ARTICLES RELATING TO GAY RIGHTS

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

Tanzania city governor launches anti-gay witch-hunt

2018-10-30 15:22

The governor of Tanzania's economic capital Dar es Salaam has launched an anti-gay crackdown, threatening to arrest people suspected of being homosexuals.

Transgender discrimination is worse if you are poor

2018-10-27 11:18

Hormone therapy and surgery are expensive and out of reach for many transpeople.

Zim gay group calls for tough govt action against abuse of its members

2018-10-03 10:07

A gay rights group in Zimbabwe has reportedly called on the government to set up policies that would protect its members from abuse, blackmail and segregation after a gay teacher at a top private school quit his job due to threats.

Gay Zim teacher quits after death threats and threats of legal action

2018-09-28 10:07

A gay teacher at a top private school in Zimbabwe has been forced to resign after receiving death threats and threats of legal action from parents, reports on Friday said.

Kenyan court rules forced anal exams as gay test unlawful

2018-03-23 13:24

A Kenyan appeals court has ruled unlawful the use of forced anal exams to test whether two men had gay sex, which is criminalised in the east African country.

Australia anti-gay marriage opponent attends same-sex wedding

2018-02-02 14:50

A former Australian prime minister who was a leader of the national campaign against gay marriage has attended the same-sex marriage of his lesbian sister in Sydney.

 

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.

Taiwan gay pride parade pushes key referendum vote

2018-10-27 13:40

Thousands have gathered for Taipei's Gay Pride parade - the biggest in Asia - ahead of a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights on the island.

Western Cape schools embrace transgender learners

2018-10-07 22:22

Western Cape schools are starting to embrace transgender learners and are encouraged to protect members of the LGBTQI community from bullying, thanks to the Department of Education.

US restricts visas to unmarried gay diplomats

2018-10-03 06:52

The United States is denying visas to the partners of more than 100 gay diplomats unless they get married, officials say.

Landmark India ruling ends gay sex ban

2018-09-06 13:03

India's Supreme Court has struck down a ban on gay sex after a decades-old campaign against a colonia-era law used to hold back LGBT rights.

No laws to protect SA's vulnerable groups

2018-02-10 23:59

Hate crimes motivated by xenophobia, homophobia, sexism and other forms of intolerance continue to hinder South Africa’s struggle for social justice, according to a new study.

Zimbabwe's LGBT community: why civil rights and health issues go hand in hand

2018-01-31 15:02

Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnagagwga has offered a glimmer of hope to LGBT people in the country, writes The Conversation.

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