7th October 2014
British gay man released from Moroccan jail pending appeal 9
6:15 PM — A gay British man arrested in Morocco and charged with committing homosexual acts has been granted conditional release.
European Parliament President to write to Morocco over arrested gay tourist Ray Cole 6
4:10 PM — The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has today confirmed that he will write to Morocco over the issues faced by imprisoned gay tourist Ray Cole.
6th October 2014
Legal fund launched for Ray Cole, gay British man jailed in Morocco 3
2:58 PM — The family of a gay British man jailed in Morocco for 'homosexual acts' have launched a legal fund to help fight his case.
Shrien Dewani tells court he is bisexual in honeymoon murder trial 17
12:21 PM — British millionaire Shrien Dewani today stands trial in South Africa, accused of arranging a plot to kill his wife during their honeymoon, as the court heard that he is bisexual and slept with male prostitutes.
Amnesty International calls for immediate release of British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ in Morocco 11
11:10 AM — Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of Ray Cole, who has been jailed for 'homosexual acts' in Morocco.
5th October 2014
How a gay bar upset the Mormon church, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week 5
7:31 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Nigel Evans MP: I will take jailed British man’s case to Moroccan ambassador 17
6:04 PM — Out Tory MP Nigel Evans has said he will take the case of a British man jailed in Morocco for 'homosexual acts' up with the Moroccan ambassador.
Tory Vice Chair Mike Freer: Trade talks with Morocco should be blocked over jailing of gay tourist 24
4:50 PM — Out Tory MP Mike Free has called for trade talks with Morocco to be blocked, after a gay British man was jailed for 'homosexual acts' in the country.
Dover MP Charlie Elphicke calls for Morocco travel boycott after British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ 5
3:13 PM — Dover MP Charlie Elphicke has called for travellers to boycott Morocco, after one of his constituents was jailed in the country for 'homosexual acts'.
Labour LGBT envoy Michael Cashman: Morocco ‘must face consequences’ for jailing gay British man 5
2:56 PM — Labour's LGBT rights envoy Michael Cashman has condemned the imprisonment in Morocco of a British man for 'homosexual acts'.
4th October 2014
South Africa: Pro-gay ‘open mosque’ burnt by arsonists 21
7:50 PM — A Cape Town mosque which preached acceptance of gay people has been damaged in an arson attack.
Exclusive: British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ in Morocco 95
6:23 PM — PinkNews exclusive. A gay British man has been arrested in Morocco and charged with committing homosexual acts.
3rd October 2014
Researchers track origin of HIV pandemic to 1920s Congo 12
5:37 PM — Researchers have confirmed for the first time that the HIV pandemic originated in the Congo in the 1920s.
Kenya: Private girls school suspends 11 students for ‘lesbianism’ 8
2:56 PM — A private girls school in Kenya has suspended 11 students "on allegations of lesbianism."
Cameroon: 7 arrested in anti-gay house raid 3
2:18 PM — Seven people have been arrested on homosexuality-related charges, after police raided a house in Yaoundé.
2nd October 2014
Watch: Kenya criticised for branding LGBT rights groups ‘unacceptable’ 1
11:30 AM — Human rights groups have urged Kenya to allow LGBT groups to carry out their work there uninterrupted.
1st October 2014
Zimbabwe MP: Gay gangsters backed by the CIA have infiltrated the government 7
1:13 PM — A Zimbabwean MP has warned that a number of "gay gangsters" have infiltrated the ruling political party.
Uganda: Judge receiving death threats for striking down anti-gay law 4
9:47 AM — A Ugandan judge responsible for striking down an "illegally passed" anti-gay Ugandan law has revealed she has received death threats.
29th September 2014
Labour MEP questions Commission’s commitment to international LGBT rights. 1
5:12 PM — The Labour MEP for London will today call on the International Cooperation and Development Commissioner designate Nevan Mimica to renew efforts to tackle LGBT issues internationally.
South Africa’s queer youth: The future of the LGBT movement?
2:11 PM — On 26 September in Johannesburg, South Africans celebrated their diversity on Heritage Day and used it to strengthen LGBT youth activism.