27th February 2012
Robert Mugabe attacks gays in birthday rant 60
1:32 PM — Mugabe, 88, attacked the West and its promotion of equal rights for gays and appeared to add that his dog would be offended were it to be compared with British prime minister David Cameron.
Zimbabwean pulls out of Mr Gay World 2012 11
10:15 AM — The Mr Gay World contestant from Zimbabwe has pulled out of the competition citing personal reasons but organisers praised the "brave stand" he had taken by coming so far.
24th February 2012
Liberian senate set to consider anti-gay bill 23
2:44 PM — The Liberian senate is reported to be considering a bill today which would increase the penalties against gay people in the west African state, but there are conflicting reports of what sanction the crime would attract.
21st February 2012
Africa sends its first black contestants to Mr Gay World 79
11:37 AM — Africa has more finalists in the Mr Gay World competition than ever before this year with representatives from Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.
17th February 2012
Liberian senator tables ‘gay death penalty’ bill 64
1:58 PM — The former first lady of Liberia has reportedly tabled a bill which could make homosexuality in the country punishable by death in her new capacity as a senator.
15th February 2012
Activist calls Libyan anti-gay comment at UN an ‘attack on human rights’ 8
4:21 PM — A gay activist and journalist from Tripoli, Libya has responded to reports that a Libyan delegate to the UN Human Rights Council claimed gays threatened the continuation of the human race.
Gambian president: Gay rights ‘destroy culture’ 65
1:25 PM — Yahya Jammeh, the President of the Gambia, has said those who think gay rights are human rights in the African state are making a "great mistake".
14th February 2012
Ugandan gay rights workshop ‘raided’ 18
4:26 PM — Amnesty International has called on Uganda to end its "outrageous harassment" of activists after a cabinet minister reportedly raided a workshop being held by gay and trans rights advocates.
Libya: UN delegate says gays ‘affect continuation of humanity’ 35
11:50 AM — Gays threaten the continuation of the human race, Libya's UN delegate has reportedly told the organisation's Human Rights Council in the country's first appearance since Gaddafi was overthrown.
13th February 2012
South Africa: Four in court over gay club owner’s death
12:05 PM — Four men are due to appear in Cape Town Magistrate's Court today following after the owner of a gay nightclub was found dead.
9th February 2012
Ugandan government ‘does not support’ anti-gay bill 24
12:48 PM — The Ugandan government has distanced itself from the infamous bill which was reintroduced this week saying: "The facilitation of this debate should not be confused for the government's support for this bill."
8th February 2012
Interview: Gays and the Libyan revolution, before and after (part one) 15
12:08 PM — In the first part of this interview, Khaleed, a 31 year old Libyan LGBT activist, discusses his life as a gay man under Gaddafi's regime.
7th February 2012
Ugandan gay death penalty bill back in parliament 31
4:18 PM — An infamous gay death penalty bill has been reintroduced to the Ugandan parliament today.
6th February 2012
Tunisian human rights minister: No free speech for gays 68
1:17 PM — Tunisia's human rights minister Samir Dilou has attacked new online magazine Gayday and said gays need ‘medical treatment’ in a TV interview.
2nd February 2012
South African lesbian killers sentenced to 18 years in prison 8
10:15 AM — Four men convicted of murdering a lesbian near Cape Town have received 18-year prison sentences, days before the sixth anniversary of her death.
29th January 2012
UN secretary general: African governments must respect gay rights 36
3:24 PM — The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has told African leaders that they must respect gay rights in an unusually outspoken declaration made at an African Union summit in Ethiopia.
26th January 2012
Gay Tunisians speak out 11
4:30 PM — The socio-political upheaval Tunisia has undergone since the revolution has led many Tunisians to question their place within this new society – Tunisia’s often undiscussed LGBT community is no exception to this uncertainty.
‘Disrespectful’ gays demanded Zulu king’s apology 19
9:41 AM — While the question of what exactly the Zulu king said about gays in a speech on Sunday remains, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa said the gay rights group who demanded an apology showed the king disrespect.
25th January 2012
Peter Tatchell on arresting Robert Mugabe and interrupting Archbishop Carey 6
10:09 AM — In Peter Tatchell's own words, his account of hijacking the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Sermon in 1998 and his first attempt at a citizen's arrest of Robert Mugabe.
24th January 2012
Zulu king’s alleged anti-gay comment to be investigated 8
12:32 PM — Anti-gay comments reportedly made by the king of the Zulu people are set to be investigated by South Africa's Human Rights Commission, but the royal family insists it was a mistranslation by a national newspaper.