South Africa votes for UN gay rights position

Only three African countries support Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


22 November 2016

Gay rights groups strike back

SA’s support for Africa’s opposition at UN to gay rights watchdog brings local and international condemnation


11 November 2016

Survey finds lack of direct contact with gay people

40% of South Africans say they don't know any gay or lesbian people


12 September 2016

Traditional healers show that being gay is African

"People call me names ... but I don't care."


15 August 2016

Public cut-out for gay rights

Scalabrini Centre stages “Let’s Face It” campaign outside parliament after South Africa's UN vote


7 July 2016

South Africa abstains from UN vote to protect human rights

Resolution on gay rights watchdog passed without SA support


5 July 2016

No arrests four years after lesbian murdered

People still live in fear of hate crimes and are afraid to report them


24 June 2016

I am not my sexuality, say youth

Exhibition tells the stories of young gay and transgender people


16 June 2016

More than laws needed to change hateful attitudes

Outside of legislative channels, civil society is also combating homophobia in various ways


10 June 2016

Imaginative gay rights campaign launched

Scalabrini hopes to change attitudes in immigrant communities


19 April 2016

Botswana Court of Appeal unanimously recognises gay rights organisation

Judgment has broader implications for many African countries that do not recognise sexual minorities


23 March 2016

Progress on gay rights in Malawi is too slow

Leaders must remove legislation that discriminates against same-sex minorities


15 March 2016

Annual showdown between Cape Town Pride and protesters

R40 entrance fee to event sparks even more controversy

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28 February 2016