19th December 2012
Pastor uses banana on TV to show ‘the anus is for exit only’ & claims lesbians have sex with cucumbers 60
6:39 PM — The Reverend Martin Ssempa, a homophobic pastor in Uganda who is well known for his lectures against homosexuality has stunned television viewers in Uganda by demonstrating with fruit and vegetables how he believes gay men and women have sex.
US Pentecostal churches blamed for homophobia ‘surge’ in Africa 25
10:38 AM — Extreme elements of the US Pentecostal Church are behind the ‘surge’ in homophobia across Africa, according to human rights groups.
17th December 2012
Uganda’s president: Gay people should not be killed or persecuted 26
4:44 PM — Uganda's president has said gay people should not be killed or persecuted as the country’s parliament runs out of time to pass the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill for this year.
Cameroon: Court refuses to release man serving 3-year sentence for ‘homosexual behaviour’ 14
1:24 PM — A court in Cameroon has upheld a conviction against a man found guilty of "homosexual behaviour" for sending a text message to another man.
14th December 2012
Source: Uganda’s anti-gay bill misses Christmas deadline as parliament breaks for recess 11
8:16 PM — Uganda’s Parliament has closed for the end of year recess without passing the country’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill, according to LGBT campaign group AllOut.
South African President Jacob Zuma: I’d react in a ‘certain way’ to having a gay child 18
5:34 PM — In a wide-ranging newspaper interview, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma says he has no intention of overturning the country’s equal marriage laws, although he reacted cautiously when asked on how he would respond to learning that one of his children were gay.
Campaigner: Uganda’s anti-gay bill may not be passed in time for Christmas 7
1:16 PM — The executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda believes the Ugandan Parliament may break up for the year without passing the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Pope gives blessing to Uganda’s anti-gay parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga 90
11:32 AM — Pope Benedict XVI has been pictured giving a blessing to Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a “Christmas gift”.
13th December 2012
Mike Tyson gender reassignment spoof mistaken for reality by news websites 13
9:27 PM — African online newspapers picked up a spoof story about Mike Tyson undergoing gender reassignment surgery, which was published on a satirical UK website at the end of November.
US: Court throws out Bel Ami’s legal case over their models being ‘thrown off’ a gay cruise 10
5:09 PM — A legal case brought by gay porn producers Bel Ami against the gay cruise company RSVP has been dismissed by a judge in a Los Angeles federal court.
12th December 2012
UK: Home Office threatens to ban Ugandan politicians from entering Britain over anti-gay law 34
12:24 PM — The Home Office has indicated that if Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is passed by the country’s parliament, the UK may ban senior Ugandan politicians from entering Britain.
11th December 2012
Uganda anti-gay law protest takes place outside London embassy
9:52 AM — Campaigners have staged a protest outside the Ugandan embassy in London over the country’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
7th December 2012
US: Christian right leader continues support for Ugandan President, despite “kill the gays” bill 15
5:49 PM — Despite the fact that the Ugandan Parliament has been reviving its so-called 'kill the gays' bill, the US-based Family Research Council has continued to offer its support to the country's president.
London: Embassy protest planned against Uganda’s anti-gay law 4
12:34 PM — Campaigners are set to demonstrate outside the Ugandan embassy in London next week as the country threatens to pass its notorious ‘kill the gays’ bill.
5th December 2012
Desmond Tutu: Uganda should drop ‘totally unjust’ anti-gay law 24
7:25 PM — The former Archbishop of Cape Town told reporters at the All Africa Conference of Churches “I am opposed to discrimination that is unfair discrimination”.
3rd December 2012
Barclays discusses anti-gay bill with Ugandan officials 10
10:57 AM — Barclays has raised the subject of Uganda’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill with the country’s government, after coming under pressure from the online social activist group Change.org.
2nd December 2012
Libya: Gay men speak out about abductions and beatings by Islamic militia 14
1:52 PM — Gay men in Libya have spoken out about the largest and most powerful militia brigade, and claim that men have been arrested, and assaulted by them, just for being gay.
30th November 2012
Uganda: Politician behind ‘Kill the Gays’ bill drops death penalty from legislation 24
3:06 PM — The Ugandan politician behind the controversial anti-gay legislation to go before the Ugandan Parliament has dismissed claims made by the United States that the death penalty had not been removed from the draft legislation.
29th November 2012
Comment: Christmas Fear in Uganda 7
6:54 PM — Having worked with activists in Uganda, Aoife NicCharthaigh, from the charity Interact Worldwide, shares her thoughts on the pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill in a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk
28th November 2012
445,000 people urge Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay bill 11
5:56 PM — More than 445,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling on Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda's pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.