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South Africa

  • 26th August 2011

    Marchers demand action for murdered South African lesbian 3

    Noxolo Nogwaza was murdered in the township of Kwa-Thema, South Africa

    11:51 AM — Four months after lesbian activist's rape and murder, South Africans petition police authority for action in finding her killers.

  • 9th August 2011

    Comment: A gay Congolese man in South Africa 10

    Junior Mayema says he suffers discrimination in South Africa

    4:56 PM — Junior Mayema, 24, is a volunteer with People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP). He fled Congo at the age of 22 after suffering persecution and threats.

  • 31st May 2011

    South African ambassador to Uganda found guilty of gay-hate speech 15

    Jon Qwelane was found guilty of promoting hate in his newspaper column (above)

    11:29 AM — The South African Human Rights Commission has won a hate speech case against journalist Jon Qwelane over an anti-gay column he wrote prior to his appointment as the country’s ambassador to Uganda.

  • 3rd May 2011

    Gay campaigners say South African lesbian’s murder was ‘hate crime’ 4

    Police have not made any arrests yet

    11:53 AM — A lesbian who was raped and murdered in a South African township last week was clearly attacked because of her sexuality, gay campaigners say. Noxolo Nogwaza, 24, was found dead in an alley in Kwa-Thema township, South Africa, on Easter Sunday morning.

  • 27th April 2011

    Lesbian raped and murdered in South African township 40

    Noxolo Nogwaza was murdered in the township of Kwa-Thema, South Africa

    3:57 PM — Noxolo Nogwaza, a 24-year-old lesbian, was found dead in an alley in Kwa-Thema township, South Africa, on Easter Sunday. It is believed she was raped and murdered.

  • 15th March 2011

    South African lesbians campaign against corrective rape 21

    Lesbians held a demonstration in Cape Town

    2:00 PM — Lesbian activists in the South African capital of Cape Town held a demonstration outside parliament yesterday to call for more action on the problem of 'corrective rape'.

  • 3rd March 2011

    Travel: Cape Town – South Africa’s Rainbow City 2

    Cape Town- the rainbow city (photo: Adam Smith)

    6:30 PM — Adam Smith traveled to Cape Town and finds that rainbows everywhere, from tourism board leaflets to the floor at the airport. While there's not handholding to the same degree as Madrid or Amsterdam, it’s evident there are plenty of gay couples out and about, and although there is a lively gay scene, that is certainly not the only place you’ll find the odd homo.

  • 8th December 2010

    Speech: Jesse Jackson says gays are ‘America’s newest second-class citizens’ 8

    Gay couples should be allowed to marry, Rev Jackson said.

    11:48 AM — The Rev Jesse Jackson's speech to gay rights supporters outside the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse in San Francisco.

  • 1st December 2010

    Lesbian couple have marriage bid rejected 20

    11:05 AM — A lesbian couple were turned away from a registry office yesterday when they tried to apply to marry. Colette French and Katie Green, both 21, were turned away from Petersfield Register Office in Hampshire and refused a letter of rejection, which is usually given to couples denied a marriage.

  • 23rd November 2010

    Study says daily HIV drug lowers infection in gay men

    Taking Truvada may dramatically cut the risk of HIV infection

    4:50 PM — A study indicates that a drug used to treat HIV after infection can also lower the risk of gay men becoming infected with the virus. The research, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that giving Truvada to gay men at high risk of HIV lowered their chances of acquiring the virus by 40 per cent.

  • 19th November 2010

    ‘Shameful’ UN vote ‘may lead to more gay executions’ 28

    The UN vote removed reference to gays and lesbians in the resolution

    11:06 AM — A United Nations panel’s decision to remove sexual orientation from an anti-execution resolution is “shameful” and may encourage murders of LGBT people, gay rights campaigners say.

  • 9th November 2010

    Straight couple denied civil partnership again 34

    Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle were refused a civil partnership

    5:36 PM — A straight couple from London have once again been denied a civil partnership. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, both 26, expected to be turned away from Islington registry office this morning but said they would take legal action over the refusal.

  • 8th November 2010

    Thousands join Argentina’s gay Pride march 2

    Pride was held on Saturday

    7:20 PM — Thousands of people joined Argentina's annual gay Pride march on Saturday in Buenos Aires. Marchers celebrated new laws which made the country the first in Latin America to recognise same-sex marriage.

  • 7th October 2010

    ‘Pink Protest’ to be held at University of Cape Town

    LGBTI activists are to protest at the University of Cape Town today

    10:09 AM — Student activists at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, are planning to stage an anti-homophobia protest today after a symbolic 'pink closet' sculpture intended to highlight the effects of homophobia was burnt down.

  • 19th January 2010

    ‘Homophobe’ expected to become South African ambassador to Uganda 13

    One of Jon Qwelane's Sunday Sun articles

    12:47 PM — A media personality who has been accused of homophobia will reportedly be appointed South Africa's ambassador to Uganda next month. Jon Qwelane has praised Robert Mugabe's "unflinching and unapologetic" stance on homosexuality.

  • 18th November 2009

    Exclusive: HIV film ‘dangerous and misleading’ 468

    House of Numbers looks at the link between HIV and AIDS

    12:32 PM — A film about HIV and what causes AIDS has been attacked for being misleading and even dangerous. HIV charities and health experts have told PinkNews.co.uk that the ideas the film promotes are "pseudo-science" and could damage the public health.

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