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  • 23rd November 2010

    Judge extends ban on Ugandan tabloid outing gays 6

    A previous edition of Rolling Stone

    6:20 PM — A Ugandan judge has extended a ban on a tabloid outing gay men and lesbians. Rolling Stone, which is no relation to the US magazine, has been publishing lists of people it identified as gay, plus their addresses and photographs.

  • 1st November 2010

    Updated: Ugandan newspaper ordered to stop outing gay men 16

    Rolling Stone has published the names, photos and addresses of gays and lesbians

    3:17 PM — Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone has been ordered to stop outing gay men and lesbians. The publication, no relation to the US magazine, began publishing the names of gays and lesbians last month. In a previous issue, it carried a banner stating that the individuals should be hanged.

  • 28th October 2010

    Ugandan MP says anti-gay bill ‘will be law soon’ 27

    David Bahati said he was confident the bill would become law

    5:43 PM — David Bahati, the Ugandan MP who tabled a bill calling for gays to be jailed or executed, says he is confident his bill will soon become law.

  • 22nd October 2010

    Ugandan gays and lesbians ‘attacked after being outed’ 7

    There have been reports of attacks on gays and lesbians

    5:20 PM — Several gays and lesbians in Uganda say they have been attacked after a newspaper published their names, photographs and addresses. After the Rolling Stone newspaper called for them to be hanged, a gay activist in the country says that one woman was almost killed when her neighbours pelted her house with stones.

  • 21st October 2010

    Rolling Stone condemns anti-gay Ugandan newspaper 16

    The Ugandan Rolling Stone newspaper called for gays to be killed

    1:48 PM — US magazine Rolling Stone has condemned the Ugandan newspaper of the same name for calling for gays to be executed. The US title said it had demanded that the African publication cease using its name.

  • 20th October 2010

    Ugandan newspaper publishes ‘list of gays’ and calls for executions 28

    Uganda introduced a bill last year to execute gays and lesbians

    5:22 PM — A Ugandan newspaper has published the names, addresses and photographs of the country's "top" gays and lesbians. Rolling Stone, which has no connection to the US magazine of the same name, had a banner across its front page which read "hang them".

  • 7th October 2010

    One half of Malawian couple is seeking asylum in Canada 11

    Tiwonge Chimbalanga, pictured right, is seeking asylum in Canada

    12:40 PM — Tiwonge Chimbalanga, one half of the Malawian couple sentenced to 14 years' hard labour before being released in May, is seeking asylum in Canada.

  • ‘Pink Protest’ to be held at University of Cape Town

    LGBTI activists are to protest at the University of Cape Town today

    10:09 AM — Student activists at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, are planning to stage an anti-homophobia protest today after a symbolic 'pink closet' sculpture intended to highlight the effects of homophobia was burnt down.

  • 4th October 2010

    Africa’s biggest Pride draws crowds of 18,000 5

    'Joburg' Pride was on Saturday

    3:00 PM — More than 18,000 people attended Africa's biggest Pride celebration in Johannesburg on Saturday, organisers said. The event in South Africa is the continent's largest gay celebration.

  • 17th September 2010

    Gay Nigerian asylum seeker faces deportation 15

    The deportation has been postponed (Photo: B Hernandez)

    1:13 PM — A Nigerian man who was due to be deported from the UK last night has been given a temporary reprieve. Hope Nwachukwu, 33, says he was tortured and forced to watch his sisters being raped in his home country because he is gay.

  • 14th September 2010

    Gay Saudi diplomat says he’ll be killed if sent home 6

    Saudi Arabia criminalises homosexuality

    3:39 PM — A gay Saudi Arabian diplomat is seeking asylum in the US because he says he will be killed if returned to his home country. The man, who has been named as Ali Ahmad Asseri, says his homosexuality and his friendship with a Jewish woman will lead to his death.

  • 12th August 2010

    Gay German foreign minister does not take partner to anti-gay countries 15

    Guido Westerwelle does not take his partner on state trips

    12:23 PM — German vice-chancellor and foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has stated that he does not take along his partner when making diplomatic trips to countries in which homosexuality is punishable by law.

  • 6th August 2010

    Second Zimbabwe gay activist pleads not guilty on porn charges

    Ellen Chadehama denies the charge against her

    3:17 PM — The second Zimbabwean gay rights activist to be charged with having porn in her office has pleaded not guilty. Ellen Chadehama, 34, a worker for the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) organisation, was arrested in May with another staff member, Ignatius Muhambi, 38.

  • 26th July 2010

    Zimbabwe gay rights activist not guilty of porn charge 6

    Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe railed against homosexuality

    12:59 PM — A Zimbabwean gay rights worker arrested on charges of having porn in his office has been found not guilty. Ignatius Muhambi, 38, a worker for the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) organisation, was arrested in May over allegations of possessing "indecent material".

  • 19th July 2010

    Robert Mugabe says no to gay rights in Zimbabwe’s constitution 26

    Robert Mugabe said the constitution would not protect gay rights

    11:33 AM — Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has repeated his views on gay rights, saying they will not be protected in the country's new constitution.

  • 8th July 2010

    Cameroon denies gay asylum seeker was persecuted 8

    Cameroon said the man was not persecuted

    2:38 PM — Cameroon's communications minister has denied that a gay asylum seeker to the UK faced persecution in his home country. The man, known only as HT, won a case in the Supreme Court yesterday which ruled he had the right to asylum in the UK.

  • Caster Semenya to return to sport after gender controversy 5

    Caster Semenya will return to sport, her agent said. (Photo: ASA)

    11:39 AM — The African runner Caster Semenya has been given the all-clear by the IAAF over her gender tests and will compete this month, her agent says.

  • 24th June 2010

    Ugandan Bishop speaks out against homophobia 22

    LGBT persons are heavily persecuted in some African nations, including Uganda

    1:56 PM — Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo has spoken out against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that is being proposed in his native Uganda. Bishop Senyonjo was speaking at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, at the end of a speaking tour of Ireland.

  • 9th June 2010

    Malawi couple speak about love split 14

    The couple shortly after their arrest

    11:34 AM — The Malawi couple who were jailed and then pardoned for homosexuality offences have spoken about their split. Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were facing 14 years in jail until they were freed last month by the Malawian president.

  • 8th June 2010

    Newspaper claims Malawi couple have split up over a woman 14

    The pair on the front cover of a copy of The Nation

    4:05 PM — The couple who were pardoned by Malawi's president after being jailed for homosexuality have reportedly split up because one is dating a woman.

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