17th December 2012
Cameroon: Court refuses to release man serving 3-year sentence for ‘homosexual behaviour’ 14
1:24 PM — A court in Cameroon has upheld a conviction against a man found guilty of "homosexual behaviour" for sending a text message to another man.
5th December 2012
Trinidad and Tobago facing legal action by gay activist over homophobic ban 9
5:40 PM — A gay rights activist from Jamaica is planning to sue the neighbouring country of Trinidad and Tobago because of a law that prevents gay people from setting foot on the twin island.
22nd November 2012
Madonna acquitted of breaking Russian anti-gay law 12
5:08 PM — Charges that Madonna broke a homophobic censorship ban in the Russian city of St Petersburg have been dropped – at the same time lawmakers in Moscow have vetoed a proposed anti-gay bill.
16th November 2012
UN calls for gay rights protection in Cameroon ahead of court appeals 6
7:29 PM — The United Nations is calling on Cameroon to end the enforcement of homophobic laws ahead of an appeal involving three men.
14th November 2012
Pressure on Uganda builds over anti-gay law 15
12:07 PM — Human rights campaigners fear they just have “days” to stop Uganda from passing its Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
13th November 2012
Nigeria anti-gay law within striking distance of approval 34
6:47 PM — A bill to further criminalise same-sex relationships in Nigeria has reportedly passed through a second reading in the country’s House of Representatives.
9th November 2012
Malawi commits U-turn over gay rights pledge 13
1:33 AM — Malawi has back-tracked on its decision to suspend its anti-gay laws after churches and powerful conservative lobby groups fiercely criticised the move.
7th November 2012
Ugandan anti-gay speaker chairs London human rights conference 36
8:12 PM — Conservative MP Margot James has urged for the world’s politicians to promote gay rights at a Westminster conference that was chaired by Uganda’s anti-gay Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
6th November 2012
Egypt: 7 men remain detained over anti-gay charges 12
3:34 PM — Seven men in Egypt, who were arrested for breaking the country’s law on sexual conduct, are reportedly still in prison.
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.
26th October 2012
Northern Ireland marks landmark gay rights anniversary 5
10:28 PM — Thirty years ago in 1982 Jeff Dudgeon, a shipping clerk and gay rights activist in Belfast, successfully challenged the criminalisation of sexual relations between men at the European Court of Human Rights.
Jamaica faces legal action over anti-gay laws 15
8:57 PM — Three people have launched legal against Jamaica due to the country’s continued enforcement of anti-gay laws.
25th October 2012
Lady Gaga to face anti-gay Russian legal backlash 10
9:26 PM — The media circus of LGBT-supporting stars facing the legal wrath of anti-gay opponents in the Russia’s St Petersburg shows no sign of dying down, with predictions that Lady Gaga will be next.
Cameroon: Gay rights supporting lawyer’s children receives death threats 6
7:44 PM — A lawyer in Cameroon, who has made a career of defending gay rights, has been on the receiving end of death threats, along with members of his family.
24th October 2012
Senegal: Gay journalist jailed for stabbing partner 3
9:50 PM — A judge has sentenced a well-known gay Senegalese journalist to four years in prison.
Ugandan parliamentary speaker blasts Canada over gay rights criticism 71
12:03 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament claims that Canada has refused to grant visas for several of the country’s politicians due to its ban on same-sex marriage.
17th October 2012
Madonna ordered to appear in Russian court for breaking anti-gay law 43
9:18 PM — Madonna has been sent a summons to appear in a Russian court for breaking St Petersburg’s homophobic censorship law, during her concert in the city, earlier this summer.
Cameroon urged to release jailed men for wearing ‘gay’ clothes and for drinking Baileys 15
6:13 PM — The US, EU and campaign groups have strongly condemned Cameroon’s appalling gay rights record ahead of a court appeal involving two men.
11th October 2012
Gambian president: I’ve ‘cured’ 68 HIV patients 31
3:39 PM — Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has once again made outspoken remarks about HIV and is repeating claims that he can treat the virus with herbs.
5th October 2012
UK: Gay man fights deportation to Nigeria 19
11:25 AM — Campaigners are fighting to stop the deportation of a gay man to Nigeria.