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.
4th June 2014
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
3rd June 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan Foreign Minister rejects criticism of his UN appointment 20
5:30 PM — Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has rejected criticism of his appointment to become the next president of the UN General Assembly.
Africa human rights commission calls for end of anti-gay laws 1
11:51 AM — The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights has passed a resolution condemning the spread of violence and discriminatory laws targeting gay people on the continent.
2nd June 2014
Peter Tatchell: Uganda should not take the presidency of the UN General Assembly 6
2:34 PM — Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa should not be allowed to become President of the United Nations General Assembly due to Uganda’s anti-gays laws, Peter Tatchell says.
1st June 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan politician set to become new UN parliament head 42
1:55 PM — An anti-gay Ugandan politician has been selected as the next head of the United Nations General Assembly, causing outrage among rights groups.
30th May 2014
Zambia: Verdict in sodomy case ‘postponed indefinitely’ 1
6:31 PM — Two men accused of having sex 'against the order of nature' continue to be held, after their trial verdict was postponed indefinitely.
28th May 2014
Uganda: Report finds large rise in violence since anti-gay law passed 4
6:19 PM — A joint report by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch has found that since an anti-gay law was passed earlier this year, there has been a large increase in violence against gay people.
Nigerian politician: Banning same-sex marriage was in the ‘national interest’ 18
11:00 AM — Banning same-sex marriage in Nigeria was in the “national interest”, a senior politician claims.
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.