Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

2014-04-15 13:31

A Judge who ordered Ohio officials to recognize out-of-state gay marriages is considering a stay of his decision pending appeal.

Africa's anti-gay movement spreads to Ethiopia

2014-04-10 16:15

Two groups in Ethiopia say they are set to hold an anti-gay demonstration in the capital Addis Ababa, as the country’s parliament is considering anti-gay legislation.

Zuma's stance on Uganda's anti-gay law an insult - DA

2014-04-09 15:57

DA says President Jacob Zuma's failure to condemn Uganda's anti-gay laws is an insult to the Constitution and former president Nelson Mandela's views on human rights.

Church of Norway rejects same-sex marriage

2014-04-08 14:59

The Church of Norway has rejected a proposal for religious same-sex marriage, even though it has the support of most bishops.

Uganda: Cops raid US project that assists gays

2014-04-04 15:47

A Ugandan government spokesperson says police have raided the offices of a United State funded project known to offer Aids services to homosexuals.

Islamic court clears 2 on gay charges

2014-04-01 14:51

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has cleared two men accused of violating a ban on homosexuality, according to a court official.

Museveni leads rally for new anti-gay laws

2014-03-31 18:16

Thousands of Ugandans led by President Yoweri Museveni have held a rally celebrating tough new anti-gay laws, praising the bill despite international criticism and donor aid cuts.

Gay couples marry for first time in England

2014-03-29 22:31

Gay couples across England and Wales have said "I do" as a law authorising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality.

World Vision SA: We don't discriminate

2014-03-28 14:13

World Vision South Africa has confirmed that it will not follow its US body’s policy of not hiring Christians in same-sex marriages.

Teens 'invited to watch' gay murder

2014-03-28 11:03

A man has appeared in court after he apparently called a group of youths to watch him beating a gay man to death, according to reports.

US trains cops to work with transgender people

2014-03-28 09:58

The US Justice Department has launched a programme to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals, a population authorities say is disproportionately harmed.

Kenyan MP says gays as bad as terrorists

2014-03-27 06:55

Homosexuality in Kenya is as bad a problem as terrorism, the ruling party's parliamentary leader says.

US sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt

2014-03-24 07:49

Washington is sending more special commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, a report says.

US should cut security aid to Uganda – HRW

2014-03-20 15:15

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

Museveni defends Africa stance on gay love

2014-03-19 12:54

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni says attempts are being made to attack core African values. He said this while defending Africa’s stance on gay love, according to a report.

'Anti-homosexuals apartheid' in Cameroon

2014-03-16 11:02

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the country where same-sex relations carry a jail term.

EU backs sanctions on Uganda, Nigeria

2014-03-13 22:24

The European Parliament has backed sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria in protest at their recent passing of anti-gay laws.

Zim cops storm gay meeting, 2 arrested

2014-03-13 11:25

Police in Harare have reportedly arrested two officials at a city hotel room where Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (Galz) were conducting a training workshop.

Ugandans challenge anti-gay law in court

2014-03-11 22:27

Ugandan gay rights activists and politicians have filed a challenge in court to a tough new anti-gay law that has sparked international outrage and drawn foreign aid cuts.

Malawi debate 'fails to tackle homosexuality'

2014-03-10 14:02

Malawi has reportedly broadcast its first ever political debate, with the running mates to the presidential candidates failing to give their parties’ position on homosexuality.

4 accused gays whipped in Nigerian court

2014-03-06 16:53

A human rights network says four young men convicted of having gay sex have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.

Gay law: Aid suspensions rattle Uganda shilling

2014-03-06 08:57

Aid suspensions have rattled the Ugandan shilling, prompting the central bank to intervene and sell dollars to the market on three occasions after President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay law.

Republicans back gay marriage

2014-03-04 20:36

Republicans from Western states are expected to urge a US appeals court to rule state bans on gay marriage unconstitutional.

Gay law: Uganda church warns of Anglican split

2014-03-03 21:17

The Anglican Church of Uganda says it may consider breaking away from their mother church in England if it puts Uganda under pressure over a tough new anti-homosexuality law.

Mugabe: Gay rights are not human rights

2014-03-03 10:46

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly thrown his weight behind Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni who signed a "draconian" anti-gay law last week.


Sex rights still contentious - UN

2014-04-11 09:36

The UN population chief says many issues remain as contentious as they were 20 years ago, including sexual rights, abortion, sex education, lesbian and gay rights, and child marriage.

Fear drives gays out of Africa - report

2014-04-10 14:17

Fear is reportedly driving African gays to seek asylum in the United States after countries like Nigeria and Uganda recently enacted draconian anti-gay laws.

Egypt jails 4 gay men

2014-04-08 09:39

A court in Egypt has sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison for practicing homosexuality, a judicial official says.

World Vision member resigns over gay policy

2014-04-03 15:52

World Vision board member resigns in protest over Christian aid group's reversal on gay hiring.

Northern Cape man gang-raped

2014-03-31 19:02

A 20-year-old gay man has been gang-raped and his mattress burned in Roodepan near Kimberley.

Uganda counts costs after anti-gay law fury

2014-03-31 07:46

Uganda is facing a heavy diplomatic and economic fallout following its approval last month of a tough new anti-gay law which prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors.

Suspects in Nigeria gay trial freed on bail

2014-03-28 14:30

Two Islamic courts in northern Nigeria have secretly released on bail seven men on trial for allegedly breaking the law on homosexuality, a prison official and a court clerk say.

Probe into wedding venue's alleged gay ban

2014-03-28 12:39

A preliminary investigation is being conducted into alleged discrimination against a gay couple by the Kilcairn Farm wedding venue, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Anti-gay law: Uganda, EU hold talks

2014-03-28 10:36

Ugandan officials are reportedly holding talks with the European Union over a controversial anti-gay bill signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni last month.

World Vision reverses decision to hire gays

2014-03-27 09:59

Facing a firestorm of protest, the prominent Christian relief agency World Vision has dropped a two-day old policy that would have allowed the charity to hire Christians in same-sex marriages.

Ethiopia to pass bill deemed anti-gay

2014-03-25 12:25

Lawmakers in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that outs homosexuality on a list of offenses considered "non-pardonable" under the country’s amnesty law.

Ugandan official: US cuts millions in aid

2014-03-21 18:19

Uganda's health minister says the government has lost up to $6m in annual US government support over the East African country's new anti-gay law.

Museveni: African culture promotes social identity

2014-03-19 14:19

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly urged the country’s youth to exploit local economic opportunities to create jobs instead of copying Western cultures.

We can’t westernise our values for aid - ACP

2014-03-18 14:25

ACP says it will discourage African heads of State from attending the EU-Africa summit scheduled for May should Western nations impose sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws, according to a report.

Ban on gay unions 'violates African Charter'

2014-03-14 12:07

The UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has reportedly expressed concern over the recently passed Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act in Nigeria, saying the law is was a violation of the African Charter.

Zimbabwe charges gay activist over meeting

2014-03-13 21:14

Zimbabwe police have arrested and charged a gay activist and questioned another for holding an illegal meeting.

Ugandans lose jobs as US cuts aid over gay law

2014-03-13 10:17

More than 80 Ugandans have reportedly lost their jobs after the US government, in an expression of its displeasure over an anti-gay law, suspended financing for a project employing them.

Orange pulls ads from Uganda anti-gay paper

2014-03-11 07:35

The global telecom company Orange has withdrawn advertising from a Ugandan tabloid that printed the names of 200 suspected homosexuals after a severe anti-gay law was enacted last month.

Uganda: No to public displays of gay love

2014-03-07 18:24

Uganda has reportedly defended its toughened law on gays at the main UN rights forum, saying the new legislation is aimed at “protecting” youth from homosexuality and discouraging public displays of gay love.

Anti-gay laws: After Uganda, Kenya could be next

2014-03-06 13:07

Kenya could be gearing up for a debate on gay rights as lawmakers are reportedly planning to introduce a motion in parliament to compel authorities to enforce the country’s anti-homosexual laws.

Anti-gay law: Sweden freezes Uganda aid

2014-03-05 14:27

Sweden says it would stop development aid payments to Uganda "because of the anti-gay legislation" passed late in February.

Uganda anti-gay bill author speaks out

2014-03-04 06:15

The author of Uganda’s new anti-gay bill says aid cuts imposed by disapproving Western donors are a price worth paying to protect the east African nation’s moral values.

Mugabe hints at crackdown on gays

2014-03-03 14:32

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has hinted at a crackdown on gays in his own country, state media reports say.

Stop imposing gay rights on Africa – S Leone

2014-03-03 08:47

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has reportedly taken a swipe at the West for "imposing" gay rights on Africa, adding laws on homosexuality should be the decision of individual countries.

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