27th June 2013
President of Senegal rebukes President Obama’s call for tolerance of gay people 13
1:55 PM — Just one day after the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, and undercut Proposition 8, President Obama made calls for tolerance whilst on a visit to Senegal, which were strongly rejected by the country's president.
25th June 2013
Amnesty urges Obama to address LGBT ‘suffering’ during Africa trip 2
7:14 PM — The President of the United States Barack Obama, should use an upcoming trip to Africa to speak out against the "suffering" of many LGBT people in African countries, Amnesty International has said.
Amnesty: Homophobia reaching ‘dangerous levels’ in Africa 15
11:54 AM — Human rights organisation Amnesty International says homophobia across Africa is reaching “dangerous levels”.
24th June 2013
Ghana: Church minister suspended over gay sex claims 4
6:02 PM — A church minister in Ghana has reportedly been suspended over claims of engaging in “homosexual acts” with seven young men aged between 20 and 28.
20th June 2013
Poll: 92% of Nigerians support proposed bill to criminalise same-sex marriage 39
7:05 PM — A new poll has found that 92% of Nigerians are in support of a proposed bill to make same-sex marriages punishable with 14 year prison sentences.
Tanzania: Police accused by Human Rights Watch of sexually assaulting LGBT citizens 4
11:33 AM — Human Rights Watch say efforts to reduce HIV infection rates in Tanzania are being undermined by widespread state abuse of sexual minorities.
19th June 2013
South Africa: Gay imam spreads message of empowerment when it comes to homosexuality and Islam 19
5:27 PM — A gay Muslim cleric in South Africa, one of the few openly gay imams in the world, says it’s important to be open about your sexuality in order to have an “authentic” life.
18th June 2013
UK: Injunction halts deportation order of lesbian asylum seeker with just hours to spare 6
6:13 PM — A last minute injunction has been granted for a lesbian asylum seeker who was due to be deported to Uganda this evening from the UK.
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker faces imminent deportation to Uganda 12
1:18 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Tuesday evening.
17th June 2013
David Cameron to discuss Nigeria’s new anti-gay law with country’s politicians and leaders 7
2:15 PM — Following the decision of Nigeria's lawmakers to pass a new anti-homosexuality law, Prime Minister David Cameron says “nothing should be off the table” when it comes to foreign aid and protecting equal rights.
11th June 2013
Zambia: Gay couple facing sodomy allegations go on trial 5
11:23 AM — A gay couple “charged with the offence of sodomy or having sex against the order of nature contrary to the laws of Zambia” have gone on trial.
10th June 2013
US: Conservative group praises Nigeria for ‘fighting back’ with anti-gay laws 20
5:32 PM — A conservative group in the US has praised Nigeria for “taking bold steps to fight back” against measures “to subvert public morality," though introducing new, harsher, anti-gay laws.
8th June 2013
Ghana: Journalists Association president rebuked for urging anti-gay slant in media 17
4:38 PM — The president of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has come under fire for encouraging the media to take an anti-gay stance in their reports.
5th June 2013
Anti-gay Evangelist Scott Lively: ‘I don’t support Ugandan ‘Kill the gays’ bill, but it is courageous’ 37
2:08 PM — US Christian Evangelist Scott Lively, has posted an article which says that he thinks it is "courageous" of Ugandan people to push though legislation which could make homosexual acts punishable by death, but that he doesn't support the bill.
31st May 2013
Kaleidoscope Trust urges Nigeria’s president to veto anti-gay law 3
7:06 PM — The Kaleidoscope Trust is calling on Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to veto a bill to further criminalise same-sex marriages in Nigeria with potential prison terms of up to 14 years.
30th May 2013
Nigeria bans same-sex marriages with 14-year prison term 33
5:55 PM — A bill to further criminalise same-sex marriages in Nigeria with prison terms of up to 14 years has been passed by lawmakers.
20th May 2013
Human Rights Watch urges Zambia to drop charges in sodomy case
4:53 PM — The Human Rights Watch has urged authorities in Zambia to release two men who were arrested and charged on allegations of sodomy earlier in May.
15th May 2013
Zambia: Trial of gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona delayed
3:24 PM — The trial of a prominent gay rights activist in Zambia has been postponed, as his lawyers argued that the charges brought against him were too vague and that the case should be heard by the High Court.
10th May 2013
Online campaign targets homophobia in Arab world 2
3:56 PM — An online magazine has launched a campaign asking readers in Arab countries to photograph themselves with messages speaking out against homophobia.
9th May 2013
Amnesty urges Zambian authorities to release gay men arrested on sodomy allegations 1
2:19 PM — Amnesty International has urged authorities in Zambia to release two men who were arrested and charged on allegations of sodomy earlier this week.