Indonesian police make mass arrests over 'gay party'

2017-05-22 16:02

Indonesian police have detained 141 men who were allegedly holding a gay party at a sauna, an official says, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

Australian state apologises to men convicted for gay sex

2017-05-11 22:14

An Australian state parliament apologises to hundreds of men convicted of homosexuality offenses.

Same-sex couples sue over Tennessee law

2017-05-08 22:35

Four married female same-sex couples in the US expecting children are suing over a new Tennessee law requiring gender-specific words.

After sex video, South Korea cracks down on gay soldiers

2017-04-21 15:42

A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video of two male soldiers was posted online earlier this year.

Indonesian men face caning for gay sex

2017-04-10 17:42

Indonesia's Aceh looks set to cane two men who admitted having sex in contravention of Islamic laws, an official says, the first such punishment of a gay couple in the conservative province.

Love thy neighbour?

2017-04-02 08:20

At a Catholic church in Joburg, a support grouphas been created for African LGBTI refugees. Ndileka Lujabe meets three Zimbabweans who tell her why they were forced to flee the unsafe space of home to come to a less than safe space in SA.

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

2017-03-24 13:00

Taiwan's constitutional court began hearing a landmark case that could make the island the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.

Taiwan lesbian ordered to pay back groom

2017-03-15 19:28

A judgement against a gay woman who married a man because of pressure from her family has sparked criticism in Taiwan as the island moves closer to legalising same-sex marriage.

'Qwelane not aware of headline, cartoon' - witness in hate speech case

2017-03-08 17:21

South Africa's former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane was not aware of the cartoon and the headline which accompanied his homophobic column, the Sunday Sun’s deputy editor has testified.

NG Kerk to shed light on same-sex union decision

2017-03-02 13:10

Documents shedding light on why the NG Church rescinded its decision to allow same-sex unions, will be made available to the 11 members who had asked for them, Netwerk24 reports.


Man gets 49 years' in anti-transgender hate crime

2017-05-16 09:56

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 49 years in prison for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the killing of a transgender person.

Albania gay groups' pride not to be hindered by opposition

2017-05-09 07:12

Gay rights organisations in Albania say they have been assured their annual pride will not be hindered the day when the opposition also has planned a national protest.

South Korean presidential hopeful accused of anti-gay comments

2017-04-26 11:42

South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged members of the country's persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality.

Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya

2017-04-14 13:50

International organisations have urged Russia to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Chechnya, but Russia says it does not have confirmed information about the matter.

Hundreds march in Amsterdam to support beaten gay couple

2017-04-06 09:02

Hundreds of people have walked hand-in-hand through Amsterdam to show solidarity with two gay men who were badly beaten over the weekend in the eastern city of Arnhem.

'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.7bn

2017-03-27 13:01

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.7bn in lost business over a dozen years, according to an analysis.

'Gay panic' defence axed in Australia state

2017-03-22 12:24

A law that has been used by alleged killers as a partial defence to unwanted homosexual advances has been scrapped in an Australian state, with campaigners hailing it a victory for equality.

Qwelane has no respect for Constitution, court hears

2017-03-14 22:44

The promotion of hate speech was evident in South Africa's former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane's 2008 column, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Most South Africans are generally homophobic - witness in hate speech case

2017-03-08 16:21

Poor blacks in townships are, in general, homophobic, Sunday Sun deputy editor Ben Viljoen told the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Transgender couples take Home Affairs to court to change sex status

2017-02-23 19:50

Three transgender women and their spouses have taken the Department of Home Affairs to court to change their sex description.

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