20 May 2013
Human Rights Watch urges Zambia to drop charges in sodomy case
The Human Rights Watch has urged authorities in Zambia to release two men who were arrested and charged on allegations of sodomy earlier in May.
15 May 2013
Zambia: Trial of gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona delayed
The trial of a prominent gay rights activist in Zambia has been postponed, as his lawyers argued that the charges brought against him were too vague and that the case should be heard by the High Court.
10 May 2013
Online campaign targets homophobia in Arab world
An online magazine has launched a campaign asking readers in Arab countries to photograph themselves with messages speaking out against homophobia.
9 May 2013
Amnesty urges Zambian authorities to release gay men arrested on sodomy allegations
Amnesty International has urged authorities in Zambia to release two men who were arrested and charged on allegations of sodomy earlier this week.
8 May 2013
NUS activist who was forced to ‘prove’ his sexuality granted asylum
A member of the NUS Black Students’ Campaign Committee who was brought before a hearing on his asylum in the UK, and asked to “prove” his sexuality, has been granted asylum.
7 May 2013
Zambia: Police arrest gay couple on sodomy allegations
Zambian police have arrested and charged a gay couple after the family of one of the men reported the relationship to authorities.
3 May 2013
Ethiopia: Anti-gay group hopes death penalty will soon be introduced for homosexuality
An anti-gay organisation has expressed hopes that the death penalty for homosexuals will soon be introduced in Ethiopia, and held a conference to discuss the "disastrous" effects of homosexuality in the country.
2 May 2013
South Africa: Married lesbian couple told to split up or face their son being expelled from school
A married South African lesbian couple have been told they should split up and walk away from their "lifestyle", or remove their son from his Christian school.
25 April 2013
Two years on and still no justice for South African lesbian murder victim Noxolo Nogwaza
Family, friends and campaigners are remembering Noxolo Nogwaza, a young lesbian in South Africa, who was raped and murdered two years ago this week after a night out with friends.
24 April 2013
Anti-gay Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa tweets PinkNews to warn of ‘sodomy’
A notorious homophobic Ugandan pastor responded to news of a new HIV prevention campaign in England by tweeting “stop sodomy” at PinkNews’ Twitter account.
19 April 2013
Zambia: Gay rights activist claims police withheld HIV drugs
A gay rights activist, who is due in court in May, claims he was denied access to his tuberculosis and HIV medication.
19 April 2013
Zimbabwe: Campaigners mark country’s independence with call for LGBT rights
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.
15 April 2013
Zambia: Lawmakers seek to ban ‘homosexuality’ and ‘lesbianism’ in new constitution
Lawmakers in Zambia are pushing ahead with plans to further ban same-sex activity in the country’s new constitution.
14 April 2013
South Africa: Government condemns anti-LGBT violence following attack
The South African Government has stated its opposition to anti-LGBT violence, following an attack on a gay man in Cape Town which left him missing part of one ear.
12 April 2013
South African cardinal: ‘I can’t be accused of homophobia because I don’t know any homosexuals’
A South African cardinal has rejected accusations that he is homophobic, saying it is impossible because he knows no gay people.
12 April 2013
Zambia: Gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona granted bail
A gay rights activist and HIV campaigner has been granted bail in Zambia, having called for same-sex relationships to be decriminalised.
11 April 2013
Zambia: Gay rights activist pleads not guilty to promoting homosexuality
A Zambian gay rights activist has pleaded not guilty to promoting homosexuality.
9 April 2013
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Uganda on Wednesday
An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Wednesday evening.
9 April 2013
Ugandan asylum seeker freed from Bedfordshire detention centre
A Ugandan female asylum seeker, who campaigners claim was raped by her father, has been freed from a detention centre in Bedfordshire.
8 April 2013
Zambia: Gay rights activist arrested for ‘inciting indecent activities’
Zambian activist, Paul Kasonkomona, was arrested on Sunday following a television appearance in which he argued for gay rights.