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.

SA abstains on key UN vote to end discrimination against gays

2016-07-05 13:02

In a vote that surprised many, South Africa abstained in a key vote in the UN Human Rights Council to appoint an independent watchdog on sexual orientation.

New York Gay Pride parade to honour Orlando victims

2016-06-26 21:14

New York has kicked off what organisers hope will be the city's largest ever Gay Pride march, honouring the 49 people killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre and celebrate tolerance.

ANCYL open to beauty pageants for men too

2016-06-15 18:02

Beauty pageants for men, including gay men, are also allowed in the ANC Youth League, as long as they are run "responsibly", says its leader Collen Maine.

British anti-gay cleric has Australian visa cancelled

2016-06-15 10:50

A British Muslim cleric who once preached that gays should be put to death has left Australia after his visa was cancelled, with authorities saying it is unlikely he will ever be allowed back.

Gay men limited as blood donors for Orlando club victims

2016-06-13 08:52

Hundreds lined up to give blood in Orlando to help the victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub, but major restrictions remain for gay men wanting to give blood themselves.


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.

No go for 'kill the gays' pastor at Spur, Wimpy, Joburg hotel

2016-07-13 14:09

A US pastor who made headlines for praising the mass killings of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida has had his plans for Johannesburg events scuppered by South African businesses not wanting to associate with him.

Gay Pride parade in Germany remembers Orlando victims

2016-07-03 21:29

Hundreds of thousands of people have joined the Gay Pride parade in western Germany, with marchers waving rainbow flags and honouring the victims of the Orlando massacre.

Obama names Stonewall Inn national monument

2016-06-25 09:42

President Barack Obama has created the first national monument to gay rights, designating the iconic Stonewall Inn in Manhattan where the modern gay rights movement took root nearly five decades ago.

WATCH: US preacher praises Orlando shooting as 'great'

2016-06-15 11:12

A Baptist preacher has sparked uproar for praising the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead and scores injured as "great".

Obama: Orlando shooting not part of a larger plot

2016-06-13 20:32

The gunman in the attack that killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub was inspired by extremist information over the internet, President Barack Obama has said, calling it an apparent example of "home grown extremism".

Police: Heavily armed man arrested in US was going to LA gay pride parade

2016-06-12 21:47

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says a heavily armed man arrested in Southern California told police he was in the area for West Hollywood's huge gay pride parade.

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