Picture of gay Malawian man goes viral after brutal attack

2016-02-09 13:37

A picture of a gay man who was brutally attacked in Malawi has gone viral, with many describing the attack as a "hate crime".

'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel

2016-02-04 17:45

A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals, which was ordered shut in the US, say they have found a haven for their work in Israel.

Australians will vote on gay marriage - Turnbull

2016-01-29 09:57

Australia's prime minister has given a personal assurance that his government will legalise gay marriage if a majority of Australians choose marriage equality in a popular vote.

Portugal's outgoing president vetoes gay adoption rights

2016-01-25 20:47

Outgoing Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva has vetoed the introduction of adoption rights for homosexual parents, saying children's welfare had to take absolute priority.

Case dropped against Malawian politician who said gay people should be killed

2016-01-22 13:34

The court case against Malawian politician Ken Msonda, for remarks he made against homosexuals, has reportedly been dropped.

Italy battle over gay unions opens with move to criminalise surrogacy

2016-01-22 07:02

Italy's upcoming parliamentary battle over gay civil unions has opened with a group of senators proposing prison terms for couples who use overseas surrogate mothers to have a child.

Clinton receives nod from largest LGBT group

2016-01-19 16:28

Hillary Clinton has received an endorsement for her bid for the Democratic nomination for president from America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organisation.

Homosexuals should be killed - Malawi politician

2016-01-05 07:07

A Malawian politician has demanded that homosexuals be killed after the country's justice minister Samuel Tembenu put a temporary prohibition on anti-homosexual laws, a report says.

Bakery pays damages over gay wedding cake

2015-12-29 16:29

Oregon bakery owners have paid damages of $135 000 to a same-sex couple after denying service over their religious beliefs.

Malawi won't arrest, prosecute gays

2015-12-23 07:23

The Malawian government has reaffirmed its decision to halt the arrest and prosecution of gay citizens while lawmakers review existing anti-gay laws.


New UN postage stamp supports gay rights

2016-02-05 10:56

The UN Postal Administration releases six new postage stamps promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

India's top court to re-examine gay rights

2016-02-02 13:40

India's top court has agreed to re-examine a colonial-era law that criminalises homosexual acts and makes them punishable by up to a decade in prison.

Malawi shouldn’t legalise 'sin' of homosexuality - church

2016-01-26 12:24

The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in Malawi reportedly has warned its members against accepting laws allowing homosexuality and abortion.

Police arrest anti-gay demonstrators in Senegal

2016-01-23 11:48

The head of an anti-gay coalition says police have arrested 11 people in Senegal's capital during a demonstration against the release of 11 other Senegalese accused of homosexual acts.

Man found guilty of Ceres gay murder

2016-01-22 11:57

A Ceres man has been found guilty of murdering a gay man in an apparent hate crime in 2014, while another man is due in court for allegedly stabbing a gay man in December.

Western aid to Malawi not dependent on gay rights - US

2016-01-21 13:15

US Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI persons, Randy Berry, has quashed rumours that Western aid to Malawi is dependent on whether or not same-sex marriage is legalised.

Romanian Orthodox Church: marriage only between man, woman

2016-01-15 15:08

The Romanian Orthodox Church says it supports an initiative to change Romania's constitution to specify that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Senegal frees alleged homosexuals targeted by mob

2015-12-30 13:25

Senegalese authorities have freed 11 people who escaped a lynch mob after being arrested at a gay wedding for "alleged homosexuality", local media and witnesses say.

Greek parliament approves civil union for same-sex couples

2015-12-23 11:20

Greece's parliament has approved a bill granting same-sex couples the right to a civil union, becoming one of the last European countries to give them legal recognition after years of opposition from the influential Orthodox church.

Tunisia jails six students for 'homosexuality'

2015-12-15 07:16

A Tunisian court has sentenced six students to three years in jail each on charges of homosexuality in a judgement condemned by rights activists.

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