3rd March 2014
Ugandan MP David Bahati: Losing foreign aid is a small price to pay for having a law against homosexuality 21
2:55 PM — The author of Uganda's anti-gay law says the decision of several western countries to halt foreign aid donations is a small price to pay for protecting the nation’s moral values.
Robert Mugabe defends Ugandan anti-gay law by saying: It’s a ‘human right’ for men to marry women 37
12:31 PM — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has thrown his weight behind Uganda's anti-gay legislation by saying it’s a “human right” for men to marry women.
1st March 2014
Sierra Leone President warns West against withholding African aid money over anti-gay laws 53
5:30 PM — The President of Sierra Leone on Saturday warned western countries against cutting aid money to African countries based on anti-gay laws.
Whoopi Goldberg: ‘Uganda and Nigeria’s presidents are on the wrong side of history’ 32
2:01 PM — Speaking out against harsh new anti-gay laws passed in Uganda and in Nigeria, Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg has described the presidents of the countries as being on the "wrong side of history" when it comes to LGBT rights.
28th February 2014
UK Minister: Taking a ‘subtle approach’ failed to stop Uganda’s ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 10
3:12 PM — Lynne Featherstone says events in Uganda show taking a "subtle approach" on LGBT rights "clearly didn’t work" and won’t deter similar legislation in other parts of Africa.
Scottish Government: Scotland stands ready to accept Ugandans persecuted by anti-gay law 2
1:46 PM — Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs has told William Hague that Scotland will welcome Ugandans facing homophobic persecution.
Zimbabwe: Government case against leading gay rights group head thrown out
12:57 PM — A case brought by the Zimbabwean Government against the country's leading LGBT advocacy group has been thrown out by a magistrate.
World Bank halts £54m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law 13
12:06 PM — The World Bank has postponed a £54m loan to Uganda over its tough new anti-gay law.
27th February 2014
United Nations: Tabloids publishing lists ‘exposing’ gay people shows danger of Uganda’s anti-gay law 4
4:44 PM — The United Nations has hit out at the publication of a list of the "200 top" gay people by a Ugandan tabloid, to say it shows the danger of a newly-introduced anti-gay law.
Ugandan Government: The West can keep its ‘homo’ aid 25
3:38 PM — The Ugandan Government has responded to the withdrawal of aid by several western countries in typical robust fashion.
Lord Smith: Nelson Mandela made me feel vindicated in talking about my HIV status
1:40 PM — Lord Smith has spoken about the moment when Nelson Mandela commended him over his decision to reveal his HIV status.
John Kerry compares Ugandan anti-gay law to apartheid and anti-Semitism 4
1:23 PM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has compared Uganda's newly introduced anti-gay law with anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and apartheid in South Africa.
26th February 2014
Tory MP Crispin Blunt: President Museveni knows he’s talking homophobic bigoted baloney 11
5:33 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt says the Ugandan President’s decision to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is a betrayal of his own intelligence.
Peter Tatchell: Travel ban should be imposed on Uganda’s homophobic leaders 18
4:36 PM — Peter Tatchell writes on how the world should respond to the President of Uganda's decision to sign the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Ethiopian Children’s Minister slams Uganda over anti-gay law – but Twitter account then vanishes 29
1:48 PM — Ethiopia's Children's Minister has reportedly criticised Uganda’s President for passing his country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – only for her Twitter account to then be deleted.
Zimbabwe: Head of gay rights group faces court over accusations of unregistered operation
12:41 PM — The chair of gay rights group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, faced court on Monday as the organisation is accused of failing to register itself.
South African TV reporter: ‘I think it’s fine to be homophobic’ 41
11:58 AM — A television reporter in South Africa has been forced to apologise after tweeting: "it's fine to be homophobic".
Ugandan Health Minister: Gays will not face discrimination in accessing healthcare 18
10:58 AM — Uganda's health minister says gay citizens will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the signing into law of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
25th February 2014
MSP calls on UK to grant asylum to Ugandans outed by newspaper 23
6:50 PM — MSP James Dornan says the UK Home Office needs to offer asylum to Ugandans outed by the Red Pepper newspaper.
Good news out of Africa: Zambian gay rights campaigner acquitted in landmark case 6
5:07 PM — A prominent gay rights activist in Zambia has been acquitted over charges of promoting homosexuality.