27th October 2014
Gay prostitute barred from giving evidence in Shrien Dewani murder trial 10
1:09 PM — A gay male escort has been stopped from giving evidence in the murder trial of British millionaire Shrien Dewani.
15th October 2014
Judge: Evidence that Shrien Dewani is gay or bisexual ‘doesn’t matter’
9:24 AM — The judge in the Shrien Dewani trial has said it "doesn't matter" if there is evidence that he is gay or bisexual, and questioned whether his sexuality had any impact on whether or not he was guilty.
14th October 2014
Shrien Dewani described himself as a ‘single gay man’ on gay dating site
4:05 PM — Millionaire Shrien Dewani, who is currently on trial in South Africa in connection with the murder of his wife, described himself as a "single gay man", on dating website Gaydar.
9th October 2014
Shrien Dewani described himself as ‘submissive, filthy minded and perverted’ on gay dating site
4:55 PM — Millionaire Shrien Dewani, who is currently on trial in South Africa in connection with the murder of his wife, previously described himself as "submissive, filthy minded and perverted" on a gay dating website.
8th October 2014
Parliamentary aide to testify that he had sex with Shrien Dewani in trial
4:33 PM — During the trial of Shrien Dewani, a British parliamentary aide who claimed to have had sex with the suspect is expected to give evidence as a prosecution witness.
6th October 2014
Shrien Dewani tells court he is bisexual in honeymoon murder trial 17
12:21 PM — British millionaire Shrien Dewani today stands trial in South Africa, accused of arranging a plot to kill his wife during their honeymoon, as the court heard that he is bisexual and slept with male prostitutes.
4th October 2014
South Africa: Pro-gay ‘open mosque’ burnt by arsonists 21
7:50 PM — A Cape Town mosque which preached acceptance of gay people has been damaged in an arson attack.
29th September 2014
South Africa’s queer youth: The future of the LGBT movement?
2:11 PM — On 26 September in Johannesburg, South Africans celebrated their diversity on Heritage Day and used it to strengthen LGBT youth activism.
24th September 2014
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.
16th September 2014
South Africa: Death threats as ‘gay mosque’ opens 7
3:09 PM — This Friday South Africa will controversially open the doors of its first gay-friendly, gender-equal and interracial 'open mosque’.
18th August 2014
South Africa: Teenage ‘corrective rape’ victim found murdered 3
4:42 PM — An eighteen-year-old lesbian was the victim of "corrective rape", before she was murdered, according to reports.
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.
4th June 2014
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
26th May 2014
South Africa: Lesbian minister appointed to cabinet 2
8:35 PM — South African president Jacob Zuma has appointed the country's first openly gay cabinet minister.
22nd May 2014
Africa elects its first openly gay black MP 12
3:39 PM — Zakhele Mbhele has become the first openly gay black MP to be elected in the continent of Africa.
20th May 2014
South Africa: Gay blood ban lifted for monogamous couples 11
8:59 PM — South Africa has lifted a blanket ban on gay men donating blood, in favour of new regulations which do not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
5th May 2014
Gay South African artist found guilty of exhibitionism for tying rooster to his penis in Paris 21
2:46 PM — A South African artist has been found guilty by a Paris court of sexual exhibitionism for a performance during which he tied a rooster to his penis.
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.
1st April 2014
European Parliament President: Cut aid from African countries with anti-gay laws 19
11:11 AM — The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz sparked a row yesterday, after he told a joint summit that African countries imprisoning gay and lesbian people should be disqualified from receiving EU aid.
31st March 2014
South Africa: Gay man allegedly gang-raped and left in burning house in homophobic attack 6
1:08 PM — A 20-year-old gay man in South Africa was allegedly gang-raped by five people on Sunday, who then left him in a burning house.