Lebanese police has launched a sting operation targeting gay men across the country making dozens of arrest.The operation begun on Saturday with police arresting 27 men for alleged "gay sex" and "indecency" during a raid on Agha Hammam in the area of Hamra-Concord, Beirut.
An 18 year-old transgender woman was attacked with stones and beaten by a mob on Tuesday evening in Belize City. The incident happened just after 6 pm. The young woman identifying as Vanessa Champagne Paris reported she was verbally attacked when a man spotted and shouted at her "why is a f*king faggot is walking this block."
Addis Ababa's municipality has approved yesterday (1 April) a mass antigay protest to be held in Ethiopia's capital later this month, according to the Ethiopian Reporter.
Lawmakers in Ethiopia are expected to pass into law a bill that would make same-sex acts a non-pardonable offense. Other anti-gay actions and measures in Ethiopia are inducing a climate of fear and panic among the country's LGBT community.
A court in Lebanon has made a historic ruling stating same-sex relations are not "contradicting the laws of nature" and cannot therefore be considered a crime, said a statement only revealed today.
Zimbabwe's gay community is breathing a sigh of relief after a court thwarted an attempt by the country's authorities to shut down its main LGBT rights advocacy group, on Wednesday.
Zenebu Tadesse, Ethiopia's Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs has taken to twitter criticizing the passing of Uganda's anti-gay law, on Monday. Tadesse tweeted: "There is no place for hate, discrimination in my beloved Africa. It's not Governments' business to make dress code or anti-gay laws #Uganda."
ulgaria's right wing party Ataka (Attack in Bulgarian) has introduced a new draft bill to bans gay Pride marches this Wednesday. A previous, similar amendment, was rejected by the Bulgaria's Parliament last week, on the grounds it would violate European Union (EU) law and European Convention of Human Rights.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, spiritual heads of the worldwide Anglican Communion, called upon leaders of the Church, as well as the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda, to support and care for all people "regardless of sexual orientation."
Hairdressers 38 year-old Karen Mke and 33 year-old Kamilla Satto have been detained last month while attending a local nightclub with police charging them with the crime of 'imitating' women.