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Cameroon goal: Reopen vandalized LGBT rights office

A fund-raising appeal is under way to help an LGBT-friendly organization in Cameroon recover from an attack by anti-gay vandals who destroyed the group’s office in December. The organization is CAMEF (the Cameroon Association for Empowerment Outreach Programs), which fights for human rights and against AIDS among LGBT people and sex workers in Limbe in … Continue reading

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Bribed by dad, Cameroon police drop charges

Police in Limbe, Cameroon, have released a young LGBT person who was beaten and arrested Feb. 1 on homosexuality charges by a horny police officer who was shocked to discover that this intended sex partner was transgender instead of biologically female. The officer severely beat Nicholas, commonly known as Nicoline, before making the arrest, LGBT rights … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Christmas attack on LGBT rights/AIDS office

Under threat, landlord tells LGBT-friendly AIDS fighters to leave Three days before Christmas, anti-gay vandals destroyed the office of CAMEF, an organization that fights for human rights and against AIDS among LGBT people and sex workers in Limbe in coastal Cameroon. Leaders of CAMEF (Cameroon Association for Empowerment Outreach Programs) said they were “still in … 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 11 young men. The arrests occurred throughout the country: in Douala (two women), Limbe (one … Continue reading

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Au Cameroun: Emprisonné pour ne pas être une fille

Publié le 3 février 2014 Le samedi, un policier au Cameroun à la recherche de relations sexuelles avec une travailleuse du sexe était si choqué de constater que son partenaire était un transgenre au lieu d’une femme biologique qu’il la battue violemment, arrêtée et accusée d’homosexualité. Des défenseurs des droits pour les travailleurs du sexe … Continue reading