20th September 2013
Singapore court denies Lord Goldsmith permission to defend gay rights case in country 6
1:15 PM — Tony Blair’s former attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, won't be allowed to enter Singapore in order to represent a same-sex couple in a gay rights case, the country’s High Court says.
17th September 2013
Malaysia: Human Rights Watch calls for an end to sodomy law 1
2:02 PM — The global human rights group Human Rights Watch have called on the Malaysian government repeal the country's anti-sodomy laws, after the government decided to appeal the aquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges.
9th September 2013
US: Westboro Baptist Church’s local city council to hear gay rights proposal 16
4:10 PM — The city council of Topeka, Kansas – home to the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church – will this week hear a proposal for a new gay rights initiative in the city.
29th August 2013
ILGA-Europe: ‘EU leaders must confront Putin over human rights crisis’ 6
6:43 PM — ILGA-Europe has called on the European Commission President and European Council President to speak out against homophobic persecution in Russia.
20th August 2013
Haiti: United Nations calls on political and religious leaders to tackle homophobic violence 5
12:21 PM — The United Nations in Haiti has called on political and religious leaders to take charge in the battle against homophobic violence in the country and to encourage acceptance amid a rise in anti-gay violence.
31st July 2013
US Human Rights Commission condemns spike in anti-LGBT violence in Haiti following protest 2
5:07 PM — A US-based human rights commission has condemned a recent rise in violence against LGBT people in Haiti, following a march against gay rights earlier this month.
28th July 2013
Cameroon: Three held for questioning in connection with murder of LGBT rights activist 6
9:43 PM — Three people were held for questioning on Saturday in relation to the recent murder of a Cameroonian LGBT rights, and human rights activist.
26th July 2013
Archbishop Tutu: South Africa must reject homophobic discrimination 15
2:36 PM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called on South Africa to reject homophobic discrimination as part of a new LGBT United Nations campaign.
23rd July 2013
Cameroon: Lawyer criticises court after pair convicted of breaking anti-gay laws 1
6:18 PM — A court in Cameroon has been criticised by human rights lawyer Alice Nkom for convicting two men under the country's anti-gay laws.
22nd July 2013
UK Border Agency accused of deporting victims of Female Genital Mutilation 8
3:42 PM — Often accused of deporting LGBT asylum seekers, the UK Border Agency is now accused of trying to deport two women who have refused to carry out Female Genital Mutilation in their respective African countries.
18th July 2013
UN officials condemn killing of LGBT and HIV campaigner in Cameroon
4:42 PM — The killing of an LGBT rights campaigner in Cameroon has been condemned by the UN’s main HIV/AIDS agency.
16th July 2013
Cameroon: Prominent gay rights activist burned with an iron and killed 11
2:20 PM — A prominent gay rights and human rights leader in Cameroon has been killed in an alleged anti-gay attack.
11th July 2013
Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith to challenge Singapore over its anti-gay laws 6
3:15 PM — Tony Blair’s former attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, is to challenge the government of Singapore over its laws banning sex between men.
10th July 2013
Justice Secretary defends whole-life sentence given to the murderer of 4 gay men 18
12:36 PM — A European Court decision against a whole-life sentence issued to Peter Moore, who murdered four gay men in 1995, has been criticised by the Justice Secretary.
3rd July 2013
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Gambia this evening 6
11:40 AM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Gambia this evening.
Labour MP Chris Bryant defends UK Border Agency over claims it has deported gay asylum seekers 23
11:39 AM — Labour’s Shadow Immigration Minister Chris Bryant has robustly defended the Home Office and the UK Border Agency from claims that LGBT asylum seekers have been deported by officials in recent years.
2nd July 2013
Singapore’s first out gay politician urges for repeal of anti-gay laws 4
3:13 PM — Singapore’s first openly gay politician says he is hopeful that the state will eventually abolish laws banning homosexuality.
1st July 2013
UN condemns Nigeria’s Parliament for passing anti-gay law 11
1:37 PM — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned Nigeria’s Parliament for passing a law that further criminalises homosexuality.
25th June 2013
Amnesty: Homophobia reaching ‘dangerous levels’ in Africa 15
11:54 AM — Human rights organisation Amnesty International says homophobia across Africa is reaching “dangerous levels”.
20th June 2013
Tanzania: Police accused by Human Rights Watch of sexually assaulting LGBT citizens 4
11:33 AM — Human Rights Watch say efforts to reduce HIV infection rates in Tanzania are being undermined by widespread state abuse of sexual minorities.