30th July 2014
Zambian vice president dismisses same-sex marriage question: ‘We care more about education’ 19
11:45 AM — The vice president of Zambia has dismissed a question of same-sex marriage during a visit to his roots in Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper axed from UK venues over homophobia 144
11:28 AM — An extreme anti-gay Ugandan rapper, who called for all gay people to be burned, has been axed from a performance in Birmingham over his homophobic outbursts.
29th July 2014
South Africa: Brutal homophobic police attack being investigated 1
4:06 PM — An independent organization is investigating claims of a violent police attack against a gay Congolese refugee in South Africa.
28th July 2014
US: Council for Global Equality urges attention to LGBT African youth at White House summit
6:45 PM — The Council for Global Equality, a group representing international human rights activists focusing on global LGBT issues, has called on President Obama to pay “particular attention” to “the next generation” of LGBT Africans at next month’s Africa Leaders Summit.
Sweden resumes financial aid to Uganda 8
2:56 PM — Sweden has resumed financial aid provisions to Uganda after six-month suspension in response to anti-gay law passed in February.
Nigeria: ‘Homosexual cross-dresser’ arrested after bombing kills 80 8
12:03 PM — Nigerian authorities who arrested a “homosexual cross-dresser” as the “mastermind” behind a failed assassination attempt, which killed 80 bystanders, have been accused of using the suspect as a convenient LGBT scapegoat.
27th July 2014
Zimbabwe: Efforts against HIV suffering through anti-gay discrimination 3
9:28 PM — Members of Zimbabwe's leading gay rights group, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) have noted anti-gay discrimination as having had a negative impact on efforts to halt new HIV infections.
26th July 2014
US: National Organisation for Marriage most popular in Ethiopia 15
5:51 PM — The Facebook page for the National Organisation for Marriage is more popular with Ethiopians than Americans.
25th July 2014
Commonwealth Games: Ugandan coach praises Barrowman gay kiss 9
1:20 PM — A Ugandan coach at the Commonwealth Games has praised a gay kiss during the opening ceremony.
24th July 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan singer due to perform in Birmingham and London 89
6:17 PM — A Ugandan musician, who sings about hating “batty” men, is due to perform in Birmingham and London next month.
22nd July 2014
Africa: HIV/AIDS relief affected by anti-gay laws 2
12:56 PM — Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda are discouraging people from seeking HIV health care, according to healthcare professionals there.
21st July 2014
Malawi: Catholic conference to discuss ‘strange culture’ of homosexuality 15
1:38 PM — A conference of Catholic bishops in Malawi, has tabled homosexuality as a talking point, describing it as a "challenge" faced by families.
15th July 2014
Malawi to stop arresting people for having gay sex 7
9:23 PM — Malawi has announced that it will stop arresting people for having gay sex, and will review its anti-gay laws.
14th July 2014
Nigeria: Anti-gay law interrupts local treatment of HIV for gay men
3:06 PM — The negative impact of Nigeria's anti-gay legislature on HIV treatment has been shown to have been potentially substantial.
Peter Tatchell: David Cameron should speak out about homophobia before Commonwealth Games 7
1:21 PM — Peter Tatchell has called on David Cameron to speak out about homophobia in the Commonwealth, ahead of the Commonwealth Games next week.
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker who was facing deportation will now be released 3
12:20 PM — A lesbian activist who was due to be deported to Uganda from the UK yesterday is to be released today.
11th July 2014
Quakers have ‘underground railroad’ to help gay Ugandans escape the country 44
5:33 PM — A group of Quakers have formed an underground network to help gay Ugandans escape the country.
Pastor who preaches that ‘being gay is a choice’ opens church in Kent 64
4:59 PM — A controversial church movement which denounces homosexuality as a "sinful impulse" has opened in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Human Rights Watch: Ugandan ruling against gay rights activists ‘deeply flawed’ 2
2:42 PM — The Human Rights Watch has strongly criticised a ruling against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.
10th July 2014
MPs call on Home Secretary to protect Ugandan and Nigerian LGBT asylum seekers 5
7:15 PM — 27 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion calling on Theresa May to protect asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution.