1 April 2013
Wife of Uganda’s president denies Anti-Homosexuality Bill is designed for persecuting gays
First Lady Janet Museveni reportedly told a delegation last month that the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is not for persecuting gay Ugandans.
29 March 2013
Ugandan asylum seeker has Heathrow deportation flight cancelled
The deportation flight of a female asylum seeker to Uganda has been cancelled with just hours to spare against Friday’s deadline.
28 March 2013
BBC apologises for naming South African official ‘gay marriage’ in TV news caption
The BBC has apologised for accidently naming a South African civil servant with the name “gay marriage” in a TV news report about a diplomatic conference.
28 March 2013
UK Border Agency accused of trying to deport Ugandan female rape victim
Human rights campaigners have once again accused the UK Border Agency (UKBA) of trying to deport a vulnerable female asylum seeker to Uganda.
25 March 2013
EU eases restrictions on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s government
Despite its reputation for violating human and LGBT rights, the EU has suspended the majority of its sanctions against Zimbabwe’s government.
21 March 2013
Somalia: Man stoned to death for alleged sexual act with teenage boy
Reports out of Somalia say a man has been stoned to death for carrying out an alleged sexual act with a 13-year-old boy.
20 March 2013
Pope Francis criticised for greeting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Pope Francis has been criticised by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell for meeting with President Robert Mugabe.
19 March 2013
Uganda’s president describes gay people as ‘deviants’
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni says gay people can be viewed as “deviants” and has accused European countries of trying to promote homosexuality and sexual liberalisation.
13 March 2013
UK: Protest planned outside Home Office following death of lesbian Ugandan asylum seeker
Campaigners are blaming the UK Border Agency for deporting an asylum seeker who has reportedly died in Uganda after she claimed she was at risk of homophobic persecution.
11 March 2013
Nigerian Football Federation says it hasn’t banned lesbians from professional football
The Nigerian Football Federation says lesbians have not been banned from playing in the West African country following recent reports.
8 March 2013
Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai accused of ‘hate speech’ by gay rights group
Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has been criticised for denouncing homosexuality and reportedly saying marriage “should be between a man and a woman.”
8 March 2013
Canadian Government provides funding to Uganda’s embattled LGBT campaigners
A leading Canadian newspaper has revealed that Canada is quietly supporting the efforts of LGBT Ugandans in their fight against the country’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
7 March 2013
FIFA investigates claims that lesbians have been banned from playing professional football in Nigeria
Following the comments of the chair of the Nigeria Women Football League, FIFA has written to the Nigerian Football Association over reports that lesbians have been banned from football in the west African country.
6 March 2013
South Africa: Gay man killed after going on online date in Cape Town
Reports out of South Africa say a gay man has been killed after going on a date with a person he met over the internet.
5 March 2013
Malawian asylum seeker who claimed of being at risk of homophobic persecution deported from UK
An asylum seeker from Malawi, who claimed he was at risk of homophobic persecution and said that the authorities in Malawi are looking to punish him for the actions of his father in the killing of a religious leader, has now been deported from the UK.
1 March 2013
Sweden: Married Ugandan men receive permission to stay after death threats from home
The couple whose separation in Uganda and eventual reunion and marriage in Sweden made international news have learnt that they have both been granted asylum.
27 February 2013
South African Pastor: Oscar Pistorius is ‘cursed’ for supporting gay rights
A pastor in South Africa, who previously said Archbishop Desmond Tutu should should "burn in hell" for accepting gay people, now believes fallen Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius has been "cursed" for supporting gay rights.
26 February 2013
Leader of South Africa’s Agang Party says being gay is ‘how God created us’
Mamphela Ramphele, the leader of South Africa’s new Agang Party, has made comments in which she supports LGBT rights and opposes homophobia.
25 February 2013
Uganda: Tabloid publishes names of ‘gay recruiters’
A list of alleged "gay recruiters" has been published by a Ugandan tabloid, which has already become infamous for its outings of dozens of gay men and lesbians in recent years.
21 February 2013
Ghana’s president attempts to appease anti-gay critics of children’s minister
Ghana’s President John Mahama has commented for the first time in the row over the country’s new children’s minister, with critics saying she is too sympathetic on the issue of homosexuality.