31st October 2012
Ugandan parliamentary speaker promises to revive anti-gay law 43
7:33 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament has claimed the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be passed by lawmakers.
29th October 2012
South Africa’s president drops legal case against cartoonist 7
9:28 PM — Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, whose position on HIV/AIDS and gay rights has repeatedly been cited by campaigners as holding the country back, has dropped a lawsuit against one of his critics.
26th October 2012
Human Rights Watch: Cameroon must protect lawyers from anti-gay threats 1
11:28 PM — Human Rights Watch has called on the authorities in Cameroon to protect two lawyers who have been on the receiving end of death threats because of their LGBT advocacy work.
25th October 2012
Cameroon: Gay rights supporting lawyer’s children receives death threats 6
7:44 PM — A lawyer in Cameroon, who has made a career of defending gay rights, has been on the receiving end of death threats, along with members of his family.
24th October 2012
Senegal: Gay journalist jailed for stabbing partner 3
9:50 PM — A judge has sentenced a well-known gay Senegalese journalist to four years in prison.
Ugandan parliamentary speaker blasts Canada over gay rights criticism 71
12:03 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament claims that Canada has refused to grant visas for several of the country’s politicians due to its ban on same-sex marriage.
17th October 2012
Cameroon urged to release jailed men for wearing ‘gay’ clothes and for drinking Baileys 15
6:13 PM — The US, EU and campaign groups have strongly condemned Cameroon’s appalling gay rights record ahead of a court appeal involving two men.
15th October 2012
UK: Gay asylum seeker loses deportation fight 54
1:33 PM — A gay Nigerian asylum seeker who was living in Bradford has been deported from the UK.
11th October 2012
Gambian president: I’ve ‘cured’ 68 HIV patients 31
3:39 PM — Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has once again made outspoken remarks about HIV and is repeating claims that he can treat the virus with herbs.
5th October 2012
UK: Gay man fights deportation to Nigeria 19
11:25 AM — Campaigners are fighting to stop the deportation of a gay man to Nigeria.
1st October 2012
Malawi: President Joyce Banda U-turns on gay rights 25
1:36 PM — Malawi's President Joyce Banda believes her country isn't ready to repeal a law which outlaws homosexuality, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation.
17th September 2012
Uganda: British producer of gay play bailed from jail 3
12:47 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil has been released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play featuring a gay storyline.
13th September 2012
UK theatre producer held in Ugandan jail for showing gay play 4
5:17 PM — The British producer of a play about being gay in Uganda is in jail pending his trial on charges that he had the work performed without official authorisation.
5th September 2012
UK Border Agency halts deportation of lesbian asylum seeker bound for Cameroon 4
10:08 AM — A lesbian asylum seeker who fears for her life managed to avoid being flown back to her native country at the start of last weekend after she was escorted off a plane for causing a disturbance.
2nd September 2012
South Africa: Gay adoptive parents were asked if child “would become gay” under their care 16
1:50 AM — A couple who have been caring for a four-year-old boy since 2010, the biological parents of whom were homeless alcoholics, have been questioned on their ability to raise the child, apparently because they are gay.
30th August 2012
Egypt: Leader of “gay sex network” arrested by police 3
10:57 PM — Egyptian police have arrested a man from Cairo based on the accusation that he was the head of a "gay sex network".
Uganda: Play banned by authorities for gay storyline 4
12:21 AM — A Ugandan play tackling the difficulties of being gay in the country has been cancelled, ahead of a planned run at the country's National Theatre in Kampala.
24th August 2012
Zimbabwe: Police in Harare close down GALZ offices 21
5:40 PM — Police in Harare have finally pressed charges against Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) and closed down their office.
23rd August 2012
South African pastor blames gay men, lesbians and feminists for ‘culture of death’ 41
2:53 PM — Pastor Errol Naidoo of South Africa’s Family Policy Institute has blamed the LGBT community for creating a "culture of death" that led, among other things, to the Marikana mine massacre.
22nd August 2012
Zimbabwe: LGBT activists being visited by police after last week’s raid 10
3:29 PM — Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) say that some of the LGBT campaigners arrested last week are being visited by police at home and that those who were not arrested have been ordered to report to their local police stations.