Nigerians Punished With Public Whipping for Gay Sex
March 06 2014 2:33 PM ET

Nigerians Punished With Public Whipping for Gay Sex

Michelle Garcia

Four men from Nigeria were forced to admit to having gay sex, which led to them being arrested and then publicly whipped as punishment.

Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
March 05 2014 6:13 PM ET

Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Daniel Reynolds

The controversial Russian president is one of 278 nominees for the honor, a list that includes Pope Francis and whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning.

Ugandan Lesbian Evicted, Landlord Cites 'Jail the Gays' Law
March 05 2014 5:25 PM ET

Ugandan Lesbian Evicted, Citing 'Jail the Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

In a handwritten note, the landlord admits that the tenant is a 'wonderful woman,' but says she is 'depraved' for being a lesbian.

Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Author Says Massive Aid Cuts 'Worth It'
March 04 2014 2:55 PM ET

Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Author: Massive Aid Cuts 'Worth It'

Sunnivie Brydum

Ugandan Parliament member David Bahati said despite losing more than $115 million in international aid because the country's draconian 'anti-homosexuality' law, the price is worth it to protect African morality.

Whoopi Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws in Africa
March 02 2014 2:49 PM ET

Whoopi Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws in Africa

Michelle Garcia

In a video for the Human Rights Campaign, Whoopi Goldberg condemned Uganda's and Nigeria's laws that allow LGBT people to be rounded up and criminally punished.

John Kerry Condemns New Law on Phone Call With Uganda President
February 28 2014 5:33 PM ET

John Kerry Condemns New Law on Phone Call With Uganda President

Michelle Garcia

Secretary of State John Kerry hopped on the phone with Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.

State Dept. Report Decries LGBT Persecution Around the World
February 28 2014 4:58 PM ET

State Dept. Report Decries LGBT Persecution Around the World

Trudy Ring

The report is 'the broadest statement yet that Washington considers the treatment of gays a key measure of human rights around the world,' says The Washington Post.

World Bank Delays Uganda Loan Due to Antigay Law
February 27 2014 8:58 PM ET

World Bank Delays Uganda Loan Due to Antigay Law

Trudy Ring

The $90 million loan was expected to be approved Friday, but it has now been put off indefinitely.

Uganda's Currency Goes Limp After Enacting Antigay Law
February 26 2014 1:05 PM ET

Uganda's Currency Goes Limp After Antigay Law Enacted

Michelle Garcia

Uganda's currency value starts to dip as Western countries pull aid to the country over its homophobic, deadly law.

LGBT Ugandans Attacked as Tabloid Lists 'Top 200 Homos'
February 25 2014 3:40 PM ET

LGBT Ugandan Killed After Tabloid Lists 'Top 200 Homos'

Sunnivie Brydum

At least one Ugandan suspected of being gay has been killed just one day after the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was signed into law and a tabloid published the names of 'Uganda's Top 200 Homos.'

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