Tag Archives: Eric O. Lembembe

Cameroon: Slain activist mourned; the fight continues

Friends and family of activist journalist Eric Ohena Lembembe gathered in Yaoundé earlier this month to mark the one-year anniversary of his murder by celebrating his life and vowing to continue his fight against AIDS and for justice for LGBTI … 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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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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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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LGBT rights in 2013: Don’t forget gains amid losses

As 2013 comes to an end, this blog’s ally, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, reviews both the progress and setbacks of 2013 from the viewpoint of that organization’s advocacy of LGBT … Continue reading

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Cameroon tally of repression on Human Rights Day

Organizations fighting homophobia issued a grim tally of this year’s repression in Cameroon, even as the world marks International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10: 16 arrests on the basis of people’s sexual orientation/gender identity, including five young women and … Continue reading

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Much talk, a little action on LGBT rights worldwide

Much discussion and a little action on LGBT rights occurred during last month’s meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.  These are excerpts from the report on the session by the advocacy group ARC International, particularly the … Continue reading

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‘Too little international outcry when LGBT champions are killed’

Will the murder of LGBT activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon be forgotten, or will the world respond with support that leads to change in countries that persecute gay people, asks the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle. An excerpt from his Sept. … Continue reading

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