Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

Jamaican Supreme Court stacks the deck against LGBT rights

The Jamaican Supreme Court dealt a setback last week to the lawsuit seeking to overturn Jamaica’s anti-LGBT sodomy law, blocking Jamaica’s LGBT-friendly Public Defender from participating in the suit, but opening it to nine conservative Christian groups. This press release … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Cameroonians target LGBTI rights activists

During renewed national discussions of Cameroon’s anti-homosexuality law, anti-gay Cameroonians have targeted, threatened and harassed LGBTI rights advocates, some of whom were driven from their homes. Alternatives-Cameroon, the Douala-based advocacy organization that fights against Aids and for recognition of the … Continue reading

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African/U.S. appeal for Cameroon’s girls, LGBTI youths

Two groups of human-rights advocates in the United States and Cameroon have joined forces to appeal for recognition of the rights of Cameroonian children, especially girls and LGBTI youths, who are often subjected to discrimination, abuses and inadequate health care. … Continue reading

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Renewal of anti-gay law would move Cameroon backwards

Alternatives-Cameroon calls on President Paul Biya to block enactment of a revised Penal Code that reinforces the old Penal Code’s criminalization of homosexuality.  The Douala-based advocacy organization, which fights against Aids and for recognition of the human rights of LGBTI … Continue reading

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U.N. approves LGBTI rights watchdog

The U.N. Human Rights Council will soon appoint a watchdog to monitor nations’ compliance with U.N. principles designed to protect the dignity and human rights of LGBTI people. The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights reported today: UN Human Rights … Continue reading

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Cameroon: New criminal code, same old homophobia

By Jean Marc Yao The west-central African nation of Cameroon has adopted a new criminal code which, unfortunately, shows no signs of shaking off the nation’s homophobia. As with the previous penal code, adopted in 1967, the new one that … Continue reading

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Despite his claims, Trinidad leader clings to anti-LGBT laws

The prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago claims that the government must protect its LGBT citizens, but he won’t work to repeal the Trinidadian laws that make same-sex intimacy a crime.  Newsday of Trinidad and Tobago reports: PM: It does … Continue reading

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