Tag Archives: Cameroon

Cameroon: a new activist association for lesbians

These days in Cameroon, although the rights and health of LGBT people are the focus of several community associations,  lesbians and transgender people remain the poor relations of the nation’s LGBTI community. The challenges they face are  just as dramatic … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Day proposed for July 15th

We publish the call to associations and peers in the struggle for human rights and in particular for the rights of LGBTI people, by the CAMFAIDS team in Cameroon inviting all human rights defenders to commemorate July 15th as Human … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Life of a gay activist turns to drama

By Erin Royal Brokovitch Jacques, 29, is the president of the group Acodévo Océan in Kribi, Cameroon, an LGBT community based organization. An activist since 2012, he becomes the object of a series of violent blows and attacks because of … Continue reading

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Outing in Cameroon ends in homelessness

by Erin Royal Brokovitch The story of Aris, 26, will resonate in the minds of all those who have suffered violent setbacks after their homosexuality was suddenly revealed to their family. Makékéné, is a village on the line dividing the Central … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Human rights plea provokes death threat

After speaking out last month against human rights violations by Cameroonian forces opposing Boko Haram insurgents in northern Cameroon, human rights defender Maximilienne Ngo Mbe became the target of an apparent death threat on television, plus abusive criticism for advocating … Continue reading

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Lesbians remain invisible globally, even to other women

Gay folk around the planet will never be free until women around the planet are free.          — The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women are still globally invisible, even to other women March … Continue reading

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‘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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