1st August 2014
Comment: Despite today’s court ruling, the situation for gay people in Uganda remains bleak 3
6:38 PM — Dr Paul Johnson, Reader in Sociology at the University of York, responds to today's court ruling striking down Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Activists celebrate striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law 17
3:22 PM — Activists have celebrated a court ruling invalidating Uganda's anti-gay law.
Uganda: Court strikes down ‘illegally passed’ anti-gay law 15
11:55 AM — Uganda's notorious anti-gay law has been struck down by a court, who ruled that it was passed illegally.
31st July 2014
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker wins the right to remain in Britain 3
4:54 PM — A lesbian asylum seeker, who faced deportation to Uganda, has won the right to remain in the UK.
Ugandan court may overturn anti-gay law tomorrow 22
1:19 PM — Uganda’s highest court could decide on Friday if the country’s draconian anti-homosexuality law should be repealed.
30th July 2014
Obama urged to fight for LGBT rights in Africa 6
4:33 PM — Two human rights groups have urged President Obama to bring up LGBT rights when he attends the U.S-Africa Leaders Summit next week.
HRC and Human Rights First produce report into LGBT rights across Africa, ahead of White House summit 6
2:45 PM — A joint report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Human Rights First has outlined the state of anti-gay legislation across 54 African nations, ahead of meetings between President Obama and government leaders from across the continent.
Zambian vice president dismisses same-sex marriage question: ‘We care more about education’ 19
11:45 AM — The vice president of Zambia has dismissed a question of same-sex marriage during a visit to his roots in Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
‘Burn all the gays’ rapper axed from UK venues over homophobia 144
11:28 AM — An extreme anti-gay Ugandan rapper, who called for all gay people to be burned, has been axed from a performance in Birmingham over his homophobic outbursts.
29th July 2014
South Africa: Brutal homophobic police attack being investigated 1
4:06 PM — An independent organization is investigating claims of a violent police attack against a gay Congolese refugee in South Africa.
28th July 2014
US: Council for Global Equality urges attention to LGBT African youth at White House summit
6:45 PM — The Council for Global Equality, a group representing international human rights activists focusing on global LGBT issues, has called on President Obama to pay “particular attention” to “the next generation” of LGBT Africans at next month’s Africa Leaders Summit.
Sweden resumes financial aid to Uganda 8
2:56 PM — Sweden has resumed financial aid provisions to Uganda after six-month suspension in response to anti-gay law passed in February.
Nigeria: ‘Homosexual cross-dresser’ arrested after bombing kills 80 8
12:03 PM — Nigerian authorities who arrested a “homosexual cross-dresser” as the “mastermind” behind a failed assassination attempt, which killed 80 bystanders, have been accused of using the suspect as a convenient LGBT scapegoat.
27th July 2014
Zimbabwe: Efforts against HIV suffering through anti-gay discrimination 3
9:28 PM — Members of Zimbabwe's leading gay rights group, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) have noted anti-gay discrimination as having had a negative impact on efforts to halt new HIV infections.
26th July 2014
US: National Organisation for Marriage most popular in Ethiopia 15
5:51 PM — The Facebook page for the National Organisation for Marriage is more popular with Ethiopians than Americans.
25th July 2014
Commonwealth Games: Ugandan coach praises Barrowman gay kiss 9
1:20 PM — A Ugandan coach at the Commonwealth Games has praised a gay kiss during the opening ceremony.
24th July 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan singer due to perform in Birmingham and London 89
6:17 PM — A Ugandan musician, who sings about hating “batty” men, is due to perform in Birmingham and London next month.
22nd July 2014
Africa: HIV/AIDS relief affected by anti-gay laws 2
12:56 PM — Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda are discouraging people from seeking HIV health care, according to healthcare professionals there.
21st July 2014
Malawi: Catholic conference to discuss ‘strange culture’ of homosexuality 15
1:38 PM — A conference of Catholic bishops in Malawi, has tabled homosexuality as a talking point, describing it as a "challenge" faced by families.
15th July 2014
Malawi to stop arresting people for having gay sex 7
9:23 PM — Malawi has announced that it will stop arresting people for having gay sex, and will review its anti-gay laws.