19th March 2014
President of Uganda: Polygamy is part of African life – homosexuality is not 21
12:18 PM — Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has accused the West of double standards for criminalising polygamy whilst approving of homosexuality.
18th March 2014
African leaders may shun EU summit over sanctions imposed on Uganda and Nigeria for their anti-gay laws 11
2:53 PM — An organisation representing African nations says leaders from the continent may pull out of an upcoming European summit over efforts to impose sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria.
17th March 2014
Homophobic pastor claims Ugandan President will join procession in celebration of anti-gay law 4
6:46 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, is set to join a procession celebrating the implementation of a law harshening punishments for those found guilty of homosexuality, an adamantly homophobic pastor has claimed.
16th March 2014
Ugandan gay rights activist says her own mother threatened to hand her into police over anti-gay laws 5
11:35 AM — Clare Byarugaba, a Ugandan human rights officer, has spoken up on her experiences as a lesbian since the passage of recent anti-gay legislation, including an account of where her own mother threatened to turn her into the police.
14th March 2014
UN Human Rights Chief: Nigeria’s anti-gay law ‘violates international law’ 12
8:32 PM — The UN human rights chief has warned Nigeria that the country's new anti-gay law is in violation of international law.
US suspends some aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 2
12:53 PM — The United States has suspended some aid to Uganda's ministry of health as a response to the country's passing of anti-gay laws.
13th March 2014
European Parliament calls for sanctions against Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws 6
5:35 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning homophobic laws in Nigeria and Uganda.
12th March 2014
Zimbabwe: Gay rights activists arrested in police raid at hotel
5:40 PM — Two gay rights campaigners in Zimbabwe have been arrested for allegedly convening a public meeting without authorisation.
11th March 2014
Former legal adviser to Ugandan President demands repeal of anti-gay law 7
6:25 PM — An MP and former legal adviser to President Yoweri Museveni says he’s prepared to lose an election over his stance against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law.
Activists demand Ugandan Supreme Court overturns anti-gay law 1
2:50 PM — Campaigners have asked Uganda’s highest court to overturn the country’s newly-imposed anti-homosexuality law.
10th March 2014
Orange suspends advertising deal with Uganda’s anti-gay Red Pepper paper 6
12:01 PM — Orange says it will remove its adverts from a leading homophobic newspaper in Uganda.
7th March 2014
Malaysia: Ex-Deputy Prime Minister jailed for five years on sodomy charges 4
7:20 PM — Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges.
Irish Government: ‘It would not be appropriate’ to cut aid to Uganda over its anti-gay law 46
12:55 PM — Ireland has announced it will continue to give financial aid to Uganda despite its anti-homosexuality law.
6th March 2014
Ugandan newspaper claims economy will not suffer due to ‘hullabaloo’ over anti-gay law 14
7:41 PM — A writer for a Ugandan newspaper has written a column claiming that international aid cuts to Uganda will not affect the country's economy, and predicts that after the "anti-gay hullabaloo" has "died down", countries and companies will continue to invest.
Nigeria: 4 men charged with breaking anti-gay laws whipped in Islamic court 18
1:46 PM — A human rights group says four men convicted of breaking anti-gay laws have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.
MSP James Dornan: We must pressure Uganda to drop its anti-gay law during the Commonwealth Games 25
10:43 AM — MSP James Dornan says the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow represents a key moment where Scotland can urge Uganda to repeal its anti-homosexuality law.
5th March 2014
Arizona Senator comes out: ‘I’m gay, I’m Latino, and it’s okay’ 4
9:39 PM — An Arizona state Senator has come out as gay, after the state's governor had to veto a senate bill which would have legalised anti-gay discrimination.
Cycling star calls on anti-gay Ugandan politicians to be banned from Commonwealth Games 19
5:31 PM — Graeme Obree has called for Ugandan politicians who support the country's anti-homosexuality law to be banned from attending the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Sweden cuts aid to Uganda over anti-gay legislation 10
12:55 PM — Following the lead of several countries last week, Sweden announced today that it would cut its planned aid to Uganda over recently introduced anti-gay legislation.
4th March 2014
Duncan James: ‘It’s scary what’s happening to gays in Russia’ 10
8:27 PM — Blue singer Duncan James has said that the treatment of gay people in Russia is 'scary', and that he feels lucky to live in the UK.