Pope Francis says gay people should not be marginalised but integrated into society, but reaffirmed that the church sees homosexual acts as a sin.
As Zimbabwe prepares for watershed elections on July 31, homosexuality has featured in a prominent way.
Gay and lesbian migrants, refugees and locals have found sanctuary and sanity in a place of worship in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
To deny the existence of gay people is to render them unknowable, says Melanie Judge.
A new exhibition focuses on the rarely mentioned Nazi regime’s persecution of homosexuals.
I am a great champion of the power of youth to change the world, but I am celebrating a 64-year-old responsible for ushering in momentous progress.
A fresh crop of directors are rejecting stereotypical roles and plots, creating films that deal realistically with life.
In Cameroon, if you are gay or if others believe you are gay, you can be charged with a crime and punished with up to five years in prison.
A play that highlights the difficulties of being gay in Uganda has been forced to abandon its run in the capital, Kampala.
The Equality Court has fined an Alberton functions venue and ordered it to allow homosexuals on its premises.
A newlywed Frenchman wants to prove that "being gay and Muslim is possible" after feeling forced for years to choose between religion and sexuality.
Uganda has announced a ban on 38 non-governmental organisations it accuses of undermining the national culture by promoting homosexuality.
After 72 years of tackling supervillains as a straight man, DC Comics' Green Lantern, one of the oldest characters, is to be reintroduced as gay.
SA has won a moral and diplomatic victory at the UN, defending the protection of sexual minorities while preventing a walkout of other African states.
Charlie Condou has never had a problem being frank about his sexuality, and suggests other actors do the same.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has urged international donors not to let concerns for gay rights affect the country's need for developmental aid.
Malawi will review laws banning homosexuality in response to public opinion, according to reports.+
Damiano Tommasi, a former Italian international, has said he would advise homosexual footballers against openly admitting their sexuality.
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is cutting a lone figure after comments he made in Europe over his support for gay rights.
A rogue bishop has whipped up support for his stance that the Anglican Church is being overrun by gays .