ARTICLES RELATING TO GAY RIGHTS

ANCYL open to beauty pageants for men too

2016-06-15 18:02

Beauty pageants for men, including gay men, are also allowed in the ANC Youth League, as long as they are run "responsibly", says its leader Collen Maine.

British anti-gay cleric has Australian visa cancelled

2016-06-15 10:50

A British Muslim cleric who once preached that gays should be put to death has left Australia after his visa was cancelled, with authorities saying it is unlikely he will ever be allowed back.

Gay men limited as blood donors for Orlando club victims

2016-06-13 08:52

Hundreds lined up to give blood in Orlando to help the victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub, but major restrictions remain for gay men wanting to give blood themselves.

Obama decries Orlando shooting as act of terror, hate

2016-06-12 21:07

President Barack Obama says the nightclub shooting in Orlando, in which 50 people died, was an act of terror and hate.

200 000 party in Tel Aviv gay pride parade

2016-06-03 18:29

Colourfully-dressed drag queens and bare-chested muscular men on floats are partying alongside thousands of others from the LGBT community at Tel Aviv's annual gay pride parade, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East.

Psychological report delays sentencing in 'hate crime'

2016-05-19 20:02

Sentencing proceedings against a Ceres man who murdered a gay man in an apparent hate crime has been postponed due to an outstanding psychological report.

Muslim nations block gay groups from UN Aids conference

2016-05-19 07:49

The US, EU and Canada are protesting a move to block gay and transgender groups from attending a high-level UN conference on AIDS.

LBGT activists stage rare Lebanon sit-in

2016-05-16 07:05

A group of activists backing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has staged a rare sit-in in Lebanon to demand the abolition of a law criminalising relations "against nature".

Obama salvo on transgender bathroom access

2016-05-13 22:30

President Barack Obama's administration has written to schools across America, telling them transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice, firing the latest salvo in a politically-explosive battle over civil rights.

Germany to scrap postwar convictions of gays under Nazi law

2016-05-11 22:06

Germany will compensate and annul the convictions of 50 000 men for homosexuality under a law introduced during the Nazi era which remained in force after the war, the government says.

 

WATCH: US preacher praises Orlando shooting as 'great'

2016-06-15 11:12

A Baptist preacher has sparked uproar for praising the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead and scores injured as "great".

Obama: Orlando shooting not part of a larger plot

2016-06-13 20:32

The gunman in the attack that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub was inspired by extremist information over the internet, President Barack Obama has said, calling it an apparent example of "home grown extremism".

Police: Heavily armed man arrested in US was going to LA gay pride parade

2016-06-12 21:47

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says a heavily armed man arrested in Southern California told police he was in the area for West Hollywood's huge gay pride parade.

Tenacious musician sings gay love songs in isiXhosa

2016-06-09 11:12

As a musician who sings in isiXhosa about being gay, Majola has faced more than the usual challenges confronting young musicians.

'Shame!' as House GOP defeats gay rights measure

2016-05-19 22:33

Democrats shouted "shame", but seven House Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights.

Seychelles parliament decriminalises gay sex

2016-05-19 17:00

The Seychelles has decriminalised gay sex, the state news agency says, after lawmakers voted to amend a penal code that meant those convicted of sodomy faced 14 years in jail.

Tunisian gays live in limbo

2016-05-17 23:14

As the world marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, in Tunisia the issue may have emerged from the shadows but many of those it affects have not.

Suspected Islamist held for Bangladeshi gay activists’ murders

2016-05-15 09:29

Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected Islamic militant over the hacking to death of two gay rights activists, one of a spate of murders of intellectuals, writers and religious minorities.

Surrogate brings bundle of joy to gay Zulu couple

2016-05-12 14:18

The Gabuzas, reportedly one of the first black gay couples in South Africa to go the surrogacy route, are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl.

'Bittersweet victory' for Italy's gays

2016-05-11 21:06

Italy's parliament has given a green light for the introduction of gay civil unions in the last major Western country not to legally recognise same-sex relationships.

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