Tag Archives: Cameroon

Life is tough for trans and intersex Cameroonians

By Erin Royal Brokovitch Transgender people are becoming more visible in Cameroon, despite the legal repression of homosexuality and the fact that LGBTI people in Cameroon are often convicted in unfair trials because they look different. NAOMI AND DELORES For … Continue reading

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Medical centre stripped bare in Douala, Cameroon

The Empower Medical Centre run by Aids Acodev Cameroon in Douala, is again object of criminal thievery. Douala, with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants, is Cameroon`s largest city. Overnight on November 21 – 22, unidentified thieves broke into the Centre in the … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Accuser relents, but police won’t free alleged gay man

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The author of this article is an activist for LGBT rights in Cameroon who writes under a pseudonym. A 22-year-old Cameroonian man, identified here as A.H., was held in police custody from Nov. 17 to Nov. … Continue reading

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United in battle against sexism, homophobia

Sexism and homophobia are the targets of a strategic partnership fighting against the repression of both women and LGBTI people in the developing world. “The root of homophobia is sexism,” says the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, a leader of the … Continue reading

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Gay life in Cameroon: Battered, with no legal recourse

By Erin Royal Brokovitch In Cameroon,  gay victims of violence have no recourse to the justice system because of the repressive law known as Section 347 bis. According to that section of the Penal Code, same-sex intimacy is punishable by … Continue reading

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Catholic setback? LGBT hope remains for long-term change

In the short term, the final report of this month’s gathering of Roman Catholic bishops discussing homosexuality and family issues eliminated the welcoming words that the preliminary report had included about LGBTI people. The news of that reversal was reported … Continue reading

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3 ways to tell if Catholics are serious about welcoming gays

The Roman Catholic Church is showing signs that it might accept LGBTI people as no better and no worse than anyone else. But how to tell whether the church is merely giving lip service to the idea of welcoming all … Continue reading

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