16 October 2009
Human rights groups oppose Uganda’s proposed death penalty for homosexuality
Seventeen human rights groups have called for proposed new laws on homosexuality in Uganda to be scrapped immediately.
15 October 2009
Ugandan MP proposes that gays should be executed
A Ugandan MP has proposed that lawmakers should create a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality", which would be punishable by death.
22 September 2009
Man jailed for life over murder and rape of lesbian footballer
A man was jailed for life today for the murder and rape of a lesbian South African footballer.
22 September 2009
Gay men ‘can be outed by their Facebook profiles’
Gay men can be outed by looking at their Facebook friends, a study has found.
11 September 2009
Report claims South African runner is intersex
Caster Semenya, the South African runner whose gender has come under scrutiny, is intersex, an Australian newspaper has claimed.
9 September 2009
Caster Semenya unveils glamorous look as she learns she’ll keep gold medal
South African athlete Caster Semenya has learned that she will be entitled to retain her 800-metre gold medal regardless of the results of tests to ascertain whether she is really a man or a woman.
26 August 2009
VIDEO: Athlete at centre of gender row given hero’s welcome in South Africa
More than 3,000 people were at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg yesterday to welcome home athlete Caster Semenya.
21 August 2009
17-year-old faces homosexuality trial in Senegal
A 17-year-old boy is due to face trial for "acts against nature" in Senegal next week, according to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
19 August 2009
Gender tests on South African gold medallist sprinter Caster Semenya
South African sprinter Caster Semenya might have won the 800m in 1min 55.45sec but all eyes are now on whether she is indeed a woman.
11 August 2009
’50-50 chance’ of Zimbabwe constitution protecting gays
Gay rights campaigners in Zimbabwe believe they have a 50-50 chance of having gay, lesbian and bisexual people protected under the country's new constitution.
30 July 2009
Appeal for Burundi to end criminalisation of homosexuality
The Human Rights Watch (HRC) has called on Burundi to reverse its law criminalising gay sex.
29 July 2009
Trial resumes on rape and murder of lesbian sportswoman
Protestors gathered outside the Delmas circuit court in South Africa on Wednesday as the trial of three men accused of murdering lesbian soccer player Eudy Simelane resumed.
20 July 2009
Homophobia blamed for high levels of HIV in African gay men
Research has suggested that HIV rates for gay men in sub-Saharan Africa are ten times higher than the average rate for the general male population.
7 May 2009
British minister condemns Burundi over law criminalising gay sex
International Development minister Ivan Lewis has attacked the recent decision by the government of Burundi to criminalise gay sex.
5 May 2009
Gay man’s body removed twice from Senegal cemetery
The body of a man believed to be gay has been removed twice from a cemetary in the town of Thies, Senegal.
28 April 2009
Zimbabwean gays demand to be recognised in new Constitution
Gay rights activists in Zimbabwe have demanded to be recognised in the country's new Constitution which is currently being drafted, saying they need protection as a vulnerable minority.
28 April 2009
Authorities ‘must protect’ nine Senegalese men from homophobic attacks
Amnesty International has warned that the nine Senegalese men released from prison last week after being jailed for "indecent conduct and unnatural acts" are at risk of homophobic attacks.
27 April 2009
Burundi outlaws homosexuality
The government of Burundi has criminalised homosexuality, punishing offenders with up to two years in prison.
20 April 2009
Senegal overturns ‘gay’ jail terms
Nine men in Senegal who were sentenced to eight years in prison for "indecent conduct and unnatural acts" have had their convictions overturned.
7 April 2009
Senegal: Nine men contest gay prison sentences
Nine Senegalese men who were sentenced to eight years in prison for "indecent conduct and unnatural acts" are appealing against the decision.