25th June 2014
US: Vice President Joe Biden says gay rights should trump cultural and social traditions 4
4:13 PM — On Tuesday the White House hosted the first LGBT Human Rights Forum, where Vice President Joe Biden stated gay rights must trump cultural and social traditions around the world.
24th June 2014
Gambia: New bill will ‘ban homosexuality’ and LGBT rights groups 20
4:42 PM — The West African government of Gambia plans to present a bill to parliament that will further toughen anti-LGBT legislature. The bill is aimed at banning LGBT rights organizations and homosexuality in Gambia.
23rd June 2014
Uganda claims that US sanctions will harm ‘the most vulnerable people’ 20
4:52 PM — Uganda has warned that “regrettable” US sanctions over a recently introduced anti-gay law, may harm “the most vulnerable people” in the country.
21st June 2014
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
20th June 2014
Ugandan government: We won’t be blackmailed into repealing anti-gay law 22
8:39 PM — The Ugandan government has said it won't be "blackmailed" into repealing its anti-gay law, after the US stepped up sanctions against the country.
US imposes sanctions against Uganda for anti-gay law 8
12:07 PM — The US has announced sanctions against Uganda, following the implementation of a law which further criminalises homosexuality.
19th June 2014
US to announce new measures against Uganda following introduction of anti-gay law 12
5:45 PM — The US will today announce new measures against Uganda, following the introduction of a new anti-gay law introduced earlier this year.
UK Government: We don’t know how many LGBT asylum seekers were deported last year 8
3:41 PM — Baroness Susan Williams admits the government does not know how many Ugandan asylum claims were made on the basis of sexual orientation in 2013.
16th June 2014
Canada: Ugandan gay activists finally allowed entry to speak at WorldPride Congerence 6
8:58 PM — A group of Ugandan LGBT activists who plan to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference will finally be allowed to enter Canada, after initially being denied visas.
14th June 2014
Video: Ricky Martin changes lyrics from ‘she’ to ‘he’ during Morocco concert 15
4:24 PM — Ricky Martin flipped the pronouns in a song while performing in Morocco, singing about a gay lover despite homosexuality being criminalised.
12th June 2014
Nigeria: 4 men appear in Islamic court on sodomy charges 7
3:16 PM — Four men have appeared in an Islamic court charged with committing same-sex sexual activity in northern Nigeria.
Ex-UN Secretary-General warns Uganda against promoting homophobia at the UN 10
2:24 PM — Kofi Annan says he does not expect Sam Kutesa to promote anti-gay “policies” as President of the United Nations General Assembly
New UN General Assembly President: Homosexual behaviour should be kept behind closed doors 33
11:58 AM — Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has been elected President of the United Nations General Assembly.
11th June 2014
Thousands sign petition against appointment of ‘homophobe’ as UN Assembly President
11:24 AM — Thousands have signed an online petition calling on the United Nations (UN) to rethink appointing Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa as the next President of its General Assembly.
10th June 2014
MEP Michael Cashman: The UN should not be appointing a ‘homophobe’ 4
12:59 PM — Outgoing Labour MEP Michael Cashman has condemned the appointment of Uganda’s Foreign Minister as the next President of the UN General Assembly.
9th June 2014
UK: Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker set to be deported tomorrow 11
6:31 PM — A Ugandan asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of imprisonment if she is sent home is scheduled to be deported tomorrow.
UK: Lesbian at risk of deportation to Nigeria will send sex video to help her case 20
11:42 AM — A lesbian who is at risk of being deported to Nigeria has said she will hand over home videos of her having sex to the Home Office.
8th June 2014
Zambian government: Decriminalising homosexuality would be an affront to Christianity 20
8:00 PM — The Zambian government has reaffirmed its opposition to homosexuality, labelling gay rights an 'affront' to Christianity and the constitution.
7th June 2014
Uganda: Officials ‘confident’ anti-gay minister will still become UN parliament head 30
4:59 PM — Ugandan officials say they are "confident" that anti-gay politician Samuel Kutesa will become head of the UN general assembly, as there has been no "formal protest" from Western leaders.
5th June 2014
Home Office prepares to deport Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 5
4:25 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda next week.