4th February 2013
Amnesty: Russian anti-gay law will restrict the human rights of LGBT people 3
1:24 PM — 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.
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.
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.
29th October 2012
South Africa’s president drops legal case against cartoonist 7
9:28 PM — 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.
3rd October 2012
Russian court backs St Petersburg’s anti-gay law 15
2:32 PM — Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s second largest city of St Petersburg can continue to enforce its homophobic censorship law.
14th September 2012
Malaysian government criticised for hosting seminars to spot ‘gay children’ 9
6:24 PM — 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.
6th September 2012
Turkey: Gay teenager allegedly murdered by father and uncle 33
1:04 PM — According to Hurriyet Daily News, the killing took place in the south eastern province of Diyarbakir last month.
13th January 2012
Man arrested for Facebook gay date in Saudi Arabia 110
10:32 PM — 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.
25th November 2011
Amnesty urges Cameroon to release men on gay sex charges 10
10:48 AM — 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.
14th October 2011
‘Inspirational’ Ugandan lesbian campaigner wins human rights award 8
1:54 PM — Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, the Ugandan gay rights campaigner, has been honoured with a prestigious human rights award. The activist, who has risked death to speak up for other LGBT people, received the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in Geneva on Wednesday.
19th August 2011
Cameroon men arrested for ‘looking feminine’ 18
1:41 PM — The lawyer for two men facing trial in Cameroon for homosexuality offences says they were arrested for looking feminine. Alice Nkom, speaking to BBC News, said that her clients, aged 19 and 20, were accused of homosexuality because their hair was "dressed like women".
15th August 2011
Amnesty: Cameroon must release men on gay sex charges 10
3:37 PM — Amnesty International has called for Cameroonian officials to immediately release two young men charged with homosexuality offences. The pair, a 19-year-old known only as Jonas, and a 20-year-old known only as Francky - were arrested on July 25th in a car outside a night club in the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé.
7th June 2011
Amnesty fights for Cameroonian man jailed for three years on charges of being gay 35
10:22 AM — 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".
12th January 2011
Ghanaian reggae star calls homosexuality a ‘disorder’ 141
4:30 PM — A Ghanaian reggae artist has been criticised after he called homosexuality a "disorder" in an interview. Blakk Rasta told GhanaMusic.com: "It is not the normal concept of life. Every man must sex a woman and not otherwise. Homosexuality is a mental/genetically disorder, in my opinion."
23rd June 2010
Brussels festival cancels Beenie Man’s appearance
10:22 AM — Organisers of the Belgian Couleur Cafe Festival, held annually in Brussels, have cancelled their invitation to openly homophobic Jamaican Dancehall singer Beenie Man.
19th January 2010
Malawi defends prosecution of gay couple 6
12:08 PM — Malawi's government has defended the prosecution of a gay couple who had a wedding ceremony. Information minister Leckford Mwanza Thoto said Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were "clearly breaking the laws of Malawi."