Tag Archives: Eric Lembembe

A busy month seeking LGBT rights in Cameroon

LGBT rights activists have worked hard this month seeking public recognition of the human rights of LGBT citizens of Cameroon. During the month, in programs organized by Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for Aids), activists have been: Marching against violence A … Continue reading

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Gone 3 years, not forgotten: Inspiring activist/journalist

Exactly three years have passed since the death of talented gay Cameroonian journalist/activist Stephane Tchakam. To mark the day, the Erasing 76 Crimes blog today reprints the commemorative article about Tchakam  written by another talented gay Cameroonian journalist/activist, Eric Lembembe, … Continue reading

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For 1 million people, blog unmasks anti-LGBTI violence

More than a million people have visited the Erasing 76 Crimes blog since its launch in March 2012. The 1-million mark was passed on June 14, 2015, according to statistics compiled by the WordPress blog management system. Each of the … Continue reading

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Honors for African LGBTI heroes at London Pride

Press release, modestly edited: London Pride 2015 The African LGBTI organisation Out and Proud Diamond Group celebrated African LGBTI Heroes during London Pride 2015. The group honored people who have stood up against anti-gay environments and regimes in Africa. Some … Continue reading

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1000s who died in anti-gay, anti-trans attacks (update)

The pace of hate-crime murders and executions of LGBTI people is overwhelming. The numbers are so large that this blog’s list of reported homophobic hate-crime killings of LGBTI people could not be kept updated. The list started shortly after the … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Day proposed for July 15th

We publish the call to associations and peers in the struggle for human rights and in particular for the rights of LGBTI people, by the CAMFAIDS team in Cameroon inviting all human rights defenders to commemorate July 15th as Human … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Portrait of the activist as a young man, and now

“I knew that I wasn’t insane or possessed, but my family didn’t understand,” says Dominique Menoga, describing the awkward day when he came out to his family. Menoga, the former president of the LGBTI rights and anti-AIDS activist group CAMFAIDS … Continue reading

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