9 February 2012
Ugandan government ‘does not support’ anti-gay bill
The Ugandan government has distanced itself from the infamous bill which was reintroduced this week saying: "The facilitation of this debate should not be confused for the government's support for this bill."
8 February 2012
Interview: Gays and the Libyan revolution, before and after (part one)
In the first part of this interview, Khaleed, a 31 year old Libyan LGBT activist, discusses his life as a gay man under Gaddafi's regime.
7 February 2012
Ugandan gay death penalty bill back in parliament
An infamous gay death penalty bill has been reintroduced to the Ugandan parliament today.
6 February 2012
Tunisian human rights minister: No free speech for gays
Tunisia's human rights minister Samir Dilou has attacked new online magazine Gayday and said gays need ‘medical treatment’ in a TV interview.
2 February 2012
South African lesbian killers sentenced to 18 years in prison
Four men convicted of murdering a lesbian near Cape Town have received 18-year prison sentences, days before the sixth anniversary of her death.
29 January 2012
UN secretary general: African governments must respect gay rights
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has told African leaders that they must respect gay rights in an unusually outspoken declaration made at an African Union summit in Ethiopia.
26 January 2012
Gay Tunisians speak out
The socio-political upheaval Tunisia has undergone since the revolution has led many Tunisians to question their place within this new society – Tunisia’s often undiscussed LGBT community is no exception to this uncertainty.
26 January 2012
‘Disrespectful’ gays demanded Zulu king’s apology
While the question of what exactly the Zulu king said about gays in a speech on Sunday remains, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa said the gay rights group who demanded an apology showed the king disrespect.
25 January 2012
Peter Tatchell on arresting Robert Mugabe and interrupting Archbishop Carey
In Peter Tatchell's own words, his account of hijacking the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Sermon in 1998 and his first attempt at a citizen's arrest of Robert Mugabe.
24 January 2012
Zulu king’s alleged anti-gay comment to be investigated
Anti-gay comments reportedly made by the king of the Zulu people are set to be investigated by South Africa's Human Rights Commission, but the royal family insists it was a mistranslation by a national newspaper.
23 January 2012
Ex-South African president: Ugandan anti-gay bill makes no sense
The former president of South Africa, Thabo MBeki, has criticised Uganda's infamous anti-gay bill, saying it does not "make sense" to intervene in people's private lives.
23 January 2012
Zulu prince: King’s ‘rotten gays’ comment was ‘mistranslated’
Comments by the Zulu king that gay relationships were "rotten" have been dismissed as a mistranslation by the royal family.
23 January 2012
Zulu king: Gays are rotten
Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, King of the Zulu people, has reportedly said gay relationships are a new invention and are "rotten".
11 January 2012
Liberian Speaker rules out gay rights bills
The Speaker of Liberia's House of Representatives has said no gay rights bills will make progress during his tenure.
6 January 2012
Zimbabwe mayor rubbishes claims his pink bins were pulled
A Zimbabwe mayor has insisted his city council will use the twenty pink dustbins donated by a pro-gay rights group as soon as he can find prominent spaces for them.
3 January 2012
Comment: On running club nights and marathons
Sam Feller runs QueerlyOut, a gay club night in London and is training to complete a marathon this year in Rwamagana, East Rwanda to benefit the survivors of the 1994 genocide.
29 December 2011
Zimbabwe MP bailed after allegedly claiming Robert Mugabe had gay affairs
A Zimbabwean MP who was arrested last week after saying President Robert Mugabe had sex with other male politicians has been released on bail of $200 today, the state newspaper says.
28 December 2011
Muslim leader in Ghana offers anti-gay Christmas message
The National Chief Immam of Ghana issued a Christmas message this year which praised the efforts of Christians and members of other religions for their efforts to denounce homosexuality.
22 December 2011
Nigerian health minister says bisexuals “pose a challenge” to HIV efforts
Nigeria's health minister has warned that bisexual men pose a "challenge" to efforts to tackle the spread of HIV in the country, as the prevalence of HIV among gay and bisexual men in the country was found to have risen.
21 December 2011
Zimbabwe MP arrested for claiming Robert Mugabe “practised homosexuality”
A female member of parliament in Zimbabwe has been arrested after claiming the president, Robert Mugabe, had a sexual relationship with former president Canaan Banana.