24th January 2013
Egypt: Campaigners say life has gotten worse for gay people since the Arab Spring 11
12:11 PM — Despite the hopes of gay people who took part in the 2011 revolution, the climate in Egypt seems to be increasingly homophobic, a human rights group has warned.
22nd January 2013
Nigerian anti-gay pastor: Same-sex marriage will wipe out humanity 49
11:42 AM — The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Nigeria believes allowing gay couples to marry will wipe out humanity.
18th January 2013
South Africa: Justice ministry requests that ‘gay cure centre’ is investigated 2
5:58 PM — The South African justice ministry has requested that the Human Rights Commission investigate a Chrisian arts centre which operates to attempt to "cure" people of their homosexuality.
17th January 2013
UK: Cafe owner accuses gay campaigners of targeting him for a 2nd time over Uganda trip 14
8:05 PM — A cafe owner who denies accusations of homophobia, having attended an event in Uganda where there were anti-gay speakers present, claims to have closed his cafe for a second time due to the threat of further protests.
16th January 2013
Comment: South Africa is not a ‘Rainbow Nation’ if you’re gay 18
12:24 PM — Recently, a South African college was exposed for offering therapies to try and turn young gay people straight. South African Douglas Bruce Davies explains that despite some of the most progressive gay rights laws in the world, South Africa is not a paradise to be LGBT.
South African student defends gay ‘cure’ college and says she’s no longer a lesbian 20
11:48 AM — A student has defended a South African arts academy and claims that it helped “cure” her of being a lesbian.
15th January 2013
Ugandan journalist notes how children enjoy ‘gay character’ SpongeBob SquarePants 9
2:29 PM — In a country whose media often provides a megaphone for unchallenged anti-gay rhetoric, journalist Patience Akumu, has highlighted the inquisitive nature of Uganda’s children – and how they are often miles apart from the homophobic views of their parents.
14th January 2013
South African arts academy claims it can ‘cure’ students of being gay 15
11:21 AM — A Christian arts academy in the South African city of Bloemfontein claims it can “cure” gay students of their sexuality and has likened its approach to a drug rehabilitation programme.
11th January 2013
South Africa: Campaigner links man’s death to homophobic killings 1
12:08 PM — A gay rights group believe a gang allegedly targeting gay men in Johannesburg may have started operating in South Africa’s capital, Cape Town.
10th January 2013
Video: Bryan Fischer defends anti-gay evangelist who said gay rights brought Noah’s flood 8
4:37 PM — Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association has come to the defence of an anti-gay evangelist who is being sued for supporting a Ugandan bill to intensify punishments for homosexuality, and claimed that "the left" is trying to "destroy" him.
Anglican Nigerian church threatens to split from Church of England over gay bishops row 26
2:52 PM — The Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion has threatened to break away from the Church of England over a recent announcement that the latter has dropped its opposition to gay clergy becoming bishops.
9th January 2013
Peter Tatchell: Ugandan leader pulls back on ‘Kill the Gays’ bill? 1
2:02 PM — Amid fears that Uganda’s notorious ‘Kill the Gays’ Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be revived in parliament, the country’s Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, has appeared to distance himself from aspects of the proposed legislation.
Cafe owner denies speaking at Ugandan anti-gay rally, attempts to stop protest 17
12:50 PM — The owner of a Christian bookshop has denied claims that he is homophobic, and that he attended an anti-gay rally, in order to try to stop a demonstration which was being planned at the premises.
Student activist forced to justify sexuality in asylum case 14
1:06 AM — A member of the NUS Black Students’ Campaign Committee is to be brought before a hearing on his asylum in the UK, and has been asked to "prove" his sexuality.
8th January 2013
Ugandan university loses UK accreditation over anti-gay legislation 12
2:51 PM — A college in Uganda has lost the accreditation of its degrees by a UK university, because of a disagreement surrounding anti-gay legislation seeking to intensify penalties for homosexuality.
Facebook removes page designed to out gay Ugandans 4
12:20 PM — A homophobic Facebook page aimed at outing gay Ugandans has been removed.
7th January 2013
Cameroon: ‘Gay sex’ Bailey’s pair released from jail 4
6:51 PM — Two men in Cameroon, who were jailed under homophobic laws; based on their appearance and their enjoyment of drinking Bailey's, have been released from prison.
Kenya: Police hunt gang accused of raping gay men 7
1:01 PM — Police in Kenya are investigating reports of a gang accused of blackmailing – and in some cases even raping gay men in the African nation.
Primate of Kenya warns Church of England against ordaining gay bishops 32
11:11 AM — The Primate of Kenya has condemned the Church of England for dropping its prohibition on gay clergy becoming bishops, providing they are in celibate or in celibate civil partnerships.
4th January 2013
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively to stand trial for ‘crimes against humanity’ 36
8:20 AM — An anti-gay evangelist will face trial starting on Monday for the first sexuality-based lawsuit using a statute which allows foreign parties to sue in American courts.