4th March 2015
Home Office claims asylum seeker can’t be a lesbian because she has children 26
12:31 PM — A High Court judge has delayed a decision in the case of a lesbian asylum seeker who is at risk of being deported to Nigeria.
29th January 2015
Republican congressman: ‘Homosexual rights are not human rights’ 104
6:29 PM — A Republican congressman has been condemned for saying that he does "not construe homosexual rights as human rights."
27th January 2015
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".
30th November 2014
Nigerian writer: Anti-gay law is ‘forcing people underground’ 7
5:54 PM — A Nigerian writer has warned that his country's anti-gay law is forcing the country's gay community underground.
11th November 2014
Nigeria: Vigilante group has ‘arrested 25 gay men’ in the last year 6
2:17 PM — A Vigilante group in Kebbi State, Nigeria said it has arrested 25 gay men the last year and handed them over to the authorities.
9th October 2014
Nigerian Archbishop tells government: Stop punishing gays 28
11:57 AM — A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria says the country's government is "wrong" to be "punishing" gay Nigerians.
9th September 2014
Gay immigration group: Home Office system still ‘extremely unfair’ for LGBT asylum seekers 7
2:04 PM — “There has been progress” in improving the way LGBT asylum cases are handled, but the system is still “extremely unfair”, the head of a leading campaign organisation says.
6th September 2014
Grindr disables location data over security loophole 1
1:10 PM — Hookup app Grindr has disabled the use of location data in some countries, over worries that users could be tracked down.
7th August 2014
Nigerian President: ‘The situation of homosexuals in Nigeria is delicate’ 7
3:09 PM — The President of Nigeria has been confronted over his country’s anti-gay laws at a summit of African leaders in Washington.
30th July 2014
Obama urged to fight for LGBT rights in Africa 6
4:33 PM — Two human rights groups have urged President Obama to bring up LGBT rights when he attends the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit next week.
22nd July 2014
Africa: HIV/AIDS relief affected by anti-gay laws 2
12:56 PM — Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda are discouraging people from seeking HIV health care, according to healthcare professionals there.
14th July 2014
Nigeria: Anti-gay law interrupts local treatment of HIV for gay men
3:06 PM — The negative impact of Nigeria's anti-gay legislature on HIV treatment has been shown to have been potentially substantial.
11th July 2014
Pastor who preaches that ‘being gay is a choice’ opens church in Kent 64
4:59 PM — A controversial church movement which denounces homosexuality as a "sinful impulse" has opened in Sevenoaks, Kent.
10th July 2014
MPs call on Home Secretary to protect Ugandan and Nigerian LGBT asylum seekers 5
7:15 PM — 27 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion calling on Theresa May to protect asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution.
12th June 2014
Nigeria: 4 men appear in Islamic court on sodomy charges 7
3:16 PM — Four men have appeared in an Islamic court charged with committing same-sex sexual activity in northern Nigeria.
9th June 2014
UK: Lesbian at risk of deportation to Nigeria will send sex video to help her case 20
11:42 AM — A lesbian who is at risk of being deported to Nigeria has said she will hand over home videos of her having sex to the Home Office.
3rd June 2014
Africa human rights commission calls for end of anti-gay laws 1
11:51 AM — The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights has passed a resolution condemning the spread of violence and discriminatory laws targeting gay people on the continent.
28th May 2014
Nigerian politician: Banning same-sex marriage was in the ‘national interest’ 18
11:00 AM — Banning same-sex marriage in Nigeria was in the “national interest”, a senior politician claims.
23rd April 2014
Petition for lesbian asylum seeker to stay in UK reaches 165,000 signatures 9
6:49 PM — A petition to stop a lesbian asylum seeker in the UK from being sent back to a death sentence in Nigeria has passed 165,000 signatures.
8th April 2014
Home Office protest to take place over deportation of Nigerian lesbian asylum seeker 1
5:27 PM — A protest against the deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Nigeria will take place on Friday outside the Home Office in central London.