ARTICLES RELATING TO GAY RIGHTS

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

2017-03-24 13:00

Taiwan's constitutional court began hearing a landmark case that could make the island the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.

Taiwan lesbian ordered to pay back groom

2017-03-15 19:28

A judgement against a gay woman who married a man because of pressure from her family has sparked criticism in Taiwan as the island moves closer to legalising same-sex marriage.

'Qwelane not aware of headline, cartoon' - witness in hate speech case

2017-03-08 17:21

South Africa's former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane was not aware of the cartoon and the headline which accompanied his homophobic column, the Sunday Sun’s deputy editor has testified.

NG Kerk to shed light on same-sex union decision

2017-03-02 13:10

Documents shedding light on why the NG Church rescinded its decision to allow same-sex unions, will be made available to the 11 members who had asked for them, Netwerk24 reports.

Two lecturers suspended over homophobic taunts

2017-02-21 18:07

Two lecturers at the Coastal College in Umlazi, who allegedly mocked a gay student, have been suspended, the institution's principal says.

Zambian gay rights dispute erupts over football

2017-02-20 08:30

A proposal by Zambian football authorities to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians has kicked off a dispute over homosexuality, which is illegal in the country and widely seen as immoral.

Tanzania orders arrest of 3 men for 'promoting homosexuality'

2017-02-07 21:08

A Tanzanian official has ordered the arrest of three men accused of promoting homosexuality in this east African country.

Activists cheer exit of Gambia leader, an anti-gay 'icon'

2017-02-03 12:38

Gay rights activists in Gambia have cheered the exit of Yahya Jammeh 'a kind of icon of homophobia', who denounced homosexuality as "anti-god anti-human and anti-civilisation".

Thailand separates LGBT inmates

2017-01-29 12:06

Thailand, long considered a favorite gay destination, is making headways in how it treats its LGBT inmates.

Gay pastor condemns Grace Bible sermon as hate speech

2017-01-25 15:17

A gay pastor has condemned homophobic comments made during a sermon at the Grace Bible Church, saying the utterances were hate speech.

 

'Gay panic' defence axed in Australia state

2017-03-22 12:24

A law that has been used by alleged killers as a partial defence to unwanted homosexual advances has been scrapped in an Australian state, with campaigners hailing it a victory for equality.

Qwelane has no respect for Constitution, court hears

2017-03-14 22:44

The promotion of hate speech was evident in South Africa's former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane's 2008 column, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Most South Africans are generally homophobic - witness in hate speech case

2017-03-08 16:21

Poor blacks in townships are, in general, homophobic, Sunday Sun deputy editor Ben Viljoen told the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Transgender couples take Home Affairs to court to change sex status

2017-02-23 19:50

Three transgender women and their spouses have taken the Department of Home Affairs to court to change their sex description.

Tanzania threatens to publish 'list of gay people'

2017-02-20 15:20

Tanzania has announced plans to publish a list of gay people allegedly selling sex online -- just days after shutting dozens of Aids clinics accused of promoting homosexuality.

Gay student kicked out of Durban college

2017-02-08 20:54

A 20-year-old student has been expelled from Coastal College in Umlazi because he is gay, GroundUp reports.

Brazilian same-sex couple verbally assaulted in Cape Town

2017-02-06 22:31

A Brazilian same-sex couple were verbally assaulted during a photographic shoot in Cape Town.

UK pardons thousands of convicted gays

2017-01-31 18:32

Thousands of men convicted under now-abolished anti-homosexuality laws in Britain have been pardoned posthumously.

North West church leaders back bishop over homophobic sermon

2017-01-29 12:06

North West church leaders have come out in support of a bishop after he made headlines for making homophobic comments during a sermon, with one pastor saying it was preached out of love.

Banning gay couples from 'date night' not wrong - Brakpan restaurant

2017-01-23 17:03

The Lake Restaurant in Brakpan says there is nothing wrong with excluding same sex-couples from its "date night" functions, despite criticism from the SA Human Rights Commission.

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