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Leading Ghana cleric: gay people are ‘Satan’s deadly agenda’

Leading Ghana cleric: gay people are ‘Satan’s deadly agenda’

The head of Ghana’s Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Martey, alleged that gays are plotting to have the country ‘destroyed’ by infiltrating its government

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South Africa lesbian raped with a toilet brush, murdered

South Africa lesbian raped with a toilet brush, murdered

While US President Barack Obama visits South Africa, a young lesbian has been brutally murdered and raped with her body dumped in a township outside Johannesburg

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Istanbul gay pride supported by tens of thousands of Gezi park protestors

Istanbul gay pride supported by tens of thousands of Gezi park protestors

Tens of thousands people joined Istanbul gay pride, including Gezi park protestors in a march of unity and solidarity demanding change 

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Ethiopia paper warns a ‘satanic’ gay ‘disease’ is spreading

Ethiopia paper warns a ‘satanic’ gay ‘disease’ is spreading

An influential Ethiopian paper published an article saying homosexuality, equated with child rape, is disease spreading throughout the country, as well as announcing a new documentary film about the ‘satanic issue’

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Gay man kicked and spat on at Lyon pride

Gay man kicked and spat on at Lyon pride

Lyon gay pride participants attacked in four separate incidents, activists blame homophobic rhetoric used during the debate on France’s gay marriage as inciting hate 

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Tanzania gays raped, assaulted by police and put at risk of HIV

Tanzania gays raped, assaulted by police and put at risk of HIV

Tanzanians who are most at risk of HIV face widespread police abuse, being driving into further risk of infection said a report 

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Turkey police beat and detain gays helping Gezi protests

Turkey police beat and detain gays helping Gezi protests

Turkish police has bashed a gay activist as he takes aid to Istanbul protestors, while three others have been detained and verbally abused

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Mugabe promises ‘hell for gays’ in Zimbabwe if he wins

Mugabe promises ‘hell for gays’ in Zimbabwe if he wins

Zimbabwe’s president vows to have gay and lesbians rot in jail if his party wins the country’s upcoming elections

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Gay police officers in Scotland say: 'It gets better'

Gay police officers in Scotland say: 'It gets better'

Officers of the Gay Police Association of Scotland have launched an 'It gets better' video, coinciding with their participation in Pride Scotia

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Hundreds celebrate Pride in Edinburgh, Scotland

Hundreds celebrate Pride in Edinburgh, Scotland

Hundreds of people have marched through the streets of Edinburgh enjoying Pride Scotia

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Belarus denies it plans to be the first country in Europe to make being gay illegal

Belarus denies it plans to be the first country in Europe to make being gay illegal

Belarus lawmakers deny reports of plans to recriminalize being gay in the country, which have alarmed the local LGBT community

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'It can only get worse': Gays despair of Iran's elections

'It can only get worse': Gays despair of Iran's elections

LGBT Iranians comment on today's election but with real power held by a religious and military elite and no candidates interested in easing the persecution they face, they say it can only get worse, not better

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Five men arrested for gay marriage party in Saudi Arabia

Five men arrested for gay marriage party in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s religious police raided a gay marriage party in Mecca, arresting five men

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Trans woman flees Scottish town which branded her a 'witch'

Trans woman flees Scottish town which branded her a 'witch'

Stephanie Smyth, a transgender woman, was forced to flee her Johnstone home, in Scotland after being subjected to transphobic hate

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Russia passes gay gag bill, will become law

Russia passes gay gag bill, will become law

State Duma passes 'homosexual propaganda' law unanimously fining people and organizations for so called 'gay propaganda' with foreigners jailed and deported

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Tens of thousands celebrate Tel-Aviv gay pride

Tens of thousands celebrate Tel-Aviv gay pride

Over 100,00 participants are said to be enjoying Tel-Aviv biggest ever gay pride, an event that highlighted gay marriage and tolerance

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Nikolai Alekseev, gay Russian activist, attacked by masked skinheads

Nikolai Alekseev, gay Russian activist, attacked by masked skinheads

Three masked men attacked Nikolai Alekseev, who received minor injuries, as he was about to board a train leaving from Kostroma to Moscow, Russia

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Three arrested for Israel gay youth shooting

Three arrested for Israel gay youth shooting

Israeli police arrested three suspects in connection with a shooting which left two dead and dozens injuried at a Tel-Aviv gay youth center shooting in 2009

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St. Petersburg rejects move to lift ban on gay 'propaganda'

St. Petersburg rejects move to lift ban on gay 'propaganda'

Legislators of St. Petersburg parliament have rejected an attempt to repeal a law that bans so-called 'propaganda' of homosexuality

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Scotland to tackle homophobia in sport

Scotland to tackle homophobia in sport

Scotland’s government pledges to develop an action plan to tackle homophobia in sport

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Guatemala says no to gay marriage

Guatemala says no to gay marriage

Otto Pérez Molina, president of Guatemala, says he is opposed to gay marriage, ahead of a discussion on the matter by the Organization of American States

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Millions attend São Paulo gay pride despite heavy rain and cold weather

Millions attend São Paulo gay pride despite heavy rain and cold weather

São Paulo's 17th pride parade, the world's largest, kicks off with a more political message

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Egypt blocks inclusion of gay health in World Health Organization's agenda

Egypt blocks inclusion of gay health in World Health Organization's agenda

Egypt's Health Minister, Mohamed Mostafa Hamed, boasted that he ‘succeeded’ in deleting an item on improving the health of LGBT people from the agenda of the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Qatar anti-gay laws a mere 'moral' issue, says football chief

Qatar anti-gay laws a mere 'moral' issue, says football chief

Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA, is sharply criticized for saying Qatar's anti-gay laws are a 'moral' and 'ethical' issue, rather than a human right violation

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Gay marriage will lead to polygamy, warns former Archbishop Lord Carey

Gay marriage will lead to polygamy, warns former Archbishop Lord Carey

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has launched an attack on gay marriage just ahead of the UK House of Lords vote on marriage equality next week

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Tunisian director wins top prize at Cannes for lesbian film

Tunisian director wins top prize at Cannes for lesbian film

Cannes Film Festival honors Tunisian-French film director Abdellatif Kechiche with a Palme d’Or for his lesbian love story film, raising questions about LGBT issues in Tunisia

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Sierra Leone gay activist escapes broken glass murder attempt

Sierra Leone gay activist escapes broken glass murder attempt

George Reginald Freeman, a Sierra Leone LGBT activist narrowly escaped a murder attempt after a local tabloid outed him, which he blames for inciting violence

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Russia warns activists against defying ban on Moscow Pride

Russia warns activists against defying ban on Moscow Pride

Nikolai Alekseev, co-founder of Moscow Pride, received a warning from Russian authorities not to go ahead with the event tomorrow, or else face legal consequences

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Moscow Pride to defy court ban and go on as planned

Moscow Pride to defy court ban and go on as planned

Despite a Moscow suburban court ban, organizers intend to go ahead with Moscow gay Pride as plannedDespite a Moscow suburban court ban, organizers intend to go ahead with Moscow gay Pride as planned

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Scotland urged to speed up gay marriage legislation

Scotland urged to speed up gay marriage legislation

Scots gay rights campaigners and politicians tell Scottish government to act now so that Scotland does not fall behind England and Wales in legalizing marriage equality

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