Tag Archives: Yaoundé

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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Cameroon arrestees freed, but possible probe looms

By Erin Royal Brokovitch At exactly 5:45 p.m.  Tuesday, Oct. 7, an assistant of attorney Michel Togué sent him a text message informing him of the provisional release of two allegedly gay detainees and two trans women, Jonas and Franky. … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Cameroon resumes arrests; 7 nabbed in raid

Police in Yaoundé arrested seven people on homosexuality-related charges yesterday after a raid on a home where police said they found men engaging in prostitution and homosexual acts. The arrests brought to a close a period of several months during … Continue reading

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Track star, ousted by team, now evicted by anti-gay family

By Erin Royal Brokovitch As if he were a character in a tragic soap opera, star athlete Thierry Essamba keeps suffering new varieties of homophobic abuse. After he was expelled from Cameroon’s national track team on suspicion of homosexuality, his … Continue reading

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Cameroon landlords evict 2 groups serving LGBTI

By Denis LeBlanc Two Cameroonian associations serving LGBTI people — Humanity First Cameroon and Colibri — have suddenly found themselves on the street, looking for new premises, victims of allegedly homophobic property owners. Colibri, based in Bafoussam Last week, the … Continue reading

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