Tag Archives: Cameroon

Plea to to Pope: Restrain Cameroon’s gay-bashing Catholics

In Cameroon, a recent resurgence of anti-LGBTI rhetoric from the Catholic Church has come in for criticism from the Douala-based advocacy group Alternatives-Cameroon, which fights Aids and supports human rights for sexual minorities.  In this press release, Alternatives-Cameroon asks Pope Francis … Continue reading

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91 anti-LGBT attacks and violations: Cameroon’s 2015 tally

Cameroon remains hostile and dangerous to LGBT people, according to a year-end report from Humanity First, a Yaoundé-based organization seeking improved health care for LGBTI Cameroonians and recognition of their human rights. The report, titled “The New Face of Hatred,” … Continue reading

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A family torn apart by homophobia in Cameroon

A year-end report about homophobia in Cameroon contains a heart-wrenching story about a family torn apart by fear of homosexuality. The story comes from a report compiled by Humanity First, a Yaoundé-based organization seeking improved health care for LGBTI Cameroonians … Continue reading

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Proved: Lesbians, gays, straights can be friends in Cameroon

A homophobic neighborhood in Yaoundé, Cameroon was the site of a shock action on Nov. 14 that demonstrated the resilience of the LGBTI community and the ease with which gay and straight Cameroonians can interact peacefully. The event, called “Homosexual … Continue reading

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Cameroon lawyer beaten up for defending gay man

A group of assailants ambushed attorney Walter Atoh last month outside a Cameroon hotel where he stayed for safety after receiving messages threatening him with death if he did not stop seeking the release of a man imprisoned for homosexuality. … Continue reading

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Let your wallet SAY NO to 9-year jail term for consensual sex

Despite death threats, attorney Walter Atoh is back in Cameroon to seek the release of a man imprisoned for homosexuality. While Atoh provides the courage to defend his client, he depends on you to  provide financial support for his client’s … Continue reading

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Protesters seek to end LGBTI repression in Commonwealth

African LGBTI activists and their allies are urging 40 countries that formerly were part of the British Empire to throw off the chains that the colonial empire created for LGBTI citizens in the form of now-ancient anti-homosexuality laws. During a … Continue reading

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