Tag Archives: Yaoundé

A family torn apart by homophobia in Cameroon

A year-end report about homophobia in Cameroon contains a heart-wrenching story about a family torn apart by fear of homosexuality. The story comes from a report compiled by Humanity First, a Yaoundé-based organization seeking improved health care for LGBTI Cameroonians … Continue reading

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Proved: Lesbians, gays, straights can be friends in Cameroon

A homophobic neighborhood in Yaoundé, Cameroon was the site of a shock action on Nov. 14 that demonstrated the resilience of the LGBTI community and the ease with which gay and straight Cameroonians can interact peacefully. The event, called “Homosexual … Continue reading

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Gay man frequents Cameroon cybercafe; crowd attacks

A homophobic crowd attacked a Yaoundé resident in a cybercafe last month, the Cameroonian LGBTI activist organization CAMFAIDS reports. After the attack, Emmanuelle Ndjock, the owner of the cybercafe, filed charges against Henry O. of Yaoundé and Elvis T., a … Continue reading

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Cameroonian LGBTI activist targeted in murder attempt

Attacks continue in Cameroon against LGBT people and the human rights activists who defend them. The latest target was the program director of Camfaids  (the Cameroonian Foundation for Aids), which fights against Aids and for the recognition of the human … Continue reading

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Cameroon: A productive life wrecked by homophobia

For five months, Maxime, 26, had lived in a room in the Mimboman neighborhood of Yaoundé, earning his living by selling braised fish. In that densely populated area where homes butt against each other, his neighbors included his landlord and … Continue reading

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End is near for visits boosting LGBTI prisoners in Cameroon?

In Yaoundé, LGBTI prisoners know they are not totally isolated, because they receive regular visits from LGBTI rights activists who give them emotional support and food. During 2014, members of the anti-AIDS/pro-LGBTI-rights organization Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS (Camfaids) made 20 … Continue reading

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Outing in Cameroon ends in homelessness

by Erin Royal Brokovitch The story of Aris, 26, will resonate in the minds of all those who have suffered violent setbacks after their homosexuality was suddenly revealed to their family. Makékéné, is a village on the line dividing the Central … Continue reading

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