President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Thousands marched for gay rights in the capital of Nicosia despite a counter-demonstration by conservative Christians and clerics.
Sweden says it will stop development aid payments to Uganda "because of the anti-gay legislation" passed in late February.
Trying to lecture students on respecting people's rights will only get you so far. They need experiential human rights education.
Uganda's government has been hit with substantial aid cuts after the president enacted a severe anti-gay law.
A Ugandan newspaper has published a list of what it called the country's "200 top" gay people, which included some prominent Ugandans.
South Africa will seek clarification from various countries about their laws on sexual orientation, says the department of international relations.
A Zambian magistrate has acquitted a gay rights activist charged with an offence against public morality over pro-gay comments he made on television.
Ugandan doctor and gay rights activist Paul Semugoma has been granted an exceptional work permit after being detained when his visa expired.
Home affairs has sought leave to appeal an interim court order that Ugandan gay rights activist Paul Semugoma be allowed to enter SA.
South African artist Zanele Muholi’s two shows come from different directions at the central issue: the (im)possibility of the task of mourning.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has commisioned reports from doctors to aid his decision on whether to sign anti-gay legislation into law.
As the Winter Olympics begin, Russia's President Vladimir Putin hopes that a successful event will enhance the country's international reputation.
Russia was ready to put on a grand show for the Winter Games when the Olympic torch arrived in Sochi despite concerns about gay rights and corruption.
The Equal Rights Party, one with a focus on gender and sexual issues, will contest the national elections this year.
Binyavanga Wainaina, one of Africa's leading literary figures, has outed himself in response to a wave of homophobic laws across the continent.
British actor Hugh Laurie has prompted an outcry in Russia with a Twitter proposal to boycott vodka over President Vladimir Putin's gay rights stance.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is "walking on banana peels" as he "moderates" his controversial Bill against homosexuality.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a Bill banning gay marriage and same-sex partnerships.