19th March 2014
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.
11th March 2014
Former legal adviser to Ugandan President demands repeal of anti-gay law 7
6:25 PM — An MP and former legal adviser to President Yoweri Museveni says he’s prepared to lose an election over his stance against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law.
Activists demand Ugandan Supreme Court overturns anti-gay law 1
2:50 PM — Campaigners have asked Uganda’s highest court to overturn the country’s newly-imposed anti-homosexuality law.
Former vice president of Uganda: The anti-gay law fuels discrimination, stigma and hampers the fight against HIV 12
12:01 PM — The former vice president of Uganda has launched a scathing attack on President Yoweri Museveni for signing the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law.
10th March 2014
Orange suspends advertising deal with Uganda’s anti-gay Red Pepper paper 6
12:01 PM — Orange says it will remove its adverts from a leading homophobic newspaper in Uganda.
6th March 2014
Ugandan newspaper claims economy will not suffer due to ‘hullabaloo’ over anti-gay law 14
7:41 PM — A writer for a Ugandan newspaper has written a column claiming that international aid cuts to Uganda will not affect the country's economy, and predicts that after the "anti-gay hullabaloo" has "died down", countries and companies will continue to invest.
Nigeria: 4 men charged with breaking anti-gay laws whipped in Islamic court 18
1:46 PM — A human rights group says four men convicted of breaking anti-gay laws have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.
MSP James Dornan: We must pressure Uganda to drop its anti-gay law during the Commonwealth Games 25
10:43 AM — MSP James Dornan says the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow represents a key moment where Scotland can urge Uganda to repeal its anti-homosexuality law.
5th March 2014
Sweden cuts aid to Uganda over anti-gay legislation 10
12:55 PM — Following the lead of several countries last week, Sweden announced today that it would cut its planned aid to Uganda over recently introduced anti-gay legislation.
4th March 2014
Ghanaian cardinal calls for Uganda to repeal anti-gay law, says ‘homosexuals are not criminals’ 9
5:53 PM — A Ghanaian cardinal has criticised Uganda’s anti-gay law and urged for its repeal.
Ugandan human rights group: Don’t cut general aid to Uganda because of anti-gay law 22
1:44 PM — New guidance has been issued on how best to support Uganda’s LGBT community following assent of the Anti-Homosexuality Law with campaigners warning that general aid cuts to Uganda should be avoided.
3rd March 2014
Ugandan Prime Minister: ‘Areas will suffer’ if donors cut aid over anti-gay bill 43
9:43 PM — The Ugandan Prime Minister has warned that "areas will suffer" if aid to the country is cut over the passage of an anti-gay bill.