1st May 2014
Kenya: President legalises straight polygamy, gay sex still illegal 32
9:45 PM — The president of Kenya has signed a law legalising heterosexual polygamy, while maintaining a ban on gay sex.
Kenyan film director argues ‘Homosexuality is not un-African, homophobia is’ 6
6:22 PM — A prominent film maker in Kenya has called for greater tolerance of gay Africans across the continent.
28th April 2014
Uganda proposes new law to tackle NGOs promoting ‘very bad homosexuality’ 6
6:52 PM — Uganda says it plans to introduce a new law that would prohibit non-governmental organisations from promoting homosexuality.
27th April 2014
Republican senator: John Kerry working against Ugandan anti-gay law would upset God 36
8:09 PM — A Republican state senator has claimed that God would be upset that Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to stop Uganda's anti-gay law.
UK: African bishops ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of action over gay clergy marrying 22
12:22 PM — A group of African bishops have said they are 'deeply troubled' by the lack of action against clergy flouting the ban on same-sex marriage.
25th April 2014
Man plants pride flag atop Uganda’s highest mountain, challenges president to remove it 47
8:35 PM — A man has planted a rainbow flag at the top of Uganda's highest mountain, to protest the country's anti-gay laws.
24th April 2014
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams wishes for ‘gay marriage legal everywhere’ 2
8:43 PM — Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has said that she wishes same-sex marriage would be legal everywhere.
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.