ARTICLES RELATING TO GAY RIGHTS

Man puts hydrochloric acid in gay club lube

2016-08-29 12:42

A 62-year-old man who allegedly put highly corrosive acid inside a lubricant dispenser at a gay nightclub in Australia has been arrested and charged, reports say.

LGBTI proposal for Anglicans 'rattling the hinges' - Mpho Tutu

2016-08-18 17:12

A proposal that would see a far warmer welcome for the LGBTI community and those in same-sex unions will go before decision-makers in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa next month.

Indonesia says 'no room' for gay community

2016-08-11 13:54

Indonesia says the is 'no room' for the gay community in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, as activists blasted officials for an unprecedented series of LGBT attacks.

Uganda plans 'rehab programme' for gays

2016-08-08 21:23

Uganda's government says it will continue to suppress the public activities of homosexuals and a rehabilitation programme has been developed to allow them to "lead normal lives again".

Ugandan police break up gay pride event, briefly arrest some

2016-08-05 13:24

Ugandan police break up gay pride event in the capital and briefly arrest about 20 people

In a first, US VP Joe Biden officiates gay wedding

2016-08-02 17:32

US Vice President Joe Biden has officiated a gay wedding, a first for the early proponent of same-sex marriage.

Gigaba promises to act if US anti-gay pastor 'spews hate speech' in SA

2016-07-28 18:35

The Home Affairs Department will not hesitate to take action against anti-gay US pastor Steven Anderson if he commits hate speech on local soil, Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

1000s march in Jerusalem Gay Pride under police guard

2016-07-21 23:21

Thousands of revellers have attended Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade under heavy police protection, a year after an ultra-Orthodox Jew killed a teenager at the march.

Gay rights not on AU human rights agenda

2016-07-15 20:42

Equal rights for homosexual people in Africa is not a topic currently on the African Union's agenda because the continental body does not have a common position on it.

Home Affairs supports petition against homophobic pastor

2016-07-14 21:21

The Department of Home Affairs has expressed support for the online petition meant to stop American anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson from coming to South Africa.

 

Australia plan for gay marriage vote hits stumbling block

2016-08-29 10:42

The government's plan to hold a popular vote on whether Australia should allow same-sex marriage suffered a setback when a political party announced it would not support the proposed plebiscite.

No decision yet in Illinois transgender bathroom case

2016-08-16 05:55

A federal magistrate judge will not make an immediate decision on whether to stop transgender students at a suburban Chicago school in the US, from using girls' locker rooms and restrooms.

Poll: Young Americans overwhelmingly favour LGBT rights

2016-08-09 22:44

Young people in America are overwhelmingly supportive of LGBT rights on issues related to employment, health care and adoption, a study has shown.

Uganda gay pride postponed

2016-08-06 12:05

A gay pride parade in the Ugandan capital planned for the weekend has been postponed after a government minister threatened the LGBTI community.

Zambian ruling party accuses opposition of encouraging gay rights

2016-08-05 11:11

Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front has accused the opposition UPND of planning to enshrine gay rights in the country's Constitution, a local newspaper has reported

US Navy to name ship after gay rights icon

2016-07-29 22:30

The US Navy will name a ship after gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, a San Francisco politician who was assassinated in 1978, a naval official says.

Tanzania bans lube in crackdown on gays

2016-07-23 08:34

The Tanzanian government has banned imports and sales of sexual lubricants in its latest move targeting the gay community, officials say.

Now nurses treat us better than before - gay patient

2016-07-19 11:07

An Mpumalanga group called Men Sleeping with other Men says it can already see a difference after nurses received special training on how to treat gay men.

Festival Mall vows to deny entry to anti-gay US pastor

2016-07-15 08:44

The owners of the Festival Mall in Kempton Park intend to stop a homophobic pastor from the US from setting foot on its premises.

Gay march in Israel cancelled after court restricts it

2016-07-14 12:47

Gay activists have cancelled what was to be the first gay pride march in the Israeli city of Beersheba after Israel's Supreme Court restricted the event's route due to concerns of violence.

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