Topics :: anti-gay persecution

Uganda Police Arrest Same-Sex Couple in Hotel Under Anti-Gay Law

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Two Ugandan gay men were arrested this week after they were caught having sex in a hotel.

Study: LGBT Individuals Living in Anti-Gay Communities Die Early

By EDGE | Sunday Feb 16, 2014
A study found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities.

Nigeria’s ’Jail The Gays’ Bill Creates Witch Hunt Culture

Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said Tuesday, warning that such persecution will rise under a new Nigerian law.

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.

Gays Targeted for Ongoing Rapes, Assaults in Russia

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Sep 14, 2013
Sexual assault targeting gays (or individuals perceived as gay) continue in Russia, with police claiming ignorance even as graphic videos circulate online.

P&G Comes Under Fire for Advertising on Russian TV

By EDGE | Wednesday Aug 14, 2013
In response to virulently anti-gay rhetoric on Russia’s most watched news program, American multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble has recently come under fire for its role as Russian television’s largest advertiser.

LAPD Convey Bom Threat to "National Gay Rights Organizations"

By Chris Geidner | Thursday May 17, 2012
Following a reported bomb threat, the Human Rights Campaign and other LGBT organizations in Washington evacuated their offices today.

No Home In North Carolina: LGBT Group Warns "We Will No Longer Accept Hate Crimes at Ballot Box"

Wednesday Sep 14, 2011
GetEQUAL responded to yesterday’s vote by the North Carolina State Senate to send a homophobic state constitutional amendment to the voters in May 2012, by issuing lawmakers and leaders a blunt warning: "We will no longer accept state-sponsored hatred."

Uganda court rules media cannot ’out’ gay Ugandans

By Godfrey Olukya | Tuesday Jan 4, 2011
Uganda’s High Court has ruled that the media should not publish the names and photos of gay Ugandans following a vitriolic campaign in the east African country which urged citizens to hang those featured.