23rd December 2013
Retired Ghanaian diplomat says ‘leave the gays alone’ 5
6:04 PM — A retired diplomat in Ghana has urged his country to show tolerance towards its gay population.
Gay British man facing porn charges in Uganda fears for safety over anti-gay law 2
12:13 PM — A gay retired British banker charged with possessing a video depicting a sexual act fears the passing of Uganda’s Anti Homosexuality Bill could lead create greater danger for him.
21st December 2013
The US urges Uganda to ‘stop enactment’ of anti-gay law 13
5:25 PM — The US has urged Uganda to cease the enactment of an anti-gay law passed by the country's parliament on Friday.
20th December 2013
UK Government: Uganda’s anti-gay law will damage the country’s international reputation 19
6:27 PM — The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has condemned the Ugandan Parliament for passing its Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Kaleidoscope Trust: Uganda’s passing of anti-gay law represents a terrible fortnight for LGBT rights 10
3:15 PM — The Kaleidoscope Trust says today’s news out of Uganda represents a “terrible fortnight in the struggle for LGBT rights.”
Peter Tatchell: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill breaks country’s own Constitution 11
1:53 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the decision of Uganda’s Parliament to pass the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill violates constitutional law.
Activists urge Ugandan President not to sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law 8
1:01 PM — Campaigners are calling on Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, following today’s vote by the Uganda Parliament.
Nigel Evans: ‘Ugandan MPs who voted for anti-gay bill are a complete disgrace’ 8
12:36 PM — Nigel Evans, the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons has heavily criticised MPs in Uganda who voted in favour of a bill harshening punishments for homosexuality.
Diane Abbott: Uganda’s anti-gay bill is ‘dreadful news’ especially just after Nelson Mandela’s death 7
12:03 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott has spoken out to condemn today's passage of an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda.
Ugandan Parliament passes bill that could mean gays face life in prison 22
11:30 AM — Uganda's Parliament has passed the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
17th December 2013
Uganda: Former national football team coach arrested for allegedly having gay sex with player 2
11:07 AM — The former head of Uganda’s national football team has reportedly been arrested for breaking the country’s laws against same-sex sexual activity.
16th December 2013
Trial of UK man held in Uganda for breaking anti-gay laws adjourned until 2014 6
6:59 PM — The case of a British man charged in Uganda after images of him having sex with a man were published in a newspaper has been adjourned for a third time.
13th December 2013
Facebook accounts go #GayForADay in protest against Indian gay sex ban 7
5:06 PM — Swathes of Facebook users, both gay, bisexual and straight, have been changing their profile pictures to pictures of themselves engaging in same-sex kisses in a viral protest against India's recently reintroduced gay sex ban.
10th December 2013
Obama speaks at Mandela’s eulogy: ‘Around the world people are still persecuted for who they love’ 13
6:16 PM — Speaking at the eulogy for Nelson Mandela, President Obama made a powerful speech about equality around the world, noting LGBT rights as part of the speech.
World pays tribute to Mandela exactly 17 years since he signed Constitution against discrimination
4:40 PM — World leaders have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto – on the same day 17 years ago he famously signed South Africa’s landmark Constitution outlawing discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation.
9th December 2013
Journalist: ‘It would be wrong to say Mandela was always comfortable with gay rights’ 4
4:20 PM — The late Nelson Mandela has been described by some as a “gay icon”, but South African author and journalist Mark Gevisser says Mandela’s approach to LGBT rights was less pronounced.
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Uganda on Thursday 8
12:22 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Thursday.
6th December 2013
Bill Gates: I admire Nelson Mandela for speaking out against the stigma of HIV 2
7:05 PM — The philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela and says he will remember the former South African president most for raising awareness of HIV.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Nelson Mandela was a gay icon but he failed on HIV, poverty & Mugabe’ 56
4:30 PM — Peter Tatchell writes for PinkNews of how Nelson Mandela became a "gay icon" - but says the former president "failed" when it came to dealing with the HIV epidemic, challenging Robert Mugabe, and tackling poverty during his time in office.
Comment: South Africa is not a ‘Rainbow Nation’ if you’re gay 21
2:25 PM — In a PinkNews article published before Nelson Mandela's death, Douglas Bruce Davies said homophobia and racism "still runs rampant" in his home country South Africa.