21st February 2014
Amnesty calls on Zambia to stop persecution of gay men as same-sex trial set to close
3:40 PM — Amnesty International has called for the Zambian Government to stop persecuting people perceived to be gay, as the trial of two such men is set to draw to a close.
7th January 2014
Uganda: Former national football team coach charged with sodomy
2:10 PM — The former head of Uganda’s national football team has been charged with “sodomising both male and female youths” – although campaigners claim it could be just the latest example of a homophobic witch hunt.
6th November 2013
Anti-gay Attorney General who tried to ban oral and anal sex loses Virginia governor race 21
1:34 PM — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who unsuccessfully tried to maintain a ban on oral and anal sex and believes “homosexuality is wrong”, has been defeated in the race to become state governor.
30th July 2013
US: Louisiana Sheriff denies using out-of-date sodomy law to specifically target gay men 7
12:51 PM — The sheriff's office in Baton Rouge, the capital of the US state of Louisiana, has issued a statement denying that its officers used a defunct law to specifically target gay men, but admitted possibly using the wrong approach.
28th July 2013
US: Police use invalid anti-sodomy law to arrest gay men for ‘crimes against nature’ 55
8:49 PM — Police officers from the Sheriff's office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana have made at least a dozen arrests of gay men since 2011 using an anti-sodomy law which was struck down ten years ago.
16th May 2013
Belize: Attorney General wraps up in sodomy law Supreme Court case 1
2:57 PM — The Attorney General wrapped up in the case challenging Belize's anti-sodomy law, during which the Supreme Court heard arguments from attorneys pushing for the country to remove the law, citing its unconstitutionality.
Fiji: LGBT rights campaigners say discrimination remains a major issue 1
12:52 AM — Whilst holding week-long events to raise awareness, Fiji campaigners for LGBT rights have said that, despite some slow progress, there is still a long way to go, and that discrimination against LGBT people remains a problem.
8th May 2013
Opening arguments in Belize anti-sodomy law hearing urge court to uphold constitution 1
1:20 AM — The Supreme Court in Belize today began its hearing on whether or not to strike down a law criminalising gay sex, with testimony from an attorney who urged the court to uphold the country's constitution, and the fundamental rights it represents for all citizens.
7th May 2013
Belize: Supreme Court set to debate around decriminalisation of gay sex 2
5:28 PM — The Supreme Court in Belize will today begin to debate the country's criminal code which outlaws same-sex sexual activity.
19th April 2013
Zimbabwe: Campaigners mark country’s independence with call for LGBT rights
2:15 PM — With Zimbabwe marking 33 years of independence, campaigners are using the anniversary to remind people that the country is still a long way from securing LGBT rights.
17th April 2013
Texas: El Paso Senator Jose Rodriguez urges repeal of sodomy law 2
4:34 PM — A Democratic lawmaker is proposing that Texas repeals an anti-gay law overturned by the US Supreme Court a decade ago.
11th April 2013
US: Montana House votes to repeal unconstitutional sodomy law 9
1:52 AM — The House in the US State of Montana has voted in support of a bill to remove a law which makes gay sex a crime.
10th April 2013
Singapore High Court rejects repeal of gay sex ban for men 9
12:16 PM — LGBT campaigners have expressed their disappointment after Singapore's High Court rejected a petition to repeal an archaic law criminalising sex between men.
3rd April 2013
US: Alabama lawmakers urged to repeal law which requires schools to teach that being gay is illegal 8
11:01 PM — Alabama lawmakers have come under pressure to repeal a law which technically requires schools to incorrectly teach students that being gay is illegal, and that it is "not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public."
9th January 2012
Malaysian opposition leader’s sodomy charge thrown out 8
10:48 AM — The former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia has been cleared today of the sodomy charges in Kuala Lumpur after key DNA evidence was questioned. Anwar, 64, the current leader of the political opposition in the Asian country said he was a "little surprised".
5th January 2012
Malaysian opposition leader speaks of “archaic” sodomy laws during trial
1:13 PM — The former Deputy Prime Minister and current Leader of the Opposition in Malaysia has spoken of the "archaic" and "unjust" sodomy laws under which he is standing trial.
23rd December 2011
Malaysia urged to repeal anti-gay law and abandon politician’s trial 22
10:29 AM — The Malaysian government has been urged to revoke its laws criminalising homosexuality and abandon the criminal trial of its former deputy Prime Minister, which is believed to be nearing a verdict.