27th March 2014
Video: Lesbian asylum seeker faces ‘death sentence’ if deported to Nigeria 5
2:01 PM — More than 23,000 people have signed a petition against the deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Nigeria who says that her girlfriend was murdered in the country and fears the same fate.
26th March 2014
Update: Christian charity World Vision will NOT hire staff in same-sex marriages 42
9:50 PM — Christian charity World Vision is reversing its decision to allow married gay staff, just two days after announcing the change.
Kenya: Government spokesman says ‘homosexuality as serious as terrorism’ 26
9:26 PM — Kenya's parliamentary majority leader has claimed that homosexuality is as serious a threat as terrorism.
Zimbabwe: Man who claimed stab victim was gay acquitted of attempted murder 9
12:52 PM — A man in Zimbabwe has reportedly been acquitted of stabbing a man who he says is gay.
Spiked Editor Brendan O’Neill: John Kerry is the real anti-gay villain, not Uganda’s President Museveni 30
10:58 AM — The editor of Spiked has used colonial racist language in an article attacking America’s Secretary of State for urging Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to understand that homosexuality is not a choice.
25th March 2014
Ethiopia to make homosexuality a non-pardonable offence 81
10:54 AM — Politicians in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offences considered non-pardonable under the country's amnesty law.
24th March 2014
US Government taking ‘additional steps’ over Uganda’s anti-gay law 3
7:28 PM — The US Government is looking at taking “additional steps” in protecting LGBT citizens facing persecution from Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.
21st March 2014
Welsh First Minister: Ugandans should be allowed to work out human rights issues ‘on their own terms’ 17
7:57 PM — Following a trip to Uganda, the First Minister of Wales has voiced his concern at the country's recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Ghanaian ex-deputy speaker: ‘Homosexuality is the new sodomy slave trade’ 71
1:25 PM — A former senior politician in Ghana says gay people are “sick” who need “psychotic” treatment and that "Africa must resist a new sodomy slave trade".
19th March 2014
UK: Protest held outside Ugandan High Commission over anti-gay law 4
9:13 PM — A protest was held outside the Ugandan High Commission in London this evening, calling on Uganda to repeal its anti-gay law.
London: Protest due to take place outside Ugandan Commission over anti-gay laws 1
1:42 PM — A protest outside Uganda's High Commission in London is taking place this afternoon.
President of Uganda: Polygamy is part of African life – homosexuality is not 21
12:18 PM — Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has accused the West of double standards for criminalising polygamy whilst approving of homosexuality.
18th March 2014
African leaders may shun EU summit over sanctions imposed on Uganda and Nigeria for their anti-gay laws 11
2:53 PM — An organisation representing African nations says leaders from the continent may pull out of an upcoming European summit over efforts to impose sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria.
17th March 2014
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively marches in Boston St Patrick’s parade, gays remain banned 17
9:14 PM — Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively, who supported Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' bill, was allowed to take part in Boston's St Patrick's Day parade, while a group of gay veterans remained banned.
16th March 2014
Ugandan gay rights activist says her own mother threatened to hand her into police over anti-gay laws 5
11:35 AM — Clare Byarugaba, a Ugandan human rights officer, has spoken up on her experiences as a lesbian since the passage of recent anti-gay legislation, including an account of where her own mother threatened to turn her into the police.
14th March 2014
UN Human Rights Chief: Nigeria’s anti-gay law ‘violates international law’ 12
8:32 PM — The UN human rights chief has warned Nigeria that the country's new anti-gay law is in violation of international law.
Scottish council in furore over Commonwealth Games Uganda support 7
7:12 PM — A Scottish local council has found itself amid a gay rights debate after having been paired with Uganda in a scheme to offer foreign teams extra support during the Commonwealth Games.
13th March 2014
European Parliament calls for sanctions against Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws 6
5:35 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning homophobic laws in Nigeria and Uganda.
12th March 2014
Zimbabwe: Gay rights activists arrested in police raid at hotel
5:40 PM — Two gay rights campaigners in Zimbabwe have been arrested for allegedly convening a public meeting without authorisation.
Orange pledges to offer support for gay employees based in Uganda 3
4:07 PM — Orange telecoms has pledged to support any LGBT employees working in Uganda on the back of an anti-gay law passed last month in the country.