10th December 2013
World pays tribute to Mandela exactly 17 years since he signed Constitution against discrimination
4:40 PM — World leaders have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto – on the same day 17 years ago he famously signed South Africa’s landmark Constitution outlawing discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation.
9th December 2013
Journalist: ‘It would be wrong to say Mandela was always comfortable with gay rights’ 4
4:20 PM — The late Nelson Mandela has been described by some as a “gay icon”, but South African author and journalist Mark Gevisser says Mandela’s approach to LGBT rights was less pronounced.
6th December 2013
Bill Gates: I admire Nelson Mandela for speaking out against the stigma of HIV 2
7:05 PM — The philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela and says he will remember the former South African president most for raising awareness of HIV.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Nelson Mandela was a gay icon but he failed on HIV, poverty & Mugabe’ 56
4:30 PM — Peter Tatchell writes for PinkNews of how Nelson Mandela became a "gay icon" - but says the former president "failed" when it came to dealing with the HIV epidemic, challenging Robert Mugabe, and tackling poverty during his time in office.
Comment: South Africa is not a ‘Rainbow Nation’ if you’re gay 21
2:25 PM — In a PinkNews article published before Nelson Mandela's death, Douglas Bruce Davies said homophobia and racism "still runs rampant" in his home country South Africa.
Terrence Higgins Trust: Nelson Mandela stood ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with those living with HIV 1
12:34 PM — The Acting Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, Paul Ward, says he was personally inspired by Nelson Mandela’s “compassion” and advocacy when it came to the issue of HIV.
Human rights campaigners pay tribute to Nelson Mandela 8
11:10 AM — Tributes are pouring in for Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, who along with pioneering today's era of racial integration for his country also presided over the establishment of gay rights in South Africa.
5th December 2013
Human rights defender Nelson Mandela dies aged 95 7
11:02 PM — South African human rights campaigner Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95.
22nd October 2013
South Africa: Man accused of murdering lesbian attended vigil in memory of victim
1:56 PM — A man has appeared in court charged with the murder and sexual mutilation of a lesbian in South Africa.
18th October 2013
South Africa: Man arrested over murder and sexual mutilation of lesbian
4:16 PM — A man has been arrested in connection with the murder and sexual mutilation of a lesbian in South Africa.
14th October 2013
France’s First Lady meets with LGBT campaigners in South Africa
6:46 PM — France's First Lady has met with LGBT campaigners in South Africa as part of a visit to the country.
18th September 2013
Desmond Tutu: God makes me fight for gay rights 48
12:24 PM — The former Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, has said that he fights for gay rights because "It’s God catching me by my neck."
12th September 2013
South Africa: Gay couple attacked and called ‘fags’ after leaving nightclub 9
4:00 PM — A gay man and his boyfriend have been attacked by a gang in a suburb north west of Johannesburg.
5th September 2013
Where do each of the G20 countries stand on LGBT rights? 36
3:23 PM — Today 20 of the world's leading economies meet to discuss issues of global importance, the G20 summit is to take place in Russia which has found itself at the centre of an international storm of controversy over its law which bans the promotion of "non traditional" relationships.
2nd September 2013
South Africa plans to introduce hate crime legislation to protect LGBT people 2
2:45 PM — South Africa is set to introduce hate crime legislation, which would protect LGBT people against hate crimes, including laws to prosecute following physical or verbal attacks.
27th July 2013
Archbishop Desmond Tutu: I would rather go to Hell than worship a homophobic God 94
12:30 PM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu, famous for his role in ending Apartheid, has said that he would rather go to Hell if he discovered that God was homophobic.
26th July 2013
Archbishop Tutu: South Africa must reject homophobic discrimination 15
2:36 PM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called on South Africa to reject homophobic discrimination as part of a new LGBT United Nations campaign.
5th July 2013
South African Human Rights Commission condemns murder and sexual mutilation of lesbian 3
6:19 PM — South Africa’s Human Rights Commission has condemned the recent murder and sexual mutilation of Duduzile Zozo.
19th June 2013
South Africa: Gay imam spreads message of empowerment when it comes to homosexuality and Islam 19
5:27 PM — A gay Muslim cleric in South Africa, one of the few openly gay imams in the world, says it’s important to be open about your sexuality in order to have an “authentic” life.
2nd May 2013
South Africa: Married lesbian couple told to split up or face their son being expelled from school 16
3:59 PM — A married South African lesbian couple have been told they should split up and walk away from their "lifestyle", or remove their son from his Christian school.