Tag Archives: Yaoundé

Cameroon: Portrait of the activist as a young man, and now

“I knew that I wasn’t insane or possessed, but my family didn’t understand,” says Dominique Menoga, describing the awkward day when he came out to his family. Menoga, the former president of the LGBTI rights and anti-AIDS activist group CAMFAIDS … Continue reading

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Cameroon police entrap gay men to extort bribes

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The prospect of getting a bribe is a strong motivation for Cameroon police and prosecutors in their dealings with men who are suspected of being gay. That was demonstrated in a recent case involving a 21-year-old … Continue reading

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Trans woman attacked again in Cameroon

The advocacy group Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS)  today reported a new attack against a trans woman in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Over the past few years, she has been repeatedly beaten, arrested, jailed and released. (See related stories below.) This … Continue reading

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Priest, young man arrested; Cameroon police seek bribe

We received the following statement from the CAMFAIDS (Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS), based in Yaounde, Cameroon (slightly modified): Priest and a young man arrested for homosexuality in Yaounde last Friday (Jan. 16) at around 10 pm by officers from the … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Accuser relents, but police won’t free alleged gay man

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The author of this article is an activist for LGBT rights in Cameroon who writes under a pseudonym. A 22-year-old Cameroonian man, identified here as A.H., was held in police custody from Nov. 17 to Nov. … Continue reading

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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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