Tag Archives: Eric Lembembe

Appeal to Cameroon: Stop anti-LGBTI violence

Activists in Cameroon are preparing an appeal to the government of Cameroon, seeking an end to violence against LGBTI people and those who defend their human rights. That appeal, which follows an investigation of anti-gay repression in Cameroon, is scheduled … Continue reading

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Activists demand new probe of Eric Lembembe murder

A year after the murder of journalist/activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon, human rights activists in Cameroon and abroad are calling for a renewed investigation into his death. Cameroonian authorities’ mishandling of the investigation has been so incompetent and disrespectful that … Continue reading

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Defending French-speaking LGBT Africans’ rights (and lives)

In this RGOD2 column, which first appeared in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle discusses: The challenges of learning the French language, The murder of French-speaking journalist / activist Eric Lembembe a year ago, … Continue reading

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Honors for 3 who combat the evil of homophobia

RGOD2 column reprinted from the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News with permission, and with some embarrassment about the excessive praise that it contains. Honoring brave leaders who “combat evil” By the REV. CANON ALBERT OGLE A surprising quote struck … 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 prayer for all LGBT prisoners

The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle wrote this prayer last week after visiting LGBT people imprisoned in Cameroon for their sexual orientation/gender identity. His suggestion: Pope Francis should pray it. (This prayer is also available in French.) A prayer for all … 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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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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Anti-gay rage: Sign of progress toward gay rights?

Why are sub-Saharan Africa and Russia undergoing a wave of anti-gay attacks, arrests and legislation? Two reasons are frequently cited: Politicians’ use of anti-gay rhetoric and anti-gay legislation to deflect attention from their nations’ problems; Encouragement from anti-gay Christian fundamentalists. … Continue reading

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