29 April 2013
South Africa: Dead teen was beaten, starved and forced to eat faeces at camp linked to ‘gay conversion’
A court has heard how a teenage boy in South Afica died from severe and substantial injuries sustained while attending a camp which has been linked to "gay conversion", after allegedly being beaten, starved, and forced to eat his own faeces.
25 April 2013
Two years on and still no justice for South African lesbian murder victim Noxolo Nogwaza
Family, friends and campaigners are remembering Noxolo Nogwaza, a young lesbian in South Africa, who was raped and murdered two years ago this week after a night out with friends.
9 April 2012
Mr Gay World 2012 won by German man
The fourth Mr Gay World contest took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday.
22 November 2011
Sentencing postponed in lesbian murder case
Zoliswa Nkonyana,19, was stabbed and stoned to death near Cape Town during February 2006.
11 October 2011
Johannesburg police dismiss ‘gay serial killer’ reports
Police in Johannesburg, South Africa, say there is no evidence a serial killer is targeting gay men.
10 October 2011
Four convicted of Cape Town lesbian’s murder
Four men have been found guilty of murdering a lesbian in Cape Town, South Africa.
6 October 2011
Gay rights activists report another murder in Johannesburg
Gay rights campaigners in South Africa say a fifth gay murder in Johannesburg suggests there may be a homophobic killer at large.
3 October 2011
‘Serial killer’ may be targeting gay men in Johannesburg
There are fears that a serial killer may be targeting gay men in Johannesburg, South Africa.
8 September 2011
Two freed over South African lesbian’s murder
Two of the nine suspects accused of murdering a South African lesbian have been released.
31 May 2011
South African ambassador to Uganda found guilty of gay-hate speech
The South African Human Rights Commission has won a hate speech case against journalist Jon Qwelane over an anti-gay column he wrote prior to his appointment as the country’s ambassador to Uganda.
30 May 2011
Increasing number of countries becoming more tolerant of homosexuality, survey shows
Results of a new cross-national study have shown that a vast majority of countries have become more accepting of homosexuality over the past 20 years - though the trend is markedly slower in Russia and other former Communist countries.
9 May 2011
Girl, 13, is latest victim of South African ‘corrective rape’
A 13-year-old girl in South Africa has reportedly become the latest victim of the 'corrective rape' epidemic.
4 May 2011
South Africa government plans ‘task team’ to tackle homophobic hate crime
The South African government has announced the formation of a task team to tackle anti-gay hate crimes.
4 May 2011
Shrien Dewani ‘told gay escort he wanted a way out of marriage’
Shrien Dewani allegedly told a gay escort that he wanted a "way out" of his marriage months before his wife was murdered on honeymoon.
3 May 2011
Gay campaigners say South African lesbian’s murder was ‘hate crime’
A lesbian who was raped and murdered in a South African township last week was clearly attacked because of her sexuality, gay campaigners say.
15 March 2011
South African lesbians campaign against corrective rape
Lesbian activists in the South African capital of Cape Town held a demonstration outside parliament yesterday to call for more action on the problem of 'corrective rape'.
3 March 2011
Travel: Cape Town – South Africa’s Rainbow City
Adam Smith traveled to Cape Town and finds that rainbows everywhere, from tourism board leaflets to the floor at the airport.
20 December 2010
Businessman’s family attack “spurious allegations” in bride murder case
The family of Shrien Dewani, who is suspected of arranging his bride's murder in South Africa, deny his involvement in the killing, and the rumours surrounding a gay prostitute.
15 December 2010
Husband of murdered bride accused of gay sex with prostitute
Police are questioning a male prostitute who claims he was paid for sex by the husband of murdered honeymooner Anni Dewani.
10 December 2010
Husband of murdered bride Anni Dewani says he’s not gay
The husband of a British woman murdered in her honeymoon in South Africa has denied he is secretly gay.