Tag Archives: Cameroon

‘Corrective rape’ in Cameroon: 4 women, 5 rapists, 0 arrests

Lexa, a 19-year-old student, thinks back with sadness and anger to what she endured on the night of Oct. 18. That was when she and two girlfriends endured “corrective rapes” by four young men who thought the three young women … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Portrait of the activist as a young man, and now

“I knew that I wasn’t insane or possessed, but my family didn’t understand,” says Dominique Menoga, describing the awkward day when he came out to his family. Menoga, the former president of the LGBTI rights and anti-AIDS activist group CAMFAIDS … Continue reading

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Cameroon police entrap gay men to extort bribes

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The prospect of getting a bribe is a strong motivation for Cameroon police and prosecutors in their dealings with men who are suspected of being gay. That was demonstrated in a recent case involving a 21-year-old … Continue reading

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Trans woman attacked again in Cameroon

The advocacy group Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS)  today reported a new attack against a trans woman in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Over the past few years, she has been repeatedly beaten, arrested, jailed and released. (See related stories below.) This … Continue reading

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Priest, young man arrested; Cameroon police seek bribe

We received the following statement from the CAMFAIDS (Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS), based in Yaounde, Cameroon (slightly modified): Priest and a young man arrested for homosexuality in Yaounde last Friday (Jan. 16) at around 10 pm by officers from the … Continue reading

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12 grim lands, 7 bright spots in LGBTI preview of 2015

As debate over LGBTI rights continues worldwide in 2015, progress has been made in at least seven of the 76-plus countries with laws against homosexuality.  In another 12 countries, the situation is grim and could get worse. Below are previews … Continue reading

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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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