17th September 2014
US: Immigration recommends Ugandan gay rights activist for asylum 1
4:40 PM — Immigration officials in the US have advised that a leading Ugandan gay rights activist should be granted asylum.
16th September 2014
Egyptian police hunt gays using Grindr 13
5:13 PM — Police are exploiting Grindr and other dating sites to hunt members of the LGBT community in Egypt, it has been claimed.
South Africa: Death threats as ‘gay mosque’ opens 6
3:09 PM — This Friday South Africa will controversially open the doors of its first gay-friendly, gender-equal and interracial 'open mosque’.
15th September 2014
Cameroon: Man convicted of homosexuality for drinking Baileys 40
11:46 AM — A man in Cameroon was convicted of homosexuality because he was drinking Baileys liqueur .
13th September 2014
Ugandan travel officials insist country is still safe for gay tourists 49
6:52 PM — Tourism officials from Uganda have insisted that gay tourists should still feel safe in the country.
10th September 2014
Amnesty urges Gambian President to reject anti-gay law 1
4:47 PM — Amnesty International has criticised a Gambian law which would make "aggravated homosexuality" publishable by life imprisonment.
Egypt: Men arrested over same-sex wedding ‘test negative’ for homosexuality 20
11:22 AM — Men arrested for taking part in a mock same-sex wedding in Egypt have 'tested negative' for homosexuality.
9th September 2014
Human Rights Campaign condemn Gambia over new anti-gay law 8
6:56 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has criticised Gambia over a bill to make "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life imprisonment.
Human rights group: Gambian bill to jail gays is ‘devastating’ 7
3:19 PM — The director of a human rights organisation has slammed a Gambian bill which will make "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life imprisonment, saying it will have a "devastating impact" on LGBT Gambians.
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.
Gambia: Bill passed to allow life imprisonment for gays 44
8:47 AM — A Gambian politician has said the country is soon to adopt a law which allows life imprisonment for those found guilty of crimes linked to being gay.
7th September 2014
Egypt: Men arrested over ‘same-sex wedding’ video 13
1:31 PM — A number of men have been arrested in Egypt, after appearing in a video showing an unofficial same-sex wedding ceremony.
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.
5th September 2014
Bollywood star: The UK must stand up against colonial anti-gay laws abroad 24
12:23 PM — A Bollywood star has called on the UK to do more to stand up against colonial anti-gay laws abroad.
4th September 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan Speaker dropped from London conference 24
8:28 AM — The homophobic Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament has been dropped from an event taking place in London this month, following complaints by human rights campaigners.
3rd September 2014
Uganda: Anti-homosexuality bill to be reintroduced in parliament 13
1:06 PM — The author of Uganda's anti-gay law has given notice that he will reintroduce the bill during this parliamentary session.
31st August 2014
Robert Mugabe: I prefer Chinese aid, because they don’t want Africa to ‘embrace homosexuality’ 34
4:10 PM — President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has said he dislikes taking international aid money from the West, because it comes with pressure to "embrace" homosexuality.
30th August 2014
Manchester lesbian activist held captive in Congo to ‘cure her of gayness’ 8
12:06 PM — A Manchester-based rights campaigner is on her way back to the UK, after being held against her will in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
28th August 2014
Justice Minister to take part in LGBT asylum debate with leading activists 14
11:13 AM — Justice Minister Simon Hughes is set to take part in a discussion about the plight of LGBT asylum seekers.
27th August 2014
Venue slammed by campaigners for allowing anti-gay Ugandan politicians at conference 26
2:18 PM — The London venue set to host a Ugandan conference next month has been criticised by human rights campaigners because it features politicians who supported the country's anti-gay legislation.