ARTICLES RELATING TO GAY RIGHTS

Gay marriage pressure builds on Australian government

2015-07-02 10:13

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has brushed off mounting pressure for a parliamentary vote on same-sex marriage from within his conservative coalition, saying he was more focused on the economy and security.

Mugabe: Perhaps I should ask Obama to marry me

2015-07-01 16:03

President Robert Mugabe reportedly has sarcastically promised to travel to the US and ask for Barack Obama’s hand in marriage, following the legalisation of gay marriage across America by the US Supreme Court last week.

Anglicans vote on allowing gay marriage in churches

2015-07-01 14:04

Episcopalians are set to vote on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the US Supreme Court legalised gay marriage nationwide.

Company sorry over 'black bean' gay slur

2015-06-29 16:12

A Thai ice cream company has apologised for using a derogatory term for gay men in a Facebook posting marking the US Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

Mozambique scraps colonial-era homosexuality ban

2015-06-29 14:05

Mozambique has decriminalised homosexuality after a new penal code came into force that swept away old Portuguese colonial laws, in a victory for campaigners for gay rights in Africa.

Hundreds celebrate Durban Pride

2015-06-27 16:30

Durban’s gloomy weather hasn’t stopped the lesbian and gay community from flying its flag high across the city, as people celebrate the Durban Pride 2015.

US jury finds 'gay conversion' therapy fraudulent

2015-06-26 11:00

A nonprofit organisation that claims it could turn gay men straight has violated the New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act, a jury concluds in a civil trial that an attorney for the plaintiffs called 'a momentous event' for LGBT rights.

Morocco kiss trial resumes as debate on anti-gay law rages

2015-06-16 19:53

The trial of two men arrested for kissing in public has resumed in Morocco, where a string of recent controversies has reignited debate over homosexuality in the conversative Muslim kingdom.

Sex apps may increase HIV in homophobic countries

2015-06-12 10:57

Gay and bisexual men in countries with high levels of homophobia are less likely to use HIV services because of fear of discrimination and violence.

 

US gay ruling inspires hope but also revulsion in Africa

2015-07-01 16:36

US President Barack Obama hailed Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage as a 'thunderbolt' but few share his view of gay rights in socially and religiously conservative Africa, which he visits this month.

UCT students stage sit-in over SRC member’s alleged gay ‘sin’ comments

2015-07-01 15:38

Around 20 UCT students have staged a brief sit-in of the university’s SRC offices after controversial comments made by an SRC representative allegedly regarding gay rights.

Anti-gay beating sparks new row in Morocco

2015-06-30 22:26

Videos showing a crowd attacking a presumed homosexual in public in Morocco because of his appearance, have triggered fresh controversy over social intolerance in the conservative Muslim country.

Same-sex ruling 'lawless' - Texas attorney general

2015-06-29 14:08

Texas's attorney general has called the US Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a ‘lawless ruling’ and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.

Huge crowds for Berlin Gay Pride after historic ruling

2015-06-27 20:00

Several hundred thousand people filled the streets of Berlin for the city's Gay Pride parade, a day after the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage nationwide.

US Supreme Court makes gay marriage legal nationwide

2015-06-26 16:29

In a historic triumph for gay rights, the US Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry.

German museum launches show on 150 years of gay history

2015-06-24 17:01

Germany's main national history museum is launching an exhibition tracing 150 years of gay history, including the first uses of the term ‘homosexual’ and the brutal Nazi-era repression of gays.

Moroccan men jailed for kissing in public: NGO

2015-06-19 22:50

Two Moroccan men have been jailed for four months for kissing in public, say NGO officials who attended the trial.

Moroccan magazine recalls 'burn gays' issue

2015-06-12 21:18

A Moroccan magazine is recalling its latest issue, whose cover asked 'Should We Burn Gays?'

Pentagon bars discrimination against gays in uniform

2015-06-10 08:50

Defence Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon has updated its equal opportunity policy to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation, putting it in the same category as discrimination based on race, religion, colour, age and sex.

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