15th February 2014
Armed mob aiming to ‘cleanse’ Nigeria beats men with iron bars, telling gays to ‘pack and leave’ 45
10:23 PM — Aiming to "cleanse" their community of gays, a gang armed with wooden clubs and iron bars in Nigeria dragged fourteen men from their homes and assaulted them.
13th February 2014
UK: Over 100 MPs and peers write to Uganda’s President urging him to amend anti-gay bill 9
7:30 PM — More than one hundred MPs and peers have signed an open letter to President Yoweri Museveni, calling on him to amend Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Cambodian trans activist wins David Kato award
3:15 PM — Cambodian trans activist Sotheavy Sou has won the 2014 David Kato award.
12th February 2014
Labour MP urges UK to halt prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria over anti-gay laws 2
4:04 PM — Labour MP John McDonnell says the UK should suspend its prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria because of the country’s anti-gay laws.
Tory MP Crispin Blunt calls for travel ban against backers of Ugandan anti-gay bill 9
2:51 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt says Britain should impose a travel ban on Uganda's politicians if President Museveni passes the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
7th February 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott calls on UK to use ‘soft power’ against homophobia in Africa 4
11:47 AM — Diane Abbott says the UK Government is not doing enough to challenge LGBT rights violations across Africa.
3rd February 2014
Senegal jails men for breaking anti-gay laws, president claims there’s no discrimination 7
6:05 PM — The President of Senegal says his country is “very tolerant” and “does not discriminate” as two men are jailed for breaking anti-gay laws.
Head of Ugandan Church rebukes UK Archbishops by saying: ‘Homosexuality incompatible with Scripture’ 26
12:03 PM — The head of the Anglican Church in Uganda has criticised the Archbishops of Canterbury and York after they warned against victimising gay citizens.
30th January 2014
African traditionalist group rejects ‘troubling’ Archbishops’ request for anti-gay laws to be dropped 9
6:44 PM — An African traditionalist group has rejected calls from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to scrap anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria.
Archbishops of Canterbury and York urge Nigeria and Uganda to drop anti-gay laws 29
10:59 AM — The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda in protest at the countries anti-gay laws.
29th January 2014
Amnesty: Ivory Coast authorities must investigate violent attacks against HIV workers
7:29 PM — Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Ivory Coast to investigate what it calls an "unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks", which have forced HIV workers into hiding.
Nigeria: Trial of men accused of being gay suspended due to ‘mob justice’ fears 12
12:06 PM — Two Islamic courts in Nigeria have suspended the trials of 10 men accused of breaking laws against homosexuality over fears stones will once again be thrown at the defendants.
28th January 2014
Ugandan President tells angry MPs: People are born gay just like albinos 34
2:03 PM — President Yoweri Museveni will reportedly only sign Uganda’s anti-gay bill into law if he has proof that gay people are ‘made’ and ‘not born’ into their sexuality.
Coca Cola pulls plug on ad campaign that banned the word ‘gay’ 3
1:55 PM — Coca-Cola has pulled the plug on a 'virtual coke' website after a row erupted over the site filtering the word "gay".
27th January 2014
Ivory Coast: Security guard hospitalised after violent mob attacks office of gay rights group 9
4:55 PM — A mob has stormed the office of a gay rights group in the Ivory Coast.
UK man ‘relieved’ at having Ugandan anti-gay charges dropped 8
10:43 AM — A retired gay man from Kent who faced jail in Uganda for possessing a pornographic video has spoken of his relief after being deported to the UK.
26th January 2014
Ugandan boyfriend of deported British man receives death threats from neighbours 8
12:14 PM — The Ugandan boyfriend of Bernard Randall, a gay British man arrested in Uganda after pictures of him having sex appeared in a newspaper, is fearing for his life after receiving death threats from neighbours.
24th January 2014
Nigerian newspaper claims that woman ‘publicly disowned her cat’ because she declared it was gay 28
7:21 PM — Reports from a newspaper in Nigeria claim that a woman in the country disowned her cat which she suspected was gay.
Goldie Hawn ‘embarrassed’ after calling calling Nigerian President ‘wonderful’, unaware of anti-gay law 17
4:22 PM — US actress Goldie Hawn has apologised after she called Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan "wonderful" in a tweet, saying she didn't know about the country's new anti-gay law.
Ugandan boyfriend of deported British man ‘fears he will never see him again’ 3
11:41 AM — The Ugandan boyfriend of Bernard Randall, a gay British man arrested in Uganda after pictures of him having sex appeared in a newspaper, fears he will never see him again.