10th July 2014
MPs call on Home Secretary to protect Ugandan and Nigerian LGBT asylum seekers 5
7:15 PM — 27 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion calling on Theresa May to protect asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution.
Home Office protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
5:59 PM — A protest is due to take place outside the Home Office for a lesbian asylum seeker who is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday.
Home Office defends deportation of gay asylum seeker to Cameroon 4
2:47 PM — The Home Office has defended the pending deportation of a gay asylum seeker to Cameroon, as the department is criticised by a senior judge.
9th July 2014
Uganda: Police arrest 5 ‘suspected homosexuals’ 4
5:37 PM — Police in Uganda have arrested five individuals suspected of breaking the country’s laws against same-sex sexual activity.
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker and LGBT campaigner faces deportation on Sunday 2
3:54 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday.
8th July 2014
Asylum seeker persecuted by ‘anti-gay mobs’ faces deportation to Cameroon 5
3:13 PM — A 28-year-old gay man is facing deportation to Cameroon from Britain by the Home Office.
Does international aid help or hinder LGBT people in foreign countries? 8
12:58 PM — International aid donor groups host discussion about the effectiveness of aid for LGBT rights in developing countries.
7th July 2014
Morocco: ‘Homosexuality’ charges against six men upheld 10
6:15 PM — A Morocco appeals court has upheld the convictions of six men arrested under the country's sodomy law.
Uganda denies that Anti-Homosexuality Act is homophobic: It was ‘misinterpreted’ 13
4:43 PM — Uganda has claimed that a new law which increases jail terms for those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality", is not homophobic, and that it has simply been "misinterpreted".
Kenya: 60 people reportedly arrested in gay bar raid 9
11:03 AM — 60 people have been arrested during a raid on a gay bar in Kenya, according to a report.
3rd July 2014
Ugandan President: Asking me to protect gay people in exchange for aid is ‘sinful’ 20
4:50 PM — Receiving aid from foreign nations on the condition of fair treatment for gay citizens is a "sinful" requirement, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni warns.
Zambia: Two men accused of ‘sodomy’ acquitted due to lack of evidence 3
2:03 PM — Due to a lack of evidence, two men in Zambia have been acquitted after having been imprisoned for over a year, accused of having sexual relations "against the order of nature".
30th June 2014
John Oliver: “Calling Uganda’s laws ‘harsh’ doesn’t really do them justice.”
3:30 PM — Television host John Oliver dedicated his show on Sunday to Uganda’s anti-gay law and spoke with a transgender Ugandan activist about the influence of the US and religion on these laws.
25th June 2014
Outed Ugandan activist: I would never flee my country, it is my home 5
7:12 PM — A gay Ugandan activist, initially denied entry to Canada over fears he would claim asylum, has said he would never flee Uganda.
Hillary Clinton: I was ‘ridiculed’ by Uganda’s President when I challenged him on gay rights 11
6:52 PM — Hillary Clinton says she was “ridiculed” by President Yoweri Museveni when she confronted him about Uganda’s anti-gay legislation.
US: Vice President Joe Biden says gay rights should trump cultural and social traditions 4
4:13 PM — On Tuesday the White House hosted the first LGBT Human Rights Forum, where Vice President Joe Biden stated gay rights must trump cultural and social traditions around the world.
24th June 2014
Gambia: New bill will ‘ban homosexuality’ and LGBT rights groups 20
4:42 PM — The West African government of Gambia plans to present a bill to parliament that will further toughen anti-LGBT legislature. The bill is aimed at banning LGBT rights organizations and homosexuality in Gambia.
23rd June 2014
Uganda claims that US sanctions will harm ‘the most vulnerable people’ 20
4:52 PM — Uganda has warned that “regrettable” US sanctions over a recently introduced anti-gay law, may harm “the most vulnerable people” in the country.
21st June 2014
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
20th June 2014
Ugandan government: We won’t be blackmailed into repealing anti-gay law 22
8:39 PM — The Ugandan government has said it won't be "blackmailed" into repealing its anti-gay law, after the US stepped up sanctions against the country.