26th May 2014
South Africa: Lesbian minister appointed to cabinet 2
8:35 PM — South African president Jacob Zuma has appointed the country's first openly gay cabinet minister.
23rd May 2014
Canada: Gay Ugandan activists due to speak at WorldPride Conference denied entry 11
9:13 PM — Canada has refused to grant entry to ten Ugandan LGBT activists invited to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference in Toronto next month.
Canada bans Ugandan activists from attending Pride event over asylum fears 11
6:52 PM — Canada has refused to give 10 Ugandan activists visas for the Toronto World Pride human rights conference.
Ugandan Ethics Minister: ‘The whites are spreading pornography and homosexuality’ 34
5:15 PM — Uganda’s Minister of Ethics Simon Lokodo had said white people are responsible for homosexuality and pornography.
Home Office halts deportation of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 6
11:03 AM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Uganda has been halted.
22nd May 2014
Africa elects its first openly gay black MP 12
3:39 PM — Zakhele Mbhele has become the first openly gay black MP to be elected in the continent of Africa.
House of Lords protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 9
11:01 AM — Supporters of a lesbian asylum seeker who faces deportation to Uganda are holding a protest outside the House of Lords this afternoon.
21st May 2014
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker ‘begs UK Government’ not to deport her 2
4:15 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Saturday.
20th May 2014
South Africa: Gay blood ban lifted for monogamous couples 11
8:59 PM — South Africa has lifted a blanket ban on gay men donating blood, in favour of new regulations which do not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
19th May 2014
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF councillor calls for gay rights to be respected 3
12:44 PM — In a move likely to anger the party’s leadership, a Zanu PF councillor in central Zimbabwe says he supports gay rights.
17th May 2014
Lynne Featherstone: We must find a way forward for LGBT rights in Africa 5
1:20 PM — Former Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone has said the international community "must find a way forward in these most difficult of circumstances" to improve LGBT rights in Africa.
15th May 2014
Amnesty and HRW: Uganda’s anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ 15
12:07 PM — A new report shows homophobic persecution in Uganda has soared since the country passed its Anti-Homosexuality Act.
14th May 2014
Ugandan Ethics Minister: HIV support groups are ‘promoting homosexuality’ and I will close them down 24
3:55 PM — Uganda's Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo has accused the country’s HIV support groups of “promoting homosexuality” and warns that he will take action against them.
8th May 2014
Shadow Foreign Office Minister: Government must do more to raise concerns over Uganda’s anti-gay law 4
8:01 PM — Labour's Shadow Foreign Office Minister Kerry McCarthy has condemned Uganda's anti-gay law, saying the Government must do more to voice its opposition to it during a visit by President Yoweri Museveni.
Ugandan man charged with breaking anti-gay laws granted bail 2
1:20 PM — One of two men on trial for breaking Uganda’s anti-gay laws has been granted bail.
7th May 2014
Ugandan President’s visit to London hit by LGBT rights protest 20
6:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have staged a protest over the President of Uganda’s visit to London.
Gay Ugandan seeking refuge in US after threats are made on his life 1
4:38 PM — A Ugandan LGBT activist is seeking refuge in the US for fears his life will be in danger if he returns to the African nation
Ugandan President who believes gays are ‘disgusting’ attends UK Government event 20
12:29 PM — Yoweri Museveni, who believes gay people are “disgusting”, has spoken at an event hosted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.
Uganda: Trial begins of two men charged under anti-gay law 2
12:20 PM — The trial of two men in Uganda charged with engaging in acts "against the order of nature", under a new anti-gay law has begun.
5th May 2014
Gay South African artist found guilty of exhibitionism for tying rooster to his penis in Paris 21
2:46 PM — A South African artist has been found guilty by a Paris court of sexual exhibitionism for a performance during which he tied a rooster to his penis.