ARTICLES RELATING TO LGBTI RIGHTS

Another couple disappointed after Beloftebos venue stands firm on LGBTQI+ weddings policy

2020-01-20 17:34

A same-sex couple was angered and disappointed after a wedding venue in the Western Cape declined to host their wedding – and it wasn't the first time the venue declined to host a function.

From Miss to Mr to Dr: Transgender UCT graduand reflects on his dysphoria experiences

2019-12-20 08:10

When Velile Vilane began his decade-long experience as an undergraduate at UCT, he registered as Miss Velile Vilane. When he stepped into the Sarah Baartman Hall at his graduation ceremony he did so as Mr Vilane. And he left the university as Dr Vilane.

Ex-flight attendant in battle with Comair after being dismissed for sexual harrasment

2019-11-23 08:58

A former flight attendant is questioning how he lost his job as a cabin crew member after engaging in what he thought was an honest conversation with a colleague.

16 Ugandan LGBT activists given forced anal exams: rights group

2019-10-24 21:12

Sixteen Ugandan LGBT activists were subjected to forced anal examinations after being arrested, the country's leading gay rights organisation said Thursday.

Homosexuality to be punishable by death in Uganda

2019-10-11 14:00

Uganda has announced its plans for a Bill to be passed that will impose the death penalty on homosexuals, according to a report.

Macron moves to extend IVF to lesbians, single women

2019-09-23 20:04

Six years after a same-sex marriage law that triggered months of mass protests, French President Emmanuel Macron risks roiling French conservatives again with plans to allow single women and lesbian couples to access fertility treatment.

First transgender couple married in Cuba

2019-07-19 10:38

A transgender couple married in Cuba this week, a first on the island nation where sexual minorities have long suffered discrimination.

WATCH: Why is LGBT Pride Day celebrated on June 28?

2019-06-28 18:30

Pride Day commemorates the Stonewall riots, considered the most important event in the gay liberation movement in the United States.

Botswana high court decriminalises homosexuality

2019-06-11 12:29

Botswana's high court, in a highly-anticipated verdict, has ruled to decriminalise homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country's 1965 penal code.

WATCH: Taiwan allows gay couples to register marriages

2019-05-24 21:04

Taiwan officially allowed same-sex couples to register their marriages after the parliament passed the laws to legalize same-sex marriage a week ago.

 

Transgender activist Nare Mphela found murdered, boyfriend questioned

2020-01-09 21:23

Limpopo police are investigating the death of transgender activist Nare Mphela, whose decomposing body was found in a rented room outside Mokopane on Sunday.

Nigeria court puts 47 men on trial for homosexuality - lawyer

2019-12-13 09:48

A group of 47 men has appeared in a Nigerian court charged with homosexuality, a crime punishable by 14 years in prison in the country, their attorney has said.

Anti-gay pastor served for allegedly defying court ruling: ‘I will come out and preach the same message’

2019-10-30 20:59

A Cape Town pastor, who may find himself behind bars for defying a court order barring him from making anti-gay comments, accused the SA Human Rights Commission of trying to make an example of him.

Man drops lawsuit claiming Apple turned him gay

2019-10-18 05:27

A Russian man who filed a lawsuit against Apple after claiming an iPhone app turned him gay has withdrawn his complaint due to privacy fears, his lawyer says.

Gay sex ban to be challenged by activist

2019-09-25 13:29

A Singaporean gay rights activist says he has filed a legal challenge against a law banning sex between men, the third recent bid to overturn the legislation.

WATCH | Coca-Cola advert for gay tolerance prompts boycott call in Hungary

2019-08-06 13:26

Advertisements by Coca-Cola that promote gay acceptance have prompted a boycott call from a senior member of the Hungary’s right-wing ruling party.

Anglican Church of Canada rejects same-sex marriage

2019-07-15 12:18

The Anglican Church of Canada - which has more than 500 000 members - has rejected a motion to modify its definition of marriage to embrace same-sex unions.

ANALYSIS: African gay bashing 'a colonial import'

2019-06-25 07:00

Some decry Botswana's enlightened High Court judgment on gay sex. But studies show that homosexuality existed – and was tolerated – across pre-colonial Africa.

Is gay sex in Kenya impacting tourism?

2019-05-25 08:37

Kenyan courts may decriminalise gay sex. The decision could impact tourism and related industries.

WATCH: Taiwan votes to legalise same-sex marriage

2019-05-17 12:24

Taiwan’s legislature voted on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades.

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