28th March 2014
Nigeria: Islamic courts bail 7 men charged with breaking anti-gay laws 1
1:48 PM — Two Islamic courts in northern Nigeria have secretly released on bail seven men on trial for allegedly breaking anti-gay laws, officials say.
EU puts pressure on Uganda in closed talks about anti-gay law 8
10:54 AM — Ugandan officials are holding talks with EU representatives over the country's anti-homosexuality law.
27th March 2014
Obama: Russia should protect gays, not target them 4
3:39 PM — Barack Obama has chided Russia for its continued anti-gay laws and policies, in a wide-ranging speech in Brussels.
Video: Lesbian asylum seeker faces ‘death sentence’ if deported to Nigeria 5
2:01 PM — More than 23,000 people have signed a petition against the deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Nigeria who says that her girlfriend was murdered in the country and fears the same fate.
26th March 2014
Kenya: Government spokesman says ‘homosexuality as serious as terrorism’ 26
9:26 PM — Kenya's parliamentary majority leader has claimed that homosexuality is as serious a threat as terrorism.
Zimbabwe: Man who claimed stab victim was gay acquitted of attempted murder 9
12:52 PM — A man in Zimbabwe has reportedly been acquitted of stabbing a man who he says is gay.
25th March 2014
UAE: Court upholds men’s 6-month jail term for ‘sodomy’ 10
8:29 PM — A court in the United Arab Emirates has upheld a six month jail term handed to two men who are alleged to have had sex.
Ethiopia to make homosexuality a non-pardonable offence 81
10:54 AM — Politicians in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offences considered non-pardonable under the country's amnesty law.
24th March 2014
US Government taking ‘additional steps’ over Uganda’s anti-gay law 3
7:28 PM — The US Government is looking at taking “additional steps” in protecting LGBT citizens facing persecution from Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.
19th March 2014
UK: Protest held outside Ugandan High Commission over anti-gay law 4
9:13 PM — A protest was held outside the Ugandan High Commission in London this evening, calling on Uganda to repeal its anti-gay law.
London: Protest due to take place outside Ugandan Commission over anti-gay laws 1
1:42 PM — A protest outside Uganda's High Commission in London is taking place this afternoon.
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.