ARTICLES RELATING TO GAY RIGHTS

We wants better treatment, gay organisation tell Zim govt

2016-04-29 13:57

The Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe has called for government and civil society organisations to treat them the same as any other group in the southern African country.

Al-Qaeda claims Bangladesh murders

2016-04-26 17:04

The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the killings of a gay rights activist and his friend.

Trump bats for transgenders

2016-04-21 17:00

Donald Trump says he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose.

Head of UK spy agency says sorry to gays

2016-04-16 22:00

The head of Britain's digital espionage agency has apologised for the organisation's historic prejudice against homosexuals, saying it failed to learn from the treatment of World War II code breaker Alan Turing.

Judge rules against couple in China's 1st same-sex case

2016-04-13 08:10

A judge has ruled against a gay couple in China's first same-sex marriage case that has been seen as a landmark moment for the country's emerging LGBT rights movement.

Morocco court releases 2 convicted of homosexuality

2016-04-12 07:45

A Moroccan court has released two men convicted of homosexuality in a case that stirred emotions throughout the country.

From Vatican to Unesco - France switches 'gay' ambassador

2016-04-06 22:03

France's government has named a respected diplomat who is said to be gay as the country's ambassador to Unesco, several months after he was nominated as ambassador to the Vatican - a job he never started.

Malawi: Pastors want 4 000 gays arrested

2016-03-29 07:52

A coalition of young pastors in Malawi have threatened to drag the government to court to force it arrest 4 000 homosexuals living in northern Malawi’s city of Mzuzu.

Trudeau to be first Canadian PM to march in pride parade

2016-02-24 13:26

Justin Trudeau will become the first Canadian prime minister to march in Toronto's Pride parade this summer, organisers say.

Uproar as gay sex recording gets released in Colombia

2016-02-19 09:31

The broadcast of a secretly shot video in which a prominent Colombian politician discusses sexual encounters with other men is prompting a fierce debate about homophobia and journalistic ethics in this conservative South American country.

 

Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

2016-04-29 09:11

Colombia has become the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalised it.

Gay rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh

2016-04-25 21:53

Two leading gay rights activists have been hacked to death at an apartment in Bangladesh's capital, police say, the latest deadly attack on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

Israeli gay pride parade attacker guilty of murder

2016-04-19 19:01

A Jerusalem court has convicted an ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew of murder for fatally stabbing a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year.

Kenyan group wants gay sex decriminalised

2016-04-15 21:14

A Kenyan rights group says it has launched a case seeking to decriminalise gay sexual relations between consenting adults.

'We can finally forgive her killers' – Eudy Simelane's family

2016-04-13 08:02

Mally Simelane, the mother of murdered Banyana Banyana footballer, Eudy Simelane, says she has finally learned to forgive her daughter's attackers as the eighth anniversary of her death draws near.

Topless activists held at Morocco homosexuality trial

2016-04-11 22:32

The trial has reopened in central Morocco of a homosexual and three men who allegedly attacked him, as two topless Femen activists protested.

Sexuality not key factor in gay son's killing - LA police

2016-04-06 07:32

Police believe the primary reason a Los Angeles man killed his adult son was to cover up for the stabbing death of his wife the previous day, and not chiefly because the son was gay, as prosecutors have alleged.

Anger as Italy cooks gay civil unions bill

2016-02-24 23:30

Gay rights protesters have vented their anger outside Italy's senate, shouting "Betrayal, shame on you!" as they claimed a contested same-sex civil unions bill was being drawn and quartered.

Kenya bans gay rights video

2016-02-24 03:30

The Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) has blocked Same Love (remix), a gay music video that was uploaded on Youtube by a Kenyan musical band, Art Attack last week.

Kenyan govt hands out a million condoms to gay men

2016-02-17 13:30

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority has distributed 1.2 million condoms to gay men in the coastal region, according to a report.

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