14th October 2013
France’s First Lady meets with LGBT campaigners in South Africa
6:46 PM — France's First Lady has met with LGBT campaigners in South Africa as part of a visit to the country.
9th October 2013
Kenyan health institute urges gay sex workers to be included in HIV prevention strategy 1
2:44 PM — Kenya’s Medical Research Institute says gay men working in the sex trade need to be included in the country’s HIV prevention strategy.
4th October 2013
Nigeria: Two men charged with ‘homosexual behaviour’ face up to 14 years in prison 6
6:30 PM — Two men have been arrested and charged with "homosexual behaviour" in Nigeria.
3rd October 2013
Top EU official says Europe should stop lecturing Africa on gay rights 55
11:04 AM — The European Union's most senior official in charge of relations with Africa has said the EU should stop lecturing the continent about gay rights.
Gambia leaves the Commonwealth, days after President told UN that gays want to end human existence 43
9:09 AM — The President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has said that his country will leave the Commonwealth just days after he told the United Nations General Assembly that gays and those who promote homosexuality want to end human existence.
2nd October 2013
Chris Brown: ‘Love is not a crime. Gay or straight. Love who you want to love’ 11
7:23 PM — Singer Chris Brown, who has in the past been accused of being party to homophobia towards other RnB artists, has taken to Twitter to voice his support for people of all sexualities.
1st October 2013
Uganda: Petition and court case urge arrest of three for persecution of gay people 13
4:41 PM — A petition and court case have been filed to urge for the arrest of three men "for the persecution of gays" in the country.
27th September 2013
Gambian President: ‘Homosexuality more deadly than all natural disasters put together’ 63
5:49 PM — Gambia's President has used his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack gay people, calling homosexuality one of the three "biggest threats to human existence".
24th September 2013
Cameroon: Ambassador to the UN denies gay rights activist was murdered because of his sexuality 4
2:54 PM — The Cameroonian ambassador to the UN has denied claims that prominent gay rights and HIV campaigner Eric Ohena Lembembe was murdered because of his sexuality and activism.
23rd September 2013
Cameroon rejects UN Human Rights Council’s gay rights recommendations 6
6:39 PM — Cameroon has rejected the United Nations Human Rights Council's recommendation that it decriminalise homosexuality.
18th September 2013
Desmond Tutu: God makes me fight for gay rights 48
12:24 PM — The former Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, has said that he fights for gay rights because "It’s God catching me by my neck."
15th September 2013
University of Lagos: Magnets prove homosexuality is unnatural 180
11:06 AM — Staff at the University of Lagos have lauded the work of one of its postgraduate students, Chibuihem Amalaha, for an experiment in which he claimed observations of magnets provided proof that homosexuality is unnatural.
12th September 2013
South Africa: Gay couple attacked and called ‘fags’ after leaving nightclub 9
4:00 PM — A gay man and his boyfriend have been attacked by a gang in a suburb north west of Johannesburg.
11th September 2013
Amnesty urges Zambia to drop charges against two men accused of having sex ‘against the order nature’ 7
5:02 PM — The human rights organisation Amnesty International has urged Zambia to drop charges against a gay couple "charged with the offence of sodomy or having sex against the order of nature" and release them from prison unconditionally.
7th September 2013
Senegal: Justice Minister rules out legalising homosexuality despite previous gay rights support 3
6:59 PM — Senegal's justice minister Sidiki Kaba has ruled out legalising homosexuality in the country despite previously being a gay rights supporter and activist.
5th September 2013
Where do each of the G20 countries stand on LGBT rights? 36
3:23 PM — Today 20 of the world's leading economies meet to discuss issues of global importance, the G20 summit is to take place in Russia which has found itself at the centre of an international storm of controversy over its law which bans the promotion of "non traditional" relationships.
2nd September 2013
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively warns Vladimir Putin Russian ‘gay propaganda’ laws are not enough 30
4:48 PM — Scott Lively, an anti-gay activist who previously supported the Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill, wrote an open latter to President Vladimir Putin this month telling him more can be done with Russia's notorious anti-gay laws.
South Africa plans to introduce hate crime legislation to protect LGBT people 2
2:45 PM — South Africa is set to introduce hate crime legislation, which would protect LGBT people against hate crimes, including laws to prosecute following physical or verbal attacks.
27th August 2013
Kenya criminalises homosexuality but allows for straight polyandry and polygamy 18
12:43 PM — When opponents claim same-sex marriage could lead to polygamy maybe they should look at Kenya – the country criminalises homosexuality – yet two Kenyan men have signed an agreement to marry the same woman.
23rd August 2013
President Mugabe uses inauguration speech to say: ‘Homosexuality a filthy, filthy disease’ 60
10:40 AM — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has launched an attack on the West and Zimbabwe's LGBT community.