26th March 2015
Alice Nkom: Preventing gay Cameroonians from accessing HIV care violates their human rights 2
7:03 PM — Cameroonian lawyer Alice Nkom says her country will never get on top of its HIV epidemic if it continues to prevent gay citizens from accessing healthcare through repressive laws.
17th March 2015
Ghana: Lawyer calls for arrest of students in gay porn movies 16
10:47 AM — A lawyer in Ghana has called for the immediate arrest of students who take part in pornographic movies.
10th March 2015
Malawi Health Minister: No plans to drop anti-gay laws 36
4:02 PM — Malawi will not change its laws against homosexuality, the country’s Health Minister says.
5th March 2015
Zimbabwean Government hostility towards gays thwarting battle against HIV 6
6:33 PM — The Zimbabwean Government’s hostility towards gay people is hampering the country’s ability to tackle HIV, a leading gay rights campaigner has warned.
Morocco jails 2 men for committing a ‘deviant sexual act’ 36
2:41 PM — Campaigners have condemned the jailing of two men accused of consensual same-sex activity in Morocco.
3rd March 2015
Number 10: David Cameron will ‘look’ at pardoning gay sex offences 10
3:12 PM — Downing Street has responded to Labour’s pledge of support for a campaign to pardon men convicted of historic gay sex offences by saying David Cameron will look “carefully” at the issue.
24th February 2015
Protecting LGBT people from discrimination is now illegal in Arkansas 28
5:45 PM — A law preventing cities in Arkansas from protecting LGBT people against discrimination came into force on Tuesday.
19th February 2015
Ghana: Celebrities condemn violent homophobic attack on music star 17
11:37 AM — The attack on Kinto has opened up a rare debate about homophobic oppression in Ghanaian society.
17th February 2015
Judge: India’s anti-gay law is ‘discriminatory’ and mentally damaging 3
5:29 PM — The chairman of India’s Law Commission has condemned the country’s Supreme Court for recriminalising homosexuality.
Comment: Women bishops at last – but the Church of England still stands by homophobes 22
11:52 AM — Simon Reader writes on how the Church of England appears unable to detach itself from homophobic figures.
3rd February 2015
Obama urged to raise Brunei’s anti-gay laws in trade deal talks 6
7:34 PM — President Obama has been urged to raise the subject of LGBT rights in trade talks with Brunei.
27th January 2015
HRC urges Obama to take tough action against anti-gay Gambian leaders 3
7:16 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has joined 13 other human rights groups in urging the Obama Administration to take additional action against anti-gay Gambian leaders.
Nigeria: 12 arrested over ‘gay wedding’ 8
4:47 PM — Twelve men have been arrested in the Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly planning a "gay wedding".
23rd December 2014
Waitrose expresses no regret for donating to event run by café owner who preached anti-gay hatred in Uganda 96
2:11 PM — Waitrose has expressed no regret over the comments of a Cambridgeshire café owner who preached anti-gay hatred in Uganda and received a donation from the supermarket in order to provide Christmas lunches to lonely people.
11th December 2014
Gambian President attends rally with protesters declaring: ‘Homosexuality is forbidden in Islam’ 29
5:15 PM — The President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has attended a mass rally against homosexuality in the country’s capital Banjul.
India: Ex-Chief Justice slams anti-gay law on 1st year anniversary 3
1:44 PM — A former Chief Justice of India’s Supreme Court has condemned the country’s ban on same-sex relationships a year to the day the law was reintroduced.
A year ago today India recriminalised homosexuality 9
10:35 AM — It’s exactly one year since India shocked the world by recriminalising same-sex relationships.
3rd December 2014
Labour MEP Seb Dance: Europe must work with Africa to pursue LGBT rights 49
5:40 PM — Labour MEP Seb Dance says Europe “has an important role to play” in helping Africa achieve LGBT rights, but that it needs to be done sensitively.
13th November 2014
Anti-gay Qatar cleared by FIFA to host 2022 World Cup 9
12:25 PM — Qatar – a country notorious for its anti-gay laws – has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup by football’s governing body.
11th November 2014
Ugandan minister confirms planning of new anti-gay law that cannot be challenged 29
4:23 PM — Uganda plans to introduce a new anti-gay law that will withstand any legal challenge, a government minister confirms.