Tag Archives: Camfaids

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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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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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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Global conflict: Faith, gay rights, and repression

As pro-LGBT-rights protests and anti-LGBT initiatives continue in dozens of countries, here’s a sampling of the news and commentary about what’s going on. Coverage of new international faith-based activism is below. See also the furor over Russia’s anti-gay crackdown as the … Continue reading

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Destination: Cameroon. Goal: LGBT health, justice

Please contribute to this project. A joint delegation of African and American activists is gearing up to plead for tolerance, justice and improved health care for lesbians, transgender people and other sexual minorities  during and after this week’s  women’s health … Continue reading

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Slain LGBT activist’s work survived his murder

Three memorials to slain journalist/activist Eric Lembembe are published here on the occasion of his birthday this coming weekend: Remembering Eric Lembembe, carrying on his work for LGBT rights by Colin Stewart Remembering Eric Lembembe and the Rev. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Eric Lembembe

Fallen civil rights leaders live on as we remember their birthdays As human beings we need to mark time. It gives us a sense of journey, continuity, connection and purpose. All religious leaders share one thing in common more than … Continue reading

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You can boost health of African lesbians, trans women

Please contribute to this project. One of sub-Saharan Africa’s most homophobic countries will be the setting for renewed focus on the health and human-rights challenges facing African lesbians and trans women, if a partnership of African and American LGBT rights … Continue reading

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