23rd November 2012
Uganda drops death penalty from anti-gay bill 28
1:42 PM — Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will no longer include capital punishment after scrutiny by a parliamentary committee, according to an MP.
22nd November 2012
Uganda postpones court hearing of British gay play producer 1
3:49 PM — A Ugandan court has postponed legal proceedings for British theatre producer David Cecil until next year, his lawyer has said.
Uganda’s Anti-gay bill can now be voted on at anytime 22
10:32 AM — Reports out of Uganda say the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is now up for debate and can be voted on at any moment.
21st November 2012
Uganda: British producer of gay play due in court 7
6:43 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil, who was arrested in September for staging a play that featured a gay storyline, is due before a Ugandan court on Thursday.
19th November 2012
Tory MEP says EU aid must stop if Uganda passes anti-gay bill 33
9:25 PM — Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis says foreign aid to Uganda from the EU should be halted if the country’s parliament passes the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
16th November 2012
UN calls for gay rights protection in Cameroon ahead of court appeals 6
7:29 PM — The United Nations is calling on Cameroon to end the enforcement of homophobic laws ahead of an appeal involving three men.
14th November 2012
UKBA delays gay asylum hearing for Senegal man
5:03 PM — An appeal hearing against the UK Border Agency’s decision to deport an asylum seeker, who claims he is at risk of homophobic persecution in his home country of Senegal, has been delayed.
Pressure on Uganda builds over anti-gay law 15
12:07 PM — Human rights campaigners fear they just have “days” to stop Uganda from passing its Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
13th November 2012
Hacktivists target Ugandan lawmakers over anti-gay bill 33
9:22 PM — Hacktivists from online group Anonymous have taken action after Uganda’s parliamentary speaker said the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill would be passed before the end of 2012.
Nigeria anti-gay law within striking distance of approval 34
6:47 PM — A bill to further criminalise same-sex relationships in Nigeria has reportedly passed through a second reading in the country’s House of Representatives.
12th November 2012
South Africa: Lesbian dies after being stabbed with spear 8
2:04 PM — 19-year-old Sihle Sikoji was fatally attacked by a gang after visiting a bar.
Uganda to pass anti-gay law before 2013, says Kadaga 112
12:40 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament says the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be passed by lawmakers before the end of this year.
11th November 2012
Liberia: Christians and Muslims unite to campaign against equal marriage 30
1:49 AM — Several hundred people from the Christian and Muslim faiths, and from civil society organisations, gathered in Monrovia, Liberia to mark the start of a campaign to press the government into banning equal marriage.
9th November 2012
Malawi commits U-turn over gay rights pledge 13
1:33 AM — Malawi has back-tracked on its decision to suspend its anti-gay laws after churches and powerful conservative lobby groups fiercely criticised the move.
7th November 2012
Ugandan anti-gay speaker chairs London human rights conference 36
8:12 PM — Conservative MP Margot James has urged for the world’s politicians to promote gay rights at a Westminster conference that was chaired by Uganda’s anti-gay Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
6th November 2012
Egypt: 7 men remain detained over anti-gay charges 12
3:34 PM — Seven men in Egypt, who were arrested for breaking the country’s law on sexual conduct, are reportedly still in prison.
5th November 2012
Malawi suspends anti-gay laws 15
2:57 PM — Malawi has halted the enforcement of laws that criminalise same-sex relationships after comments made by the country’s Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara.
31st October 2012
Ugandan parliamentary speaker promises to revive anti-gay law 43
7:33 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament has claimed the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be passed by lawmakers.
29th October 2012
South Africa’s president drops legal case against cartoonist 7
9:28 PM — Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, whose position on HIV/AIDS and gay rights has repeatedly been cited by campaigners as holding the country back, has dropped a lawsuit against one of his critics.
26th October 2012
Human Rights Watch: Cameroon must protect lawyers from anti-gay threats 1
11:28 PM — Human Rights Watch has called on the authorities in Cameroon to protect two lawyers who have been on the receiving end of death threats because of their LGBT advocacy work.