Topics :: anti-gay nations

Gay Gulag

By Will O’Bryan | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
Russia’s moment in the luge limelight is being colored by fears of terrorism and the country’s crackdown on human rights - particularly against the LGBT community.

Dozens Arrested For Being Gay In North Nigeria

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Human rights activists say dozens of gay men are being arrested in northern Nigeria. They say such persecution will increase since President Goodluck Jonathan signed legislation banning same-sex marriage and criminalizing gay clubs and associations.

Gay ’Prisoner of Conscience’ Dies In Cameroon

Sunday Jan 12, 2014
A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I’m very much in love with you," and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked on his case.

Nigeria Lawmakers Pass Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

Thursday May 30, 2013
Lawmakers in Nigeria passed a bill Thursday banning gay marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders.

Cruising for a Bruisin’ When Cruise Lines Dock at Anti-Gay Ports

By Steffany Skelley Gilmer | Sunday Dec 23, 2012
Getting away on your dream cruise could be a nightmare if your port of call is homophobic. A recent case of two American men arrested for "buggery" while still aboard their ship in Dominica raises awareness of this issue.

Gambia Drops Indecency Charges Against 20

Wednesday Aug 1, 2012
A court in Gambia has dropped charges against 18 men and two women who had been arrested in April and charged with "unnatural offenses" and felony for organizing a dance ceremony for gays.

Gay Life Opens Up in Oppressed Burma

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday May 15, 2012
The conservative Southeast Asian nation of Burma is starting slowly starting to accept its LGBT community as gay bars and media become more common.

Guyana Seeks Public Opinion on Controversial Laws

By Bert Wilkinson | Thursday Apr 5, 2012
Guyana is launching a national debate on whether to eliminate its death penalty and overhaul laws that discriminate against gays, lesbians and transgender people.

Two Men Kissing in the UAE Land Six Months in Prison

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 29, 2012
Two men were arrested and sentenced to six months in prison after a witness claimed he saw them kissing on the streets of the United Arab Emirate Abu Dhabi.

Albanian PM Rebukes Minister For Anti-Gay Remark

Tuesday Mar 27, 2012
Albania’s prime minister rebuked a Cabinet member Monday for saying that people planning to join the country’s first-ever gay pride celebration "should be beaten with batons."