14th December 2012
Pope gives blessing to Uganda’s anti-gay parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga 90
11:32 AM — Pope Benedict XVI has been pictured giving a blessing to Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a “Christmas gift”.
12th December 2012
Lady Gaga defies anti-gay Russian law and speaks up for LGBT rights 5
2:00 PM — A political ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking legal action against American pop star Lady Gaga for promoting LGBT rights to minors during a concert.
UK: Home Office threatens to ban Ugandan politicians from entering Britain over anti-gay law 34
12:24 PM — The Home Office has indicated that if Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is passed by the country’s parliament, the UK may ban senior Ugandan politicians from entering Britain.
11th December 2012
Uganda anti-gay law protest takes place outside London embassy
9:52 AM — Campaigners have staged a protest outside the Ugandan embassy in London over the country’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
5th December 2012
Desmond Tutu: Uganda should drop ‘totally unjust’ anti-gay law 24
7:25 PM — The former Archbishop of Cape Town told reporters at the All Africa Conference of Churches “I am opposed to discrimination that is unfair discrimination”.
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.
3rd December 2012
Barclays discusses anti-gay bill with Ugandan officials 10
10:57 AM — Barclays has raised the subject of Uganda’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill with the country’s government, after coming under pressure from the online social activist group Change.org.
29th November 2012
Comment: Christmas Fear in Uganda 7
6:54 PM — Having worked with activists in Uganda, Aoife NicCharthaigh, from the charity Interact Worldwide, shares her thoughts on the pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill in a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk
28th November 2012
445,000 people urge Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay bill 11
5:56 PM — More than 445,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling on Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda's pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
London: Pensioner fights to clear gay criminal record 31
11:19 AM — A 73-year-old man who has a criminal record for being in a gay relationship in the 1950s has applied to have his conviction removed.
27th November 2012
US discusses anti-gay bill with Uganda 16
3:33 PM — The US State Department’s envoy to Africa has met with Uganda’s parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality bill as a “Christmas gift”.
23rd November 2012
Uganda drops death penalty from anti-gay bill 28
1:42 PM — Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will no longer include capital punishment after scrutiny by a parliamentary committee, according to an MP.
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.
Uganda postpones court hearing of British gay play producer 1
3:49 PM — A Ugandan court has postponed legal proceedings for British theatre producer David Cecil until next year, his lawyer has said.
Uganda’s Anti-gay bill can now be voted on at anytime 22
10:32 AM — Reports out of Uganda say the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is now up for debate and can be voted on at any moment.
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.
12th November 2012
Manchester: Train passenger apologises for anti-gay rant 28
6:49 PM — A 56-year-old man who shouted homophobic abuse and several expletives at two gay men on a train has apologised.
Uganda to pass anti-gay law before 2013, says Kadaga 112
12:40 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament says the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be passed by lawmakers before the end of this year.