26th September 2014
Egypt: Grindr warns users ‘police may be posing as LGBT’ after six men sentenced 2
11:51 AM — Grindr has issued a warning to Egyptian users about police entrapment following reports of six men who were sentenced on Thursday after advertising their apartment for sex on social media.
24th September 2014
World Bank urged to ensure no LGBT discrimination before issuing £54m loan to Uganda 5
3:01 PM — The World Bank has been warned against proceeding with a $90 million (£54 million) loan to Uganda without taking steps to ensure gay people and women are not discriminated against.
South Africa’s first gay-inclusive mosque closed over parking violation 11
9:25 AM — The first ever mosque in South Africa to accept gay worshippers has been closed over a parking violation.
23rd September 2014
London protest planned against Gambian anti-gay law 6
10:16 AM — A protest has been planned for Wednesday against a new Gambian law which would make “aggravated homosexuality” publishable by life imprisonment.
22nd September 2014
Chad considers criminalising homosexuality 90
7:24 PM — Chad is considering introducing a ban on homosexuality.
Egyptian men due in court after arrest for ‘gay marriage’ video
6:39 PM — Men arrested for taking part in a mock same-sex wedding in Egypt are due in court on Tuesday.
19th September 2014
Hate preacher Scott Lively: Gay rights groups are trying to have me murdered 47
2:53 PM — Notoriously anti-gay hate preacher Scott Lively has claimed that rights groups are trying to have him murdered.
US: Texas hotels refuse to host anti-gay Ugandan President for investor conference 9
12:21 PM — A number of Texas hotels have turned away the custom of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, over planned protests of his country's poor gay rights record.
17th September 2014
US: Immigration recommends Ugandan gay rights activist for asylum 1
4:40 PM — Immigration officials in the US have advised that a leading Ugandan gay rights activist should be granted asylum.
16th September 2014
Egyptian police hunt gays using Grindr 13
5:13 PM — Police are exploiting Grindr and other dating sites to hunt members of the LGBT community in Egypt, it has been claimed.
South Africa: Death threats as ‘gay mosque’ opens 8
3:09 PM — This Friday South Africa will controversially open the doors of its first gay-friendly, gender-equal and interracial 'open mosque’.
15th September 2014
Cameroon: Man convicted of homosexuality for drinking Baileys 40
11:46 AM — A man in Cameroon was convicted of homosexuality because he was drinking Baileys liqueur .
13th September 2014
Ugandan travel officials insist country is still safe for gay tourists 52
6:52 PM — Tourism officials from Uganda have insisted that gay tourists should still feel safe in the country.
10th September 2014
Amnesty urges Gambian President to reject anti-gay law 1
4:47 PM — Amnesty International has criticised a Gambian law which would make "aggravated homosexuality" publishable by life imprisonment.
Egypt: Men arrested over same-sex wedding ‘test negative’ for homosexuality 20
11:22 AM — Men arrested for taking part in a mock same-sex wedding in Egypt have 'tested negative' for homosexuality.
9th September 2014
Human Rights Campaign condemn Gambia over new anti-gay law 14
6:56 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has criticised Gambia over a bill to make "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life imprisonment.
Human rights group: Gambian bill to jail gays is ‘devastating’ 7
3:19 PM — The director of a human rights organisation has slammed a Gambian bill which will make "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life imprisonment, saying it will have a "devastating impact" on LGBT Gambians.
Gay immigration group: Home Office system still ‘extremely unfair’ for LGBT asylum seekers 7
2:04 PM — “There has been progress” in improving the way LGBT asylum cases are handled, but the system is still “extremely unfair”, the head of a leading campaign organisation says.
Gambia: Bill passed to allow life imprisonment for gays 44
8:47 AM — A Gambian politician has said the country is soon to adopt a law which allows life imprisonment for those found guilty of crimes linked to being gay.
7th September 2014
Egypt: Men arrested over ‘same-sex wedding’ video 13
1:31 PM — A number of men have been arrested in Egypt, after appearing in a video showing an unofficial same-sex wedding ceremony.