The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
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Hong Kong's high court has ruled that married same-sex couples should be allowed to apply for public housing, overturning a government ban it said was unconstitutional.
It is something I impress upon my son, now that I am an adult: that not everyone is the same, and there are different normals, for different people, writes Estrelita Moses .
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'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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs in Parliament has adopted the Civil Union Amendment Bill.
The SA Human Rights Commission believes its case against the owners of the Beloftebos wedding venue is important enough to be heard by a full bench in the Western Cape High Court, where it launched a court application.
A carnival in Croatia drew outrage on Monday after participants burned an effigy of a gay couple and child, weeks after a court granted same-sex couples the right to foster children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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