In an interview to receive their Australian visas, a gay Bangladeshi couple seeking asylum were asked personal questions about their sex lives, including if they swallow each other’s semen.
(WB) Belize’s Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that said the country’s colonial-era sodomy law is unconstitutional.
The government of Bermuda has asked a British territories appellate court to overturn a ruling against a law that rescinded marriage rights for same-sex couples.
In Botswana, being gay is illegal, and the country has been hearing a landmark case to legalize it. But last Thursday, the High Court postponed their ruling on the case.
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s recently-elected right-wing president, is openly anti-gay. But that isn’t stopping activists from campaigning against him.
(WB) The government of Brunei on Sunday announced it has placed a moratorium on the death penalty in the country.
A Russian rights group said Chechnya has renewed its crackdown on gay people. So far, officials have killed two and detained 40, according to a report from Russian LGBT Network.
Cuba has caved to evangelical and public pressure to remove language from their new constitution defining marriage as a union between “two people… with absolutely equal rights and obligations,” staying silent about marriage instead.
Angie Bell, a businesswoman, author, and musician, became the first openly gay woman to join the House of Representatives in Australia as part of the Liberal party.
(WB) British authorities have charged four teenagers in connection with an attack against two women on a London bus in May.
Gabon, a central African country, became the 70th country to criminalise gay sex, according to the Independent.
Mounir Baatour, an openly gay lawyer, announced on June 25 that he would be running for Tunisian president.
Tanzanian police are breaking into gay people’s houses and arresting them as part of the anti-gay campaign by the government.
Kevin Fret, a rapper and LGBT advocate, was shot dead on January 10 in Puerto Rico.
Botswana’s High Court voted unanimously to legalize gay sex, scrapping colonial-era laws.
Heathrow Airport in London placed pride ads near the Royal Brunei Airlines check-in counter, as a protest against Brunei’s death penalty for gay sex, according to Newsweek.
Iceland put a ban on blood donations from gay men, but in September, the health department said it would review the ban.
India’s army chief, General Bipin Rawat said gay sex wouldn’t be allowed in his army, and activists are saying he is “ill-informed” and “ignorant.”
Kenya’s high court decided on Friday to uphold laws under the penal code that criminalize gay sex, saying they do not discriminate against the LGBT community.
After a newspaper, called the Liverpool Echo, exposed a pastor for providing gay conversion therapy, the pastor is saying it was inaccurate.