Tag Archives: Affirmative Action

Cameroon: Forced to flee because of his sexual orientation

By Denis LeBlanc Edited and translated by Colin Stewart Death threats have forced a leader of the human rights group Affirmative Action in Cameroon to flee his home and seek refuge in a safe house. Desmond Sone Mbecho, who leads … Continue reading

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Cameroon appeal: Concrete steps to fight anti-gay violence

Cameroon should combat recent outbreaks of anti-gay violence, starting by taking a public stand on the issue during next month’s United Nations review of the country’s human rights record, according to 12 local and international human rights groups who made … Continue reading

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Abandoned: Plans to keep AIDS fighters safe in Cameroon

Cameroon remains a dangerous place for LGBT activists, but plans for a coalition to improve the safety of Cameroonian AIDS fighters have fallen apart. After the murder of activist and journalist Eric Lembembe in July in Cameroon, organizations serving the … Continue reading

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How Cameroon locals, others paid for slain LGBT leader’s funeral

Donations from around the world Many people from Cameroon and at least seven other countries helped pay for the funeral of journalist and activist Eric Lembembe, who was murdered last month. The following summary of funds donated to and spent … Continue reading

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Cameroon: ‘Abusive detention’ of friends of Eric Lembembe

See the July 29 update of this news here: “Cameroon: LGBT activists in custody; harassment continues.” Below is a little bit of further information from July 27 about that day’s detention of LGBT activists in Cameroon, which was first reported in the … Continue reading

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Cameroon groups: It’s too dangerous to keep fighting AIDS

LGBT rights organizations in Cameroon have decided to halt AIDS education programs until their international partners help them to improve security so activists won’t be killed while trying to curb the spread of HIV among LGBT people there. The announcement … Continue reading

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To Cameroon: Here’s how to stop anti-gay hate and murder

Eleven LGBT-rights and anti-AIDS organizations in Cameroon and elsewhere in Africa  today called on the government of Cameroon to put an end to anti-gay rhetoric and anti-violence that led up to the July 12 murder of activist Eric Lembembe. They … Continue reading

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