20 May 2013Human Rights Watch urges Zambia to drop charges in sodomy case + The Human Rights Watch has urged authorities in Zambia to release two men who were arrested and charged on allegations of sodomy earlier in May.
16 May 2013Ukraine: Amnesty pushes urgent introduction of anti-LGBT discrimination laws + Amnesty International has published a report which urges the Ukrainian Government to introduce legislation to tackle discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, following a number of attacks.
9 May 2013Amnesty urges Zambian authorities to release gay men arrested on sodomy allegations 1 Amnesty International has urged authorities in Zambia to release two men who were arrested and charged on allegations of sodomy earlier this week.
25 April 2013Two years on and still no justice for South African lesbian murder victim Noxolo Nogwaza 4 Family, friends and campaigners are remembering Noxolo Nogwaza, a young lesbian in South Africa, who was raped and murdered two years ago this week after a night out with friends.
15 April 2013Former Commonwealth human rights head becomes Kaleidoscope Trust chair + LGBT charity the Kaleidoscope Trust has elected a former Commonwealth human rights senior official as its new chair.
30 March 2013Northern Ireland: Amnesty warns of future legal battle over marriage inequality 7 Amnesty International and the Rainbow Project have warned that the Northern Irish government will be subject to "a straightforward legal challenge on the basis of inferior treatment" from its residents, unless it brings its laws in line with the rest of the UK on equal marriage.
4 February 2013Amnesty: Russian anti-gay law will restrict the human rights of LGBT people 3 Amnesty International has spoken out against the Russian draft law which outlaws the “propaganda of homosexuality among minors”, saying that it restricts the human rights of LGBT people.
24 January 2013Amnesty International releases report on ‘horrid’ state of LGBT rights in Cameroon 1 Amnesty International has renewed its pressure on Cameroon to change its anti-gay laws with a report released today.
5 November 2012Malawi suspends anti-gay laws 15 Malawi has halted the enforcement of laws that criminalise same-sex relationships after comments made by the country’s Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara.
29 October 2012South Africa’s president drops legal case against cartoonist 7 Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, whose position on HIV/AIDS and gay rights has repeatedly been cited by campaigners as holding the country back, has dropped a lawsuit against one of his critics.
3 October 2012Russian court backs St Petersburg’s anti-gay law 15 Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s second largest city of St Petersburg can continue to enforce its homophobic censorship law.
14 September 2012Malaysian government criticised for hosting seminars to spot ‘gay children’ 9 The Malaysian government has been criticised by Amnesty International for hosting a series of seminars for parents and teachers, claiming how to identify if a child is gay.
6 September 2012Turkey: Gay teenager allegedly murdered by father and uncle 33 According to Hurriyet Daily News, the killing took place in the south eastern province of Diyarbakir last month.
13 January 2012Man arrested for Facebook gay date in Saudi Arabia 109 As British prime minister, David Cameron visits Saudi Arabia today, activists report the plight of a man arrested by the religious police who may face corporal punishment.
25 November 2011Amnesty urges Cameroon to release men on gay sex charges 10 The human rights organisation says at least ten individuals in Yaoundé and the largest city of Douala have been arrested under the country’s homophobic laws since March.
14 October 2011‘Inspirational’ Ugandan lesbian campaigner wins human rights award 8 Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, the Ugandan gay rights campaigner, has been honoured with a prestigious human rights award.
19 August 2011Cameroon men arrested for ‘looking feminine’ 18 The lawyer for two men facing trial in Cameroon for homosexuality offences says they were arrested for looking feminine.
15 August 2011Amnesty: Cameroon must release men on gay sex charges 10 Amnesty International has called for Cameroonian officials to immediately release two young men charged with homosexuality offences.
7 June 2011Amnesty fights for Cameroonian man jailed for three years on charges of being gay 35 Thousands of Amnesty International supporters are appealing to the authorities in Cameroon for the immediate release of a man jailed for charges of "homosexuality and attempted homosexuality".
12 January 2011Ghanaian reggae star calls homosexuality a ‘disorder’ 141 A Ghanaian reggae artist has been criticised after he called homosexuality a "disorder" in an interview.
Articles about Amnesty International
- UK: Ugandan rapist who claimed he was at risk of homophobic persecution deported+
- Florida: Lesbian teen expelled from school and charged over same-sex relationship2
- US: LGBT activists protests against removal of gay protections from immigration reform bill+
- Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: I’ve not come out strongly against same-sex unions, but we don’t do them15
- US: Boy Scouts council to vote on lifting ban on gay members1
- US church: Equal marriage bill is to blame for violent Woolwich murder15
- US Boy Scouts President: Allowing gay boy scouts would be ‘the right decision’1
- Peter Tatchell: ‘I may disagree with David Cameron on austerity, but on equal marriage I salute him’9
- Ukraine: Gay pride rally cancelled by court for fear that it will spark violence+
- Cornwall: Tory deputy chair Sarah Newton defends abstaining in equal marriage Commons vote14
- US church blames Woolwich suspected terror killing on UK acceptance of gay people48
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur 60
- David Cameron called 'marriage wrecker' and warned of 'long battle' over equal marriage in House of Lords47
- Seven amusing and shocking things we learned during the equal marriage debate7
- Columnist Richard Godwin: Does Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth 'dream that everyone in Soho wants to bum him?' 10
- Sir Gerald Howarth: 'I should have used 'militant' rather than 'aggressive' to describe the 'homosexuality community'46
- US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins56
- Lib Dem MP John Pugh criticised for voting against equal marriage bill -- Simon Hughes and Tim Fallon abstained17
- US church: Equal marriage bill is to blame for violent Woolwich murder15
- US radio host: Employers should be allowed to discriminate against gays who 'display their lifestyle'46
- London: Gay couple threatened with death in violent late night homophobic assault141
- Government considers watered down same-sex marriage bill to minimise Tory rebellion133
- Tory MP Gerald Howarth: 'There are plenty in the aggressive homosexual community who want more than just same-sex marriage'94
- France: Far right activist commits suicide in Notre Dame following legalisation of equal marriage93
- Philip Hammond: 'No great demand for gay marriage and it's upsetting vast numbers of people'73
- Government to consider abolishing civil partnerships or opening up to straight couples68
- Norman Tebbit: David Cameron has 'f**** things up' with his equal marriage bill66
- David Cameron: Gay teenagers will stand that bit taller following equal marriage vote62
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur60
- Lib Dem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes: 'Marriage should be between one man and one woman'58
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