14th February 2012
Ugandan gay rights workshop ‘raided’ 18
4:26 PM — Amnesty International has called on Uganda to end its "outrageous harassment" of activists after a cabinet minister reportedly raided a workshop being held by gay and trans rights advocates.
Libya: UN delegate says gays ‘affect continuation of humanity’ 35
11:50 AM — Gays threaten the continuation of the human race, Libya's UN delegate has reportedly told the organisation's Human Rights Council in the country's first appearance since Gaddafi was overthrown.
13th February 2012
South Africa: Four in court over gay club owner’s death
12:05 PM — Four men are due to appear in Cape Town Magistrate's Court today following after the owner of a gay nightclub was found dead.
9th February 2012
Ugandan government ‘does not support’ anti-gay bill 24
12:48 PM — The Ugandan government has distanced itself from the infamous bill which was reintroduced this week saying: "The facilitation of this debate should not be confused for the government's support for this bill."
8th February 2012
Interview: Gays and the Libyan revolution, before and after (part one) 15
12:08 PM — In the first part of this interview, Khaleed, a 31 year old Libyan LGBT activist, discusses his life as a gay man under Gaddafi's regime.
7th February 2012
Ugandan gay death penalty bill back in parliament 31
4:18 PM — An infamous gay death penalty bill has been reintroduced to the Ugandan parliament today.
6th February 2012
Tunisian human rights minister: No free speech for gays 68
1:17 PM — Tunisia's human rights minister Samir Dilou has attacked new online magazine Gayday and said gays need ‘medical treatment’ in a TV interview.
2nd February 2012
South African lesbian killers sentenced to 18 years in prison 8
10:15 AM — Four men convicted of murdering a lesbian near Cape Town have received 18-year prison sentences, days before the sixth anniversary of her death.
29th January 2012
UN secretary general: African governments must respect gay rights 36
3:24 PM — The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has told African leaders that they must respect gay rights in an unusually outspoken declaration made at an African Union summit in Ethiopia.
26th January 2012
Gay Tunisians speak out 11
4:30 PM — The socio-political upheaval Tunisia has undergone since the revolution has led many Tunisians to question their place within this new society – Tunisia’s often undiscussed LGBT community is no exception to this uncertainty.
‘Disrespectful’ gays demanded Zulu king’s apology 19
9:41 AM — While the question of what exactly the Zulu king said about gays in a speech on Sunday remains, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa said the gay rights group who demanded an apology showed the king disrespect.
25th January 2012
Peter Tatchell on arresting Robert Mugabe and interrupting Archbishop Carey 6
10:09 AM — In Peter Tatchell's own words, his account of hijacking the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Easter Sermon in 1998 and his first attempt at a citizen's arrest of Robert Mugabe.
24th January 2012
Zulu king’s alleged anti-gay comment to be investigated 8
12:32 PM — Anti-gay comments reportedly made by the king of the Zulu people are set to be investigated by South Africa's Human Rights Commission, but the royal family insists it was a mistranslation by a national newspaper.
23rd January 2012
Ex-South African president: Ugandan anti-gay bill makes no sense 23
4:53 PM — The former president of South Africa, Thabo MBeki, has criticised Uganda's infamous anti-gay bill, saying it does not "make sense" to intervene in people's private lives.
Zulu prince: King’s ‘rotten gays’ comment was ‘mistranslated’ 23
3:56 PM — Comments by the Zulu king that gay relationships were "rotten" have been dismissed as a mistranslation by the royal family.
Zulu king: Gays are rotten 25
10:39 AM — Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, King of the Zulu people, has reportedly said gay relationships are a new invention and are "rotten".
11th January 2012
Liberian Speaker rules out gay rights bills 32
4:20 PM — The Speaker of Liberia's House of Representatives has said no gay rights bills will make progress during his tenure. The African state has a population of 3.8 million people and reportedly no gay rights organisations
6th January 2012
Zimbabwe mayor rubbishes claims his pink bins were pulled 7
1:09 PM — A Zimbabwe mayor has insisted his city council will use the twenty pink dustbins donated by a pro-gay rights group as soon as he can find prominent spaces for them.
3rd January 2012
Comment: On running club nights and marathons 4
10:01 AM — Sam Feller runs QueerlyOut, a gay club night in London and is training to complete a marathon this year in Rwamagana, East Rwanda to benefit the survivors of the 1994 genocide.
29th December 2011
Zimbabwe MP bailed after allegedly claiming Robert Mugabe had gay affairs 15
4:06 PM — A Zimbabwean MP who was arrested last week after saying President Robert Mugabe had sex with other male politicians has been released on bail of $200 today, the state newspaper says.