012
Egypt: 7 men remain detained over anti-gay charges 12
3:34 PM — Seven men in Egypt, who were arrested for breaking the country’s law on sexual conduct, are reportedly still in prison.
5th November 2012
Malawi suspends anti-gay laws 15
2:57 PM — Malawi has halted the enforcement of laws that criminalise same-sex relationships after comments made by the country’s Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara.
1st November 2012
Peter Tatchell: UK Government broke promise, is still deporting gay asylum seekers 16
11:56 PM — Peter Tatchell is calling on the government and the UK Border Agency to stop deporting LGBT asylum seekers, back to homophobic countries.
25th October 2012
Cameroon: Gay rights supporting lawyer’s children receives death threats 6
7:44 PM — A lawyer in Cameroon, who has made a career of defending gay rights, has been on the receiving end of death threats, along with members of his family.
24th October 2012
Senegal: Gay journalist jailed for stabbing partner 3
9:50 PM — A judge has sentenced a well-known gay Senegalese journalist to four years in prison.
17th October 2012
Cameroon urged to release jailed men for wearing ‘gay’ clothes and for drinking Baileys 15
6:13 PM — The US, EU and campaign groups have strongly condemned Cameroon’s appalling gay rights record ahead of a court appeal involving two men.
15th October 2012
UK: Gay asylum seeker loses deportation fight 54
1:33 PM — A gay Nigerian asylum seeker who was living in Bradford has been deported from the UK.
5th October 2012
UK: Gay man fights deportation to Nigeria 19
11:25 AM — Campaigners are fighting to stop the deportation of a gay man to Nigeria.
1st October 2012
Malawi: President Joyce Banda U-turns on gay rights 25
1:36 PM — Malawi's President Joyce Banda believes her country isn't ready to repeal a law which outlaws homosexuality, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation.
17th September 2012
Uganda: British producer of gay play bailed from jail 3
12:47 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil has been released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play featuring a gay storyline.
22nd August 2012
Zimbabwe: LGBT activists being visited by police after last week’s raid 10
3:29 PM — Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) say that some of the LGBT campaigners arrested last week are being visited by police at home and that those who were not arrested have been ordered to report to their local police stations.
21st August 2012
‘Gay Hate Day’ taking place in Cameroon today 54
12:15 PM — African human rights campaigners and leaders are uniting to denounce a 'Gay Hate Day' taking place today in Cameroon.
15th August 2012
Anonymous hack into Ugandan government websites in protest at their anti-LGBT policies 14
11:57 AM — Anarchic 'hacktivist' group Anonymous hacked into two of the Ugandan government's websites yesterday in protest at their homophobic policies which include the Kill The Gays bill which is currently being deliberated.
14th August 2012
Police raid headquarters of Zimbabwean LGBT rights group 19
10:01 AM — A police raid took place on the headquarters of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) association in Harare over the weekend, in which police arrested 44 gay rights activists.
27th July 2012
Ghana: Newspaper says 82 percent ‘abhor gays’ due to religious affiliation 21
3:43 PM — A Ghanaian newspaper has claimed 82 percent of citizens 'abhor homosexuality' solely because they subscribe to religions whose leaders have spoken out against gay activity.
26th July 2012
Africa: New report accuses US evangelical Christians of promoting homophobia 34
10:53 AM — A liberal thinktank has claimed that right wing US Christian evangelical groups are targeting Africa with an anti-gay agenda.
23rd July 2012
Liberia: Senate votes to criminalise gay marriages 29
10:38 AM — The Liberian senate is reported to have approved a bill criminalising gay marriages in the west African state, but it is unclear whether the president would sign it into law.
6th July 2012
European Parliament condemns violence against lesbians in Africa 4
10:17 AM — The European Parliament yesterday adopted a resolution on violence against lesbian women and gay and transgender rights more generally in Africa.