12 November 2012
South Africa: Lesbian dies after being stabbed with spear
19-year-old Sihle Sikoji was fatally attacked by a gang after visiting a bar.
12 November 2012
Uganda to pass anti-gay law before 2013, says Kadaga
The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament says the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be passed by lawmakers before the end of this year.
11 November 2012
Liberia: Christians and Muslims unite to campaign against equal marriage
Several hundred people from the Christian and Muslim faiths, and from civil society organisations, gathered in Monrovia, Liberia to mark the start of a campaign to press the government into banning equal marriage.
9 November 2012
Malawi commits U-turn over gay rights pledge
Malawi has back-tracked on its decision to suspend its anti-gay laws after churches and powerful conservative lobby groups fiercely criticised the move.
7 November 2012
Ugandan anti-gay speaker chairs London human rights conference
Conservative MP Margot James has urged for the world’s politicians to promote gay rights at a Westminster conference that was chaired by Uganda’s anti-gay Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
6 November 2012
Egypt: 7 men remain detained over anti-gay charges
Seven men in Egypt, who were arrested for breaking the country’s law on sexual conduct, are reportedly still in prison.
5 November 2012
Malawi suspends anti-gay laws
Malawi has halted the enforcement of laws that criminalise same-sex relationships after comments made by the country’s Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara.
31 October 2012
Ugandan parliamentary speaker promises to revive anti-gay law
The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament has claimed the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be passed by lawmakers.
29 October 2012
South Africa’s president drops legal case against cartoonist
Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, whose position on HIV/AIDS and gay rights has repeatedly been cited by campaigners as holding the country back, has dropped a lawsuit against one of his critics.
26 October 2012
Human Rights Watch: Cameroon must protect lawyers from anti-gay threats
Human Rights Watch has called on the authorities in Cameroon to protect two lawyers who have been on the receiving end of death threats because of their LGBT advocacy work.
25 October 2012
Cameroon: Gay rights supporting lawyer’s children receives death threats
A lawyer in Cameroon, who has made a career of defending gay rights, has been on the receiving end of death threats, along with members of his family.
24 October 2012
Senegal: Gay journalist jailed for stabbing partner
A judge has sentenced a well-known gay Senegalese journalist to four years in prison.
24 October 2012
Ugandan parliamentary speaker blasts Canada over gay rights criticism
The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament claims that Canada has refused to grant visas for several of the country’s politicians due to its ban on same-sex marriage.
17 October 2012
Cameroon urged to release jailed men for wearing ‘gay’ clothes and for drinking Baileys
The US, EU and campaign groups have strongly condemned Cameroon’s appalling gay rights record ahead of a court appeal involving two men.
15 October 2012
UK: Gay asylum seeker loses deportation fight
A gay Nigerian asylum seeker who was living in Bradford has been deported from the UK.
11 October 2012
Gambian president: I’ve ‘cured’ 68 HIV patients
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has once again made outspoken remarks about HIV and is repeating claims that he can treat the virus with herbs.
5 October 2012
UK: Gay man fights deportation to Nigeria
Campaigners are fighting to stop the deportation of a gay man to Nigeria.
1 October 2012
Malawi: President Joyce Banda U-turns on gay rights
Malawi's President Joyce Banda believes her country isn't ready to repeal a law which outlaws homosexuality, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation.
17 September 2012
Uganda: British producer of gay play bailed from jail
British theatre producer David Cecil has been released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play featuring a gay storyline.
13 September 2012
UK theatre producer held in Ugandan jail for showing gay play
The British producer of a play about being gay in Uganda is in jail pending his trial on charges that he had the work performed without official authorisation.