4th June 2014
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
26th May 2014
South Africa: Lesbian minister appointed to cabinet 2
8:35 PM — South African president Jacob Zuma has appointed the country's first openly gay cabinet minister.
22nd May 2014
Africa elects its first openly gay black MP 12
3:39 PM — Zakhele Mbhele has become the first openly gay black MP to be elected in the continent of Africa.
20th May 2014
South Africa: Gay blood ban lifted for monogamous couples 11
8:59 PM — South Africa has lifted a blanket ban on gay men donating blood, in favour of new regulations which do not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
29th April 2014
South Africa: Minister of Justice launches new programme to help stop anti-gay violence 3
5:38 PM — The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development in South Africa has launched a new programme to tackle violence against the country's LGBT community.
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
8th April 2014
President Zuma: South Africa ‘respects’ Uganda’s new anti-gay law 79
10:18 PM — South African President Jacob Zuma has said that his country 'respects' Uganda's new anti-gay law, and refused to condemn it.
31st March 2014
South Africa: Gay man allegedly gang-raped and left in burning house in homophobic attack 6
1:08 PM — A 20-year-old gay man in South Africa was allegedly gang-raped by five people on Sunday, who then left him in a burning house.
28th March 2014
South Africa: Teens watch as gay man is beaten, murdered and set on fire 28
8:27 PM — A 21-year old South African gay man was tied up, beaten, set on fire and killed, according to reports.
27th February 2014
Lord Smith: Nelson Mandela made me feel vindicated in talking about my HIV status
1:40 PM — Lord Smith has spoken about the moment when Nelson Mandela commended him over his decision to reveal his HIV status.
26th February 2014
South African TV reporter: ‘I think it’s fine to be homophobic’ 43
11:58 AM — A television reporter in South Africa has been forced to apologise after tweeting: "it's fine to be homophobic".
18th February 2014
South Africa: Court hears alleged killers of gay night club owner used crystal meth
5:23 PM — Three men accused of killing a gay night club owner took crystal meth, a South African court hears.
2nd February 2014
South Africa: New gay rights party to stand for elections 3
1:31 PM — A new gay rights political party is to stand in this year's South African elections against the discrimination and persecution of gay and lesbian people in the country.
7th January 2014
South African activists demand action against ‘corrective rape’ epidemic 3
1:07 PM — Campaigners have warned that sexual attacks by men against lesbians in South Africa are continuing to increase.
26th December 2013
Feature: The most important international stories of 2013 3
10:40 AM — Having brought you the most important UK and US stories of 2013, it is only natural to follow with the most important international stories of the year too.
16th December 2013
Killer of Brighton gay man jailed for 18 and-a-half years
7:17 PM — A South African national has been jailed for 18 and-a-half years for killing a gay man in Brighton.
10th December 2013
Obama speaks at Mandela’s eulogy: ‘Around the world people are still persecuted for who they love’ 13
6:16 PM — Speaking at the eulogy for Nelson Mandela, President Obama made a powerful speech about equality around the world, noting LGBT rights as part of the speech.
World pays tribute to Mandela exactly 17 years since he signed Constitution against discrimination
4:40 PM — World leaders have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto – on the same day 17 years ago he famously signed South Africa’s landmark Constitution outlawing discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation.
9th December 2013
Journalist: ‘It would be wrong to say Mandela was always comfortable with gay rights’ 4
4:20 PM — The late Nelson Mandela has been described by some as a “gay icon”, but South African author and journalist Mark Gevisser says Mandela’s approach to LGBT rights was less pronounced.
6th December 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Nelson Mandela was a gay icon but he failed on HIV, poverty & Mugabe’ 56
4:30 PM — Peter Tatchell writes for PinkNews of how Nelson Mandela became a "gay icon" - but says the former president "failed" when it came to dealing with the HIV epidemic, challenging Robert Mugabe, and tackling poverty during his time in office.