20th May 2014
South Africa: Gay blood ban lifted for monogamous couples 11
8:59 PM — South Africa has lifted a blanket ban on gay men donating blood, in favour of new regulations which do not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
19th May 2014
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF councillor calls for gay rights to be respected 3
12:44 PM — In a move likely to anger the party’s leadership, a Zanu PF councillor in central Zimbabwe says he supports gay rights.
17th May 2014
Lynne Featherstone: We must find a way forward for LGBT rights in Africa 5
1:20 PM — Former Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone has said the international community "must find a way forward in these most difficult of circumstances" to improve LGBT rights in Africa.
15th May 2014
Amnesty and HRW: Uganda’s anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ 15
12:07 PM — A new report shows homophobic persecution in Uganda has soared since the country passed its Anti-Homosexuality Act.
14th May 2014
Ugandan Ethics Minister: HIV support groups are ‘promoting homosexuality’ and I will close them down 24
3:55 PM — Uganda's Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo has accused the country’s HIV support groups of “promoting homosexuality” and warns that he will take action against them.
8th May 2014
Shadow Foreign Office Minister: Government must do more to raise concerns over Uganda’s anti-gay law 4
8:01 PM — Labour's Shadow Foreign Office Minister Kerry McCarthy has condemned Uganda's anti-gay law, saying the Government must do more to voice its opposition to it during a visit by President Yoweri Museveni.
Ugandan man charged with breaking anti-gay laws granted bail 2
1:20 PM — One of two men on trial for breaking Uganda’s anti-gay laws has been granted bail.
7th May 2014
Ugandan President’s visit to London hit by LGBT rights protest 20
6:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have staged a protest over the President of Uganda’s visit to London.
Gay Ugandan seeking refuge in US after threats are made on his life 1
4:38 PM — A Ugandan LGBT activist is seeking refuge in the US for fears his life will be in danger if he returns to the African nation
Ugandan President who believes gays are ‘disgusting’ attends UK Government event 20
12:29 PM — Yoweri Museveni, who believes gay people are “disgusting”, has spoken at an event hosted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.
Uganda: Trial begins of two men charged under anti-gay law 2
12:20 PM — The trial of two men in Uganda charged with engaging in acts "against the order of nature", under a new anti-gay law has begun.
5th May 2014
Gay South African artist found guilty of exhibitionism for tying rooster to his penis in Paris 21
2:46 PM — A South African artist has been found guilty by a Paris court of sexual exhibitionism for a performance during which he tied a rooster to his penis.
1st May 2014
Kenya: President legalises straight polygamy, gay sex still illegal 32
9:45 PM — The president of Kenya has signed a law legalising heterosexual polygamy, while maintaining a ban on gay sex.
Kenyan film director argues ‘Homosexuality is not un-African, homophobia is’ 6
6:22 PM — A prominent film maker in Kenya has called for greater tolerance of gay Africans across the continent.
28th April 2014
Uganda proposes new law to tackle NGOs promoting ‘very bad homosexuality’ 6
6:52 PM — Uganda says it plans to introduce a new law that would prohibit non-governmental organisations from promoting homosexuality.
27th April 2014
Republican senator: John Kerry working against Ugandan anti-gay law would upset God 36
8:09 PM — A Republican state senator has claimed that God would be upset that Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to stop Uganda's anti-gay law.
UK: African bishops ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of action over gay clergy marrying 22
12:22 PM — A group of African bishops have said they are 'deeply troubled' by the lack of action against clergy flouting the ban on same-sex marriage.
25th April 2014
Man plants pride flag atop Uganda’s highest mountain, challenges president to remove it 47
8:35 PM — A man has planted a rainbow flag at the top of Uganda's highest mountain, to protest the country's anti-gay laws.
24th April 2014
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams wishes for ‘gay marriage legal everywhere’ 2
8:43 PM — Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has said that she wishes same-sex marriage would be legal everywhere.
23rd April 2014
Petition for lesbian asylum seeker to stay in UK reaches 165,000 signatures 9
6:49 PM — A petition to stop a lesbian asylum seeker in the UK from being sent back to a death sentence in Nigeria has passed 165,000 signatures.