Six years later, former columnist Jon Qwelane still fights for right to call gay people names.
Amnesty International is accusing the Gambia of beating and torturing homosexuals in jail to give up names of others and admit to their "crime".
Chad has followed the likes of Uganda in outlawing homosexuality in a recent wave of homophobia on the African continent.
The country’s LGBTI pupils are being abused and bullied to the brink of suicide, activists warn.
As Zambia celebrates 50 years of freedom, its old laws against gays and lesbians are tightened.
If any other group of individuals was forced to live with such fear and stigma, the international community would surely unite in condemnation.
Gay and trans Africans often seek asylum in South Africa, supposedly a "safe haven" for LGBTI people. But it's no bed of roses here either.
Ugandans opposed to a new anti-homosexuality law have filed a constitutional petition alleging that the law violates fundamental rights.
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.
Home affairs has sought leave to appeal an interim court order that Ugandan gay rights activist Paul Semugoma be allowed to enter SA.
Elton John has told Russia's President Vladimir Putin that he has met Russians abused under legislation banning "homosexual propaganda".
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.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni will not rush to approve a controversial anti-gay law, despite pressure from Parliament to sign the Bill.
India's Supreme Court has reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation.
The hip-hop artist will tour SA in the new year, but his lyrics are inflammatory in a country where homophobia is a heated issue, writes Eamon Allan.
Despite criticism over his treatment of Russia's gay community, President Vladimir Putin says all people will be welcome to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Melanie Judge asks if Jon Qwelane should be able to use the right to free speech to argue that others shouldn't have rights.