Tag Archives: Yaoundé

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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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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Mission of mercy to gay-bashing Cameroon

A joint delegation of African and American activists is nearing the end of a busy week of pleading for tolerance, justice and improved health care for LGBT people in homophobic Cameroon. Health-care professionals, the staff of the Papal Nuncio, LGBT … Continue reading

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LGBT in Cameroon: imprisoned for 16 months, no trial

A faith-based American-African delegation to Cameroon, who are lobbying for health care and human rights for LGBT people there, today visited LGBT prisoners at Yaounde Central Prison. Journalist Andy Kopsa reported on the visit for her Cameroon blog.  Among about 20 … 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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Call for probe: Family let Mbede die to exorcise gayness?

Grieving friends and allies of gay rights icon Roger Mbede are calling for an investigation into his family’s role in his death on Jan. 10. After Mbede, 34, left a hospital in Yaoundé last month, he was reportedly denied access … Continue reading

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Homophobia victim Roger Mbede dies in Cameroon

Roger Jean Claude Mbede, 34, the Cameroonian man who was sentenced to three years in prison for sending an amorous text to a male acquaintance, died today in his home village after running out of money to pay for medical … 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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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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Cameroon appeal: Repeal laws that boost AIDS

Homosexual activity in Cameroon needs to be decriminalized in order to reduce the anti-gay stigma that bars LGBT people from health services and encourages the spread of HIV/AIDS. That was the message sent to the Cameroonian government  on World AIDS … Continue reading

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