ARTICLES RELATING TO GAY RIGHTS

2 teen girls in Morocco acquitted of homosexuality charges

2016-12-10 08:02

A Moroccan judge has acquitted two teenage girls put on trial for homosexuality, charges that angered LGBT rights groups who have long argued that same-sex relationships should not be a crime.

4 men convicted of killing Khayelitsha woman, hiding body in drain

2016-12-07 18:59

Four men have been found guilty in the Western Cape High Court of killing a Khayelitsha woman and hiding her body in a drain.

Malawi churches march against homosexuality, abortion

2016-12-07 12:34

Malawian churches have reportedly held a march against alleged plans by government to legalise homosexuality and abortion in the country.

2 teenage girls in Morocco on trial for homosexuality

2016-11-27 09:47

Two teenage girls allegedly caught kissing on a roof have appeared in court in Morocco's Marrakesh charged with homosexual acts, one of their lawyers says.

I've decided to 'throw my hat' into Nigeria politics, says gay activist

2016-11-22 06:06

Nigerian gay activist, Bisi Alimi, who recently got married to his Scottish lover might just be planning to contest the west Africa country's 2019 elections.

8-year-old Ugandan girl held on suspicion of being gay - report

2016-11-20 16:59

Ugandan authorities have arrested an 8-year-old girl on suspicion of being gay, a report says, adding that police are holding her in custody.

Ivory Coast jails 2 men accused of same-sex sexual acts

2016-11-17 08:59

Activists say a court in Ivory Coast has imprisoned two men for public indecency after they were accused of engaging in same-sex sexual acts.

Zimbabwe says NO to homosexuality

2016-11-07 20:00

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly rejected calls for allowing same sex-marriages in the country, saying, however, that it would accept other recommendations in line with the country’s constitution.

African states demand UN suspend LGBT expert

2016-11-05 22:54

African countries have demanded that the appointment of a new UN expert on LGBT rights be suspended, saying his mission to report on anti-gay violence had nothing to do with human rights.

Cape Town's gay mosque provides rare haven

2016-10-31 08:21

Friday prayers at the People's Mosque in Cape Town looks like any other around the Islamic world, except in this case the imam is openly gay and the teaching promotes homosexual rights.

 

Malta bans gay conversion therapy, first for Europe

2016-12-07 21:59

Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy, imposing fines of up to €10 000 and a jail term of up to one year for offenders.

Man accused of killing Cape Town lesbian may have faced previous criminal charges

2016-12-07 16:07

The man accused of murdering a lesbian from Khayelitsha may have been previously charged with other crimes, it has emerged in a Cape Town court.

Gay rights activists march in annual New Delhi parade

2016-11-27 19:20

Hundreds of gay rights activists have marched in a parade in New Delhi, highlighting the continuing discrimination India's LGBT community faces and demanding the repeal of a law criminalising homosexual acts

African nations fail to block UN's first-ever LGBT expert

2016-11-22 10:11

A bid by African countries to delay the appointment of the first-ever UN expert tasked with investigating LGBT rights abuses worldwide has been defeated.

New Israeli army chief rabbi told to clarify contentious remarks

2016-11-21 23:02

Israel's top court has ruled that the army's incoming chief rabbi can not be appointed until he has explained homophobic and misogynistic remarks, including seemingly justifying raping gentile women in war.

KZN couple allegedly chased out of community by induna for being lesbians

2016-11-17 15:36

A KwaZulu-Natal lesbian couple is living in fear after a local induna chased them out of the community, accusing them of spreading the "spirit of homosexuality in the community".

Homosexuality: Zimbabwean gays 'give up'

2016-11-14 13:17

Gays and lesbians in Zimbabwe have reportedly said that they have "given up" on their fight for same sex marriages, saying that their "conservative" nation will never accept homosexuality.

US pastor to ask judge to reject Uganda anti-gay lawsuit

2016-11-06 22:03

A Massachusetts evangelist is set to ask a federal judge to reject a lawsuit that accuses him of waging a long campaign to persecute gays in Uganda.

African nations seek to get rid of 1st UN LGBT expert

2016-11-05 11:30

African nations are seeking to initially suspend and then get rid of the first UN independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

It's hard to escape the hate

2016-10-30 06:56

Investigating the lives of LGBTI Africans fleeing their home countries to escape persecution, Ndileka Lujabe and Elana Marais discover that despite SA’s enlightened Constitution, asylum seekers struggle with unemployment and face homophobia.

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