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.
19th April 2014
Robert Mugabe: I pity the Queen over Britain’s gay habits 65
10:07 PM — Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, has said that he 'pities' the Queen, for having to deal with Britain's gay habits.
18th April 2014
Mugabe: ‘Any diplomat who talks about homosexuality will be kicked out’ of Zimbabwe 50
4:25 PM — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe tells Europe to keep its “homosexual nonsense”.
Ethiopia: Church activists who claim ‘gays rape children’ drop planned protests 26
2:08 PM — Religious groups which deem being gay "dangerous" and claim that gay people "rape children" have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in Ethiopia’s capital.
17th April 2014
Egypt: Surge in anti-gay raids sparks fears of crackdown 5
8:45 PM — Raids on the gay community in Egypt have drastically increased in the past few months, it has been reported.
Two Ugandan men could be jailed for life if convicted in homosexuality trial 5
5:26 PM — Two Ugandan men will go on trial next month charged with breaking the country’s anti-gay laws.
16th April 2014
Ethiopia: Government drops plans to make homosexuality non-pardonable offence 3
7:45 PM — The Ethiopian government has backed away from plans to further criminalise homosexuality, saying that it is "not a serious crime".
15th April 2014
Minister’s plan to segregate gay prisoners in Turkish jails alarms human rights activists 4
5:03 PM — Human rights activists have expressed alarm at the announcement of plans to build separate prisons for gay prisoners in Turkey.
11th April 2014
Anti-gay protests planned in Ethiopia by religious groups claiming ‘gays rape children’ 18
7:00 PM — An anti-gay demonstration will be held in Ethiopia later in April by two groups which deem being gay "dangerous", and claim that gay people "rape children".
Tory minister Alan Duncan: Anti-gay laws are a problem in ‘primitive cultures’ 35
6:22 PM — International Development Minister Alan Duncan has rejected calls to cut foreign aid to countries with anti-gay laws.
UK: Church claims blind bisexual asylum seeker was beaten and assaulted by deportation staff 12
12:25 PM — A bisexual blind asylum seeker from Cameroon was beaten by immigration staff in an attempt to deport him last weekend, campaigners have alleged.
10th April 2014
Ugandan police admit ‘infiltrating’ US-funded HIV project accused of ‘training gays’ 2
7:46 PM — Police in Uganda have admitted that they "infiltrated" a US-funded HIV project accused of attempting to "recruit" gay people.
8th April 2014
President Zuma: South Africa ‘respects’ Uganda’s new anti-gay law 79
10:18 PM — South African President Jacob Zuma has said that his country 'respects' Uganda's new anti-gay law, and refused to condemn it.
Home Office protest to take place over deportation of Nigerian lesbian asylum seeker 1
5:27 PM — A protest against the deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Nigeria will take place on Friday outside the Home Office in central London.
7th April 2014
Four gay Egyptians sentenced to years in prison for holding ‘deviant parties’ 13
3:36 PM — A court in Egypt has used a law banning "debauchery" to sentence for gay men to jail sentences of up to eight years.
5th April 2014
US State Department suspends Ugandan HIV organisation over police raid 2
3:49 PM — Following a police raid on a US-funded HIV clinic in Uganda, the State Department has suspended funding.
4th April 2014
Ugandan police raid US-funded HIV project accused of ‘training homosexuals’ 12
7:21 PM — Police in Uganda have raided a US-funded HIV project which has been accused of "training youths in homosexuality."
Archbishop of Canterbury: Africans could be killed if the Church of England backs same-sex marriage 60
1:38 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out about the Church of England's perceived reluctance to support same-sex relationships, saying that African Anglicans could be attacked or killed as a result.
3rd April 2014
Former prisons minister: It’s ‘disgraceful’ how the UK Border Agency has handled LGBT asylum cases over the years 4
4:47 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt and Labour MP Pamela Nash have strongly criticised the Home Office over its handling of LGBT asylum cases.
Campaign aims to stop deportation of lesbian landlady who would face ‘certain danger’ to Uganda 4
1:26 PM — A campaign has been started to stop the deportation of a Ugandan lesbian who has been "violently persecuted" for being gay, and for renting property to gay tenants, from the UK.