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.
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.