Tag Archives: Cameroon

So far, 2 jailed lesbians are on their own in Cameroon

No help is currently on the way for two lesbians arrested and jailed on homosexuality charges in Ebolowa in southern Cameroon, according to the anti-AIDS, pro-human-rights group Camfaids. Camfaids arranges help for LGBT prisoners and defendants in the Cameroonian capital … Continue reading

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Pleas for justice and health in gay-bashing Cameroon

A team of African and American activists traveled last month to homophobic Cameroon to plead for tolerance, justice and improved health care for LGBT people and others. They raised their voices at a health conference, in prison, at the U.S. … Continue reading

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Anti-gay extortionists have free rein in Cameroon

A notorious extortionist in coastal Cameroon has threatened to unleash an anti-gay mob against a human rights leader in Douala, Cameroon. In response, the REDHAC human rights organization asked for government intervention, so far to no avail. This is just … Continue reading

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A visit to prisoners held on ‘suspicion of homosexuality’

In The Nation,  journalist Andy Kopsa reports on her trip last month to Cameroon with an American and African delegation from the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation. Some excerpts: 20+ imprisoned for being gay The daily tally of prisoners … Continue reading

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Cameroon police release LGBT activist doctor

Police in Douala, Cameroon, have released the vice president of the anti-AIDS pro-LGBT-rights group Alternatives-Cameroon, who was arrested Feb. 14 after he was accused of being a homosexual. Yves Yomb, executive director of Alternatives-Cameroon, said that Dr. Richard [Richard Kwa … Continue reading

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Cameroon police arrest LGBT activist, block AIDS clinic

Le communiqué est disponible en français ici. Police in the Deido section of Douala, Cameroon,  arrested the vice president of the anti-AIDS pro-LGBT-rights group Alternatives-Cameroon on Feb. 14 after receiving an accusation that he is a homosexual. The man who … Continue reading

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Cameroon goal: Reopen vandalized LGBT rights office

A fund-raising appeal is under way to help an LGBT-friendly organization in Cameroon recover from an attack by anti-gay vandals who destroyed the group’s office in December. The organization is CAMEF (the Cameroon Association for Empowerment Outreach Programs), which fights … Continue reading

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LGBT Cambodian activist, slain Cameroonian honored

The David Kato Vision & Voice Award announced today: Cambodian Transgender Activist Sou Sotheavy Wins 2014 David Kato Vision & Voice Award Renowned Ugandan activist Frank Mugisha will present Sou Sotheavy with the award on stage at the prestigious Teddy … Continue reading

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Strategy: Let’s stop simply preaching to the gay choir

Excerpt from a commentary by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle in Yaounde, Cameroon: There are three of us visiting Cameroon this week as part of an invited delegation to support a local LGBT AIDS organization called CAMFAIDS. Their executive director, … Continue reading

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Mission of mercy to gay-bashing Cameroon

A joint delegation of African and American activists is nearing the end of a busy week of pleading for tolerance, justice and improved health care for LGBT people in homophobic Cameroon. Health-care professionals, the staff of the Papal Nuncio, LGBT … Continue reading

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