5 September 2012
UK Border Agency halts deportation of lesbian asylum seeker bound for Cameroon
A lesbian asylum seeker who fears for her life managed to avoid being flown back to her native country at the start of last weekend after she was escorted off a plane for causing a disturbance.
2 September 2012
South Africa: Gay adoptive parents were asked if child “would become gay” under their care
A couple who have been caring for a four-year-old boy since 2010, the biological parents of whom were homeless alcoholics, have been questioned on their ability to raise the child, apparently because they are gay.
30 August 2012
Egypt: Leader of “gay sex network” arrested by police
Egyptian police have arrested a man from Cairo based on the accusation that he was the head of a "gay sex network".
30 August 2012
Uganda: Play banned by authorities for gay storyline
A Ugandan play tackling the difficulties of being gay in the country has been cancelled, ahead of a planned run at the country's National Theatre in Kampala.
24 August 2012
Zimbabwe: Police in Harare close down GALZ offices
Police in Harare have finally pressed charges against Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) and closed down their office.
23 August 2012
South African pastor blames gay men, lesbians and feminists for ‘culture of death’
Pastor Errol Naidoo of South Africa’s Family Policy Institute has blamed the LGBT community for creating a "culture of death" that led, among other things, to the Marikana mine massacre.
22 August 2012
Zimbabwe: LGBT activists being visited by police after last week’s raid
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) say that some of the LGBT campaigners arrested last week are being visited by police at home and that those who were not arrested have been ordered to report to their local police stations.
21 August 2012
‘Gay Hate Day’ taking place in Cameroon today
African human rights campaigners and leaders are uniting to denounce a 'Gay Hate Day' taking place today in Cameroon.
15 August 2012
Anonymous hack into Ugandan government websites in protest at their anti-LGBT policies
Anarchic 'hacktivist' group Anonymous hacked into two of the Ugandan government's websites yesterday in protest at their homophobic policies which include the Kill The Gays bill which is currently being deliberated.
14 August 2012
Police raid headquarters of Zimbabwean LGBT rights group
A police raid took place on the headquarters of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) association in Harare over the weekend, in which police arrested 44 gay rights activists.
31 July 2012
South African archer comes out at Olympics
South African archer Karen Hultzer has confirmed for the first time she is a lesbian at the London Olympics.
30 July 2012
Tanzania: Gay rights activist found dead
Tanzanian gay rights activist Maurice Mjomba has been found dead at his house in Dar es Salaam.
27 July 2012
Ghana: Newspaper says 82 percent ‘abhor gays’ due to religious affiliation
A Ghanaian newspaper has claimed 82 percent of citizens 'abhor homosexuality' solely because they subscribe to religions whose leaders have spoken out against gay activity.
26 July 2012
Africa: New report accuses US evangelical Christians of promoting homophobia
A liberal thinktank has claimed that right wing US Christian evangelical groups are targeting Africa with an anti-gay agenda.
23 July 2012
Liberia: Senate votes to criminalise gay marriages
The Liberian senate is reported to have approved a bill criminalising gay marriages in the west African state, but it is unclear whether the president would sign it into law.
11 July 2012
South Africa: Church billboard lists homosexuality with alcoholism
The South African Advertising Standards Authority has received a complaint over a billboard which listed homosexuality among vices and personal problems a church could help people with.
6 July 2012
European Parliament condemns violence against lesbians in Africa
The European Parliament yesterday adopted a resolution on violence against lesbian women and gay and transgender rights more generally in Africa.
5 July 2012
Foreign Office human rights minister praises ‘Illegal to be you’ video campaign
Jeremy Browne, the Foreign Office minister for human rights has praised a new viral video imagining a world in personal traits like hair colour or height were criminalised in the same way as homosexuality.
4 July 2012
Video: Imagine if you could face execution for being blond, bald, short, elderly or blue eyed
In a compelling new viral video, international LGBT rights organisation Kaleidoscope Trust asks viewers to imagine if it were illegal to be themselves.
4 July 2012
Zimbabwe: Gay rights group to be charged with insulting Mugabe
Police in Zimbabwe have summoned the director of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe group and intend to charge the organisation with insulting the president, Robert Mugabe.