24th October 2012
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.
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.
1st October 2012
Malawi: President Joyce Banda U-turns on gay rights 25
1:36 PM — Malawi's President Joyce Banda believes her country isn't ready to repeal a law which outlaws homosexuality, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation.
25th September 2012
Russian politician says being gay is a ‘bad habit’ that can be treated with prayer 42
4:39 PM — Vitaly Milonov, city councillor and author of St Petersburg’s homophobic censorship law, has referred to homosexuality as a “bad habit” that can be treated by fasting and prayer.
20th July 2012
Protest planned over anti-gay Olympic states 19
5:28 PM — A protest is being planned outside an International Olympic Committee meeting this weekend to petition it to disqualify states which discriminate against citizens on the grounds of sexual orientation in sport.
9th July 2012
HIV treatment ‘hindered by anti-gay laws’ 10
11:11 PM — Treatment for HIV around the world is being hindered by anti-gay laws, an independent report says. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law said that countries were wasting valuable resources by pursuing "archaic" laws against gay people.
1st June 2012
St Petersburg judge ‘rules LGBT event bans were unlawful’ 10
4:18 PM — A judge in St Petersburg has ruled that bans on gay events put in place by officials under city's 'gay propaganda' legislation were unlawful, it has been reported.
11th April 2012
Liberian President backtracks on anti-gay comments 22
9:15 PM — The President of Liberia, Nobel-laureate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has vowed to veto any legislation that would criminalise homosexual behaviour in the country, despite having defended the law during a joint interview with Tony Blair.
25th March 2012
Gay man arrested for having gay sex on gay cruise speaks of his ordeal 45
12:53 PM — A man from southern California, who was arrested with his partner in the Caribbean island of Dominica for allegedly having sex in public, has said that the couple were subject to taunts, humiliation and inhumane treatment at the hands of their captors.
23rd March 2012
Madonna may be arrested in St Petersburg 41
9:06 PM — The author of the St Petersburg anti-gay bill has said that he would want Madonna charged under that law, should she speak out against it during her forthcoming concert in the city.
22nd March 2012
Madonna pledges to defy St Petersburg anti-gay law 43
7:19 PM — With only two days to go before the St Petersburg anti-gay law comes into effect, Madonna has vowed to defy the law during her Russian tour later this year.
16th March 2012
European Parliament calls on Nigeria to reverse anti-gay laws 30
12:36 PM — Following violence and economic concerns in the African state, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution on Nigeria which condemns in part the current legal threats to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.
25th March 2011
Reports say Ugandan anti-gay bill has been killed 31
4:33 PM — Reports from Uganda say the country's anti-homosexuality bill has been dropped. The controversial legislation would have strengthened Uganda's current laws against gay sex but several reports say the government has intervened to drop it.
12th August 2010
Gay German foreign minister does not take partner to anti-gay countries 15
12:23 PM — German vice-chancellor and foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has stated that he does not take along his partner when making diplomatic trips to countries in which homosexuality is punishable by law.