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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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Cameroon arrestees freed, but possible probe looms

By Erin Royal Brokovitch At exactly 5:45 p.m.  Tuesday, Oct. 7, an assistant of attorney Michel Togué sent him a text message informing him of the provisional release of two allegedly gay detainees and two trans women, Jonas and Franky. … Continue reading

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Cameroon: 7 detainees win their release

Seven LGBT people who were arrested Oct. 1 on homosexuality-related charges have been released in Cameroon. All had faced charges of homosexuality and prostitution, including four who were released today and three released previously. The anti-AIDS, pro-human rights group Camfaids … Continue reading

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Quick response to new anti-gay persecution in Cameroon

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The LGBTI community in Yaoundé responded quickly last week to the news that it has again become the target of persecution by law enforcement. Starting immediately, Cameroonian activists began working to keep seven detainees out of … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Cameroon resumes arrests; 7 nabbed in raid

Police in Yaoundé arrested seven people on homosexuality-related charges yesterday after a raid on a home where police said they found men engaging in prostitution and homosexual acts. The arrests brought to a close a period of several months during … Continue reading

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