Topics :: anti-gay countries

Uganda Court to Rule on Legality of Anti-Gay Law

By Rodney Muhumuza | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A Ugandan court is expected to rule Friday on a petition by activists who say the East African country's new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked quorum.

Uganda Court Invalidates Anti-Gay Law

By Rodney Muhumuza | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.

Singapore Won't Destroy 2 Gay Themed Book Titles

Friday Jul 18, 2014
Singapore's information minister says two children's books dealing with gay subjects that were ordered removed from public libraries won't be destroyed after all.

Lebanese Police Use Banned Anal Exam to 'Test' Homosexuality

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
The Lebanese police are reportedly still using a "test" for homosexuality banned in 2012 that involves an anal exam deemed to be "torture" by the nation's Order of Physicians.

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

By Heather Cassell | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

Singapore Backs Call to Destroy Gay-Themed Books

By Satish Cheney | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries. All copies will be destroyed.

Uganda Anti-Gay Ruling Criticized As 'Flawed'

Friday Jul 11, 2014
Human Rights Watch is criticizing a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.

Uganda: Donors Who Withheld Aid ’Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Bill

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 8, 2014
The Ugandan government now says that international donors who withheld aid because of their anti-gay bill have "misinterpreted" the law, whose main focus was to "stop the promotion of homosexuality to children and others."

US Takes LGBT Rights Global

By Vanessa Gera | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
President Barack Obama’s administration has taken the U.S. gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world as outposts in a struggle that still hasn’t been won at home.

Obama Pressed to Hold Uganda Accountable for Anti-LGBT Law

By Justin Snow | Saturday Jun 7, 2014
The nation’s largest LGBT-rights organization urged President Barack Obama to take immediate and concrete steps to hold Uganda accountable for the enactment of an anti-LGBT law earlier this year.