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.
21st August 2012
‘Gay Hate Day’ taking place in Cameroon today 54
12:15 PM — African human rights campaigners and leaders are uniting to denounce a 'Gay Hate Day' taking place today in Cameroon.
15th August 2012
Anonymous hack into Ugandan government websites in protest at their anti-LGBT policies 14
11:57 AM — Anarchic 'hacktivist' group Anonymous hacked into two of the Ugandan government's websites yesterday in protest at their homophobic policies which include the Kill The Gays bill which is currently being deliberated.
14th August 2012
Police raid headquarters of Zimbabwean LGBT rights group 19
10:01 AM — A police raid took place on the headquarters of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) association in Harare over the weekend, in which police arrested 44 gay rights activists.
31st July 2012
South African archer comes out at Olympics 10
12:59 PM — South African archer Karen Hultzer has confirmed for the first time she is a lesbian at the London Olympics.
30th July 2012
Tanzania: Gay rights activist found dead 14
5:29 PM — Tanzanian gay rights activist Maurice Mjomba has been found dead at his house in Dar es Salaam.
27th July 2012
Ghana: Newspaper says 82 percent ‘abhor gays’ due to religious affiliation 21
3:43 PM — A Ghanaian newspaper has claimed 82 percent of citizens 'abhor homosexuality' solely because they subscribe to religions whose leaders have spoken out against gay activity.
26th July 2012
Africa: New report accuses US evangelical Christians of promoting homophobia 34
10:53 AM — A liberal thinktank has claimed that right wing US Christian evangelical groups are targeting Africa with an anti-gay agenda.
23rd July 2012
Liberia: Senate votes to criminalise gay marriages 29
10:38 AM — The Liberian senate is reported to have approved a bill criminalising gay marriages in the west African state, but it is unclear whether the president would sign it into law.
11th July 2012
South Africa: Church billboard lists homosexuality with alcoholism 20
4:43 PM — The South African Advertising Standards Authority has received a complaint over a billboard which listed homosexuality among vices and personal problems a church could help people with.
6th July 2012
European Parliament condemns violence against lesbians in Africa 4
10:17 AM — The European Parliament yesterday adopted a resolution on violence against lesbian women and gay and transgender rights more generally in Africa.
5th July 2012
Foreign Office human rights minister praises ‘Illegal to be you’ video campaign 7
5:17 PM — Jeremy Browne, the Foreign Office minister for human rights has praised a new viral video imagining a world in personal traits like hair colour or height were criminalised in the same way as homosexuality.
4th July 2012
Video: Imagine if you could face execution for being blond, bald, short, elderly or blue eyed 7
12:15 PM — In a compelling new viral video, international LGBT rights organisation Kaleidoscope Trust asks viewers to imagine if it were illegal to be themselves. The video imagines a society where blond people, people with blue eyes, bald people, short people and older people faced discrimination or persecution by society and the state.
Zimbabwe: Gay rights group to be charged with insulting Mugabe 58
10:09 AM — Police in Zimbabwe have summoned the director of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe group and intend to charge the organisation with insulting the president, Robert Mugabe.
South Africa and Brazil demand UN action on gay rights 17
9:18 AM — United Nations ambassadors for South Africa and Brazil have demanded more action and discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity as part as universal human rights standards, and to combat hate crimes.
2nd July 2012
Casablanca: Gay cruise diverted 28
12:57 PM — A gay cruise has been diverted from Moroccan city of Casablanca with organisers saying they were turned away from the port, where homosexuality is illegal.
29th June 2012
Kenya: Media link US ambassador’s resignation to Pride reception 7
4:23 PM — The US ambassador to Kenya has resigned citing 'differences' with Washington DC, but reports from Africa have suggested a link between the decision and a gay pride event hosted at the embassy in Nairobi this week.
27th June 2012
Egyptian diplomat suggests gays are ‘not real people’ 46
3:11 PM — Egypt’s chief diplomatic representative to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva declared last week at a meeting about the universal right to association that gays do not warrant protections and are considered not to be “real people” in the Middle East.