11 January 2011
Ugandan opposition leader says he won’t prosecute gays
The Ugandan opposition leader has reportedly suggested that homosexuality should be decriminalised.
4 January 2011
Judge bans Ugandan media from outing gays and lesbians
A high court judge in Uganda has banned all media from outing gays and lesbians.
21 December 2010
UN votes to reinstate resolution condemning execution of gays
The United Nations General Assembly has voted to restore a reference to sexual orientation in a resolution opposing the unjustified killings of minority groups.
20 December 2010
South Africa launches “bold” Mr Gay World bid
The 2012 bid is launched against a rising tide of homophobia, the Guardian reports.
2 December 2010
Kenyan prime minister denies saying gays should be arrested
The prime minister of Kenya claims he never said that gays and lesbians should be arrested.
30 November 2010
Kenyan gay groups concerned after prime minister says they should be arrested
Gay groups in Kenya are concerned after the country's president said gays and lesbians should be arrested.
29 November 2010
Kenyan prime minister says gays should be arrested
The prime minister of Kenya says that gay men and lesbians should be arrested.
23 November 2010
Judge extends ban on Ugandan tabloid outing gays
A Ugandan judge has extended a ban on a tabloid outing gay men and lesbians.
1 November 2010
Updated: Ugandan newspaper ordered to stop outing gay men
Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone has been ordered to stop outing gay men and lesbians.
28 October 2010
Ugandan MP says anti-gay bill ‘will be law soon’
David Bahati, the Ugandan MP who tabled a bill calling for gays to be jailed or executed, says he is confident his bill will soon become law.
22 October 2010
Ugandan gays and lesbians ‘attacked after being outed’
Several gays and lesbians in Uganda say they have been attacked after a newspaper published their names, photographs and addresses.
21 October 2010
Rolling Stone condemns anti-gay Ugandan newspaper
US magazine Rolling Stone has condemned the Ugandan newspaper of the same name for calling for gays to be executed.
20 October 2010
Ugandan newspaper publishes ‘list of gays’ and calls for executions
A Ugandan newspaper has published the names, addresses and photographs of the country's "top" gays and lesbians.
7 October 2010
One half of Malawian couple is seeking asylum in Canada
Tiwonge Chimbalanga, one half of the Malawian couple sentenced to 14 years' hard labour before being released in May, is seeking asylum in Canada.
7 October 2010
‘Pink Protest’ to be held at University of Cape Town
Student activists at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, are planning to stage an anti-homophobia protest today after a symbolic 'pink closet' sculpture intended to highlight the effects of homophobia was burnt down.
4 October 2010
Africa’s biggest Pride draws crowds of 18,000
More than 18,000 people attended Africa's biggest Pride celebration in Johannesburg on Saturday, organisers said.
17 September 2010
Gay Nigerian asylum seeker faces deportation
A Nigerian man who was due to be deported from the UK last night has been given a temporary reprieve.
14 September 2010
Gay Saudi diplomat says he’ll be killed if sent home
A gay Saudi Arabian diplomat is seeking asylum in the US because he says he will be killed if returned to his home country.
12 August 2010
Gay German foreign minister does not take partner to anti-gay countries
German vice-chancellor and foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has stated that he does not take along his partner when making diplomatic trips to countries in which homosexuality is punishable by law.
6 August 2010
Second Zimbabwe gay activist pleads not guilty on porn charges
The second Zimbabwean gay rights activist to be charged with having porn in her office has pleaded not guilty.