ARTICLES RELATING TO GAY RIGHTS

Senegal's leader defends LGBT record during Canada PM visit

2020-02-12 22:00

Senegal's president Macky Sall has defended his country's ban on same-sex activity, saying during a visit from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that it "has nothing to do with" homophobia.

Croatia top court says gay couples can foster children

2020-02-07 21:00

Croatia's top court says that same-sex couples have the right to foster children, an issue that has provoked heated debate in the staunchly Catholic country.

10 men jailed in Mauritania over 'gay party' video

2020-01-28 20:36

Prosecutors in the Mauritania, where homosexuality is outlawed, have detained and charged 10 young men after a video presented as a "gay marriage" surfaced, a legal source says.

Zambian leader seeks US envoy's recall for denouncing gay sex sentence

2019-12-16 11:59

Zambian President Edgar Lungu wants the US to recall its ambassador to Lusaka for criticising the southern African nation over a 15-year jail term slapped on two gay men for consensual sex.

67 Ugandans arrested in gay-friendly bar charged with 'nuisance'

2019-11-12 22:03

Sixty-seven people arrested by police in a Kampala bar popular with gays have been charged with "common nuisance", but rights activists say it was a bid to intimidate the LGBT community.

Criminalising same-sex relations is a violation of international human rights law

2019-10-14 12:13

We urge the SA government to condemn this colonial-style Ugandan law and to be as vocal about it as they are about matters concerning discrimination based on race.

Same-sex marriages: Dutch Reformed Church's decision diminished gay congregants' integrity - court

2019-03-08 15:56

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has found that the Dutch Reformed Church's policy against solemnising same-sex marriages, diminished the integrity of gay congregants.

Home affairs committee adopts Civil Union Amendment Bill

2018-11-28 22:25

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs in Parliament has adopted the Civil Union Amendment Bill.

Tanzanian officials order physical exams of 10 alleged gays

2018-11-10 10:00

Tanzanian authorities are carrying out physical examinations of 10 men suspected of homosexual activity in Zanzibar, according to police.

'No plan to hunt down and arrest homosexuals,' says Tanzania govt

2018-11-05 17:45

Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital is not official policy, distancing itself from a

 

Eight men jailed for homosexuality in Mauritania

2020-02-10 20:01

A Mauritanian court has jailed eight men for two years for "committing indecent acts" after a video showed them at a gay birthday party, their lawyer and Human Rights Watch say.

Witness no-show causes new delay in Lagos homosexuality case

2020-02-06 08:16

The trial of 47 Nigerian men charged with homosexuality, punishable by 14 years in jail in the West African country, stalled again on Wednesday as their accusers failed to produce a witness.

Fighting for LGBT rights in Myanmar with a 'pink pinky'

2020-01-22 22:04

LGBT activists in Myanmar campaigning to decriminalise same-sex relations are urging thousands of people to paint their little finger pink as they try to highlight the issue ahead of elections later this year.

Malaysian men caned for gay sex under Islamic law

2019-11-19 18:08

Four Malaysian men have been caned for having gay sex in violation of Islamic laws, with activists Tuesday condemning "vicious punishments" they said highlighted a crackdown on the LGBT community.

Singapore court to hear cases seeking to decriminalise gay sex

2019-11-12 22:02

As a Singapore court prepares to hear a series of legal challenges to a law that bans gay sex, LGBT+ activists have called for the "right" verdict to be delivered so similar reforms can be triggered across other parts of Asia.

Russia slams Google | Al-Aqsa clashes resume: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-08-12 06:09

Russia slams Google after election protests | Al-Aqsa clashes resume after Israeli police allow entry of non-Muslim visitors; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Pussy Riot activists plot South Africa art project

2018-11-30 19:51

Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has hinted at an attention-grabbing outcome after a two-week artistic collaboration in South Africa, but they stuck to their vow to keep their next performance a secret.

Transgender prison inmate fights for right to express female gender identity

2018-11-27 20:46

Jade September's lawyers say she has been denied the right to express her gender through her hairstyle, dress and use of small amounts of makeup while incarcerated in a male corrections facility.

At least 10 men arrested in Zanzibar for same sex wedding – report

2018-11-08 15:28

At least 10 men have been arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony on the Tanzanian Island of Zanzibar, says a report.

Anti-gay crackdown 'not reflective of Tanzania's official stance', says govt

2018-11-05 13:31

The Tanzanian government has distanced itself from the local administrator who called for a crackdown on gay people in Dar es Salaam.

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