An Islamic court in Nigeria's northern state of Bauchi has put on trial 11 Muslim men accused of being homosexuals in violation of their religion, a religious leader has told the BBC.
Russia has mounted a diplomatic offensive against “gay propaganda,” accusing the EU in a new report of trying to promote an “alien view of homosexuality and same-sex marriages as a norm of life.
Fifty, mostly African, campaigners rallied outside the Uganda High Commission in London yesterday (8 January) to urge the Ugandan president to not sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that was passed by the Ugandan parliament on 20 December 2013.
Although antediluvian attitudes towards gay rights persist in some countries, humanity is moving in the right direction.
On Tuesday 17 December, the Senate of Nigeria adopted the 'Same-sex marriage (prohibition) bill', criminalising displays of affection, people in a same-sex marriage (including tourists), and anyone arguing in favour of LGBT people's human rights.
Broad public strongly supports gay rights - but only 8% of Haredim back full equality.
A common refrain of Victorian politicians was that the 'sun never sets on the British Empire.'
India's Supreme Court today ruled to re-criminalise same-sex intercourse. This major human rights setback means citizens in the 1.2 billion nation can again be arrested and prosecuted on the basis of consensual same-sex activity.
The Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organisation condemns a ruling by India’s Supreme Court overturning a lower court’s decision that decriminalised same-sex relationships.
Senegalese police detained five women accused of violating the country's anti-gay law, highlighting increased pressure on suspected lesbians in the deeply conservative West African nation, an activist group said on Tuesday.