SA progressive on gender issues – HRW

2017-01-13 08:23

While South Africa came in for much criticism in Human Rights Watch’s latest world report, its progressive approach to gender issues has been welcomed.

Air Force grants honourable discharge to 91-year-old gay vet

2017-01-10 14:29

A 91-year-old veteran who was dismissed from the US Air Force as "undesirable" in 1948 because he is gay has had that discharge status changed to "honourable."

Anti-gay US pastor in joint venture with Cape Town church

2016-12-30 17:49

An unapologetically anti-homosexual Cape Town preacher is planning to open two churches in South Africa, along with banned US pastor Steven Anderson.

African countries revive bid to block UN LGBT expert

2016-12-18 09:03

African countries are reviving a bid at the United Nations to block the appointment of the first-ever UN expert tasked with investigating violence and discrimination against LGBT minorities.

2 teen girls in Morocco acquitted of homosexuality charges

2016-12-10 08:02

A Moroccan judge has acquitted two teenage girls put on trial for homosexuality, charges that angered LGBT rights groups who have long argued that same-sex relationships should not be a crime.

4 men convicted of killing Khayelitsha woman, hiding body in drain

2016-12-07 18:59

Four men have been found guilty in the Western Cape High Court of killing a Khayelitsha woman and hiding her body in a drain.

Malawi churches march against homosexuality, abortion

2016-12-07 12:34

Malawian churches have reportedly held a march against alleged plans by government to legalise homosexuality and abortion in the country.

2 teenage girls in Morocco on trial for homosexuality

2016-11-27 09:47

Two teenage girls allegedly caught kissing on a roof have appeared in court in Morocco's Marrakesh charged with homosexual acts, one of their lawyers says.

I've decided to 'throw my hat' into Nigeria politics, says gay activist

2016-11-22 06:06

Nigerian gay activist, Bisi Alimi, who recently got married to his Scottish lover might just be planning to contest the west Africa country's 2019 elections.

8-year-old Ugandan girl held on suspicion of being gay - report

2016-11-20 16:59

Ugandan authorities have arrested an 8-year-old girl on suspicion of being gay, a report says, adding that police are holding her in custody.


Al-Shabaab kills teenage boy, man over homosexuality

2017-01-11 08:13

The al-Shabaab extremist group has announced that it has killed a teenage boy and a young man for engaging in sexual conduct.

Reverend challenged to prove 'paedophiles stem from homosexuality' claim

2017-01-04 10:30

Cape Town church leader Reverend Oscar Bougardt has been challenged to prove his startling claim that 99% of paedophiles "stem from homosexuality."

Gay rights supporters win 2nd victory at the UN

2016-12-20 11:35

Supporters of gay rights have won a major victory at the UN with the failure of a second African attempt to stop a UN independent expert from investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Two young Tunisians arrested for homosexuality

2016-12-14 19:30

Two young Tunisian men have been arrested and charged with homosexuality, a court official in the central city of Sousse says.

Malta bans gay conversion therapy, first for Europe

2016-12-07 21:59

Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy, imposing fines of up to €10 000 and a jail term of up to one year for offenders.

Man accused of killing Cape Town lesbian may have faced previous criminal charges

2016-12-07 16:07

The man accused of murdering a lesbian from Khayelitsha may have been previously charged with other crimes, it has emerged in a Cape Town court.

Gay rights activists march in annual New Delhi parade

2016-11-27 19:20

Hundreds of gay rights activists have marched in a parade in New Delhi, highlighting the continuing discrimination India's LGBT community faces and demanding the repeal of a law criminalising homosexual acts

African nations fail to block UN's first-ever LGBT expert

2016-11-22 10:11

A bid by African countries to delay the appointment of the first-ever UN expert tasked with investigating LGBT rights abuses worldwide has been defeated.

New Israeli army chief rabbi told to clarify contentious remarks

2016-11-21 23:02

Israel's top court has ruled that the army's incoming chief rabbi can not be appointed until he has explained homophobic and misogynistic remarks, including seemingly justifying raping gentile women in war.

KZN couple allegedly chased out of community by induna for being lesbians

2016-11-17 15:36

A KwaZulu-Natal lesbian couple is living in fear after a local induna chased them out of the community, accusing them of spreading the "spirit of homosexuality in the community".

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