20th March 2013
Pope Francis criticised for greeting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe 39
2:13 PM — Pope Francis has been criticised by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell for meeting with President Robert Mugabe.
18th March 2013
50,000 sign online anti-homophobia in football petition following Nigerian coach’s anti-gay remarks
1:14 PM — Nearly 50,000 people have signed a petition that calls on FIFA to take action against homophobia in football following the recent comments of a Nigerian women’s football coach.
14th March 2013
UK: Green Party LGBT group criticises UK Border Agency following death of lesbian Ugandan asylum seeker Jackie Nanyonjo 16
10:47 AM — The Green Party’s LGBT campaign group has criticised the UK Border Agency for deporting a lesbian asylum seeker who died last Friday in Uganda - with campaigners staging a protest outside the Home Office at 12.30pm.
13th March 2013
UK: Protest planned outside Home Office following death of lesbian Ugandan asylum seeker 53
1:15 PM — Campaigners are blaming the UK Border Agency for deporting an asylum seeker who has reportedly died in Uganda after she claimed she was at risk of homophobic persecution.
11th March 2013
Justice for Gay Africans: ‘Queen’s Commonwealth charter is silent on sexuality’ 27
7:21 PM — Justice for Gay Africans says the new Commonwealth Charter – due to be signed by the Queen shortly – lacks teeth when it comes to protecting LGBT rights throughout the Commonwealth.
Nigerian Football Federation says it hasn’t banned lesbians from professional football 1
3:05 PM — The Nigerian Football Federation says lesbians have not been banned from playing in the West African country following recent reports.
8th March 2013
Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai accused of ‘hate speech’ by gay rights group 11
3:15 PM — Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has been criticised for denouncing homosexuality and reportedly saying marriage “should be between a man and a woman.”
5th March 2013
Malawian asylum seeker who claimed of being at risk of homophobic persecution deported from UK 15
1:34 PM — An asylum seeker from Malawi, who claimed he was at risk of homophobic persecution and said that the authorities in Malawi are looking to punish him for the actions of his father in the killing of a religious leader, has now been deported from the UK.
26th February 2013
US radio host praises African countries for refusing to decriminalise homosexuality 24
4:27 PM — Linda Harvey, a host of the Ohio based Christian radio station WRFD has praised countries which refuse to decriminalise homosexuality and said that the "radical" effort of the White House to achieve equal human rights
21st February 2013
Ghana’s president attempts to appease anti-gay critics of children’s minister 8
3:26 PM — Ghana’s President John Mahama has commented for the first time in the row over the country’s new children’s minister, with critics saying she is too sympathetic on the issue of homosexuality.
19th February 2013
Oscar Pistorius dropped from ‘It Gets Better’ South Africa campaign against anti-gay bullying 9
11:12 AM — The South African branch of the 'It Gets Better' campaign, which tackles anti-LGBT bullying, has severed its ties with Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius following his arrest over the shooting of his girlfriend.
18th February 2013
UK theatre producer David Cecil: Most Ugandans are not homophobic and it is not a terrible place 28
8:42 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil has spoken of how he was taken from his family in Uganda for staging a play with a gay character, but says that the majority of Ugandans are not homophobic.
12th February 2013
Uganda: British producer of gay play deported from country 3
11:21 AM — UK theatre producer David Cecil, who was charged with breaking Uganda’s laws in relation to his play featuring a gay storyline has been deported from the country.
11th February 2013
Analysis: Who is the favourite to succeed Pope Benedict XVI? 26
2:53 PM — Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson is a strong contender to become the next Pope – but would he be less of a homophobe than the current incumbent?
8th February 2013
Gay Cameroon asylum seeker assaulted by private security team at Heathrow Airport 9
5:59 PM — An asylum seeker from Cameroon, who has previously been persecuted due to his sexuality in his home country, claims he was assaulted by private security at Heathrow Airport.
Ghana: Justice Minister-designate opposes gay rights 6
1:25 PM — The Justice Minister-designate for Ghana has said that the constitution should be interpreted as criminalising homosexuality, despite her colleague's claims that gay people have rights.
4th February 2013
Mali: Two men saved from execution for being gay, following French intervention 11
3:21 PM — Two men were saved from execution for being gay, after French, and other international forces intervened in Mali to end Islamist Rule.
24th January 2013
Amnesty International releases report on ‘horrid’ state of LGBT rights in Cameroon 1
2:03 PM — Amnesty International has renewed its pressure on Cameroon to change its anti-gay laws with a report released today.
2nd January 2013
Ugandan preacher issues anti-gay New Year’s message at large-scale rally 16
6:37 PM — A preacher in Uganda decided to ring in 2013 by urging the country to pass its lingering Anti-Homosexuality Bill in front of a screaming crowd.
Uganda: British producer of gay play has charges dropped 3
1:39 PM — A Ugandan court has dismissed the case against a British theatre producer who faced two years in jail for staging a play which featured a gay storyline.