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Trans woman attacked again in Cameroon

The advocacy group Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS)  today reported a new attack against a trans woman in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Over the past few years, she has been repeatedly beaten, arrested, jailed and released. (See related stories below.) This … Continue reading

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Life is tough for trans and intersex Cameroonians

By Erin Royal Brokovitch Transgender people are becoming more visible in Cameroon, despite the legal repression of homosexuality and the fact that LGBTI people in Cameroon are often convicted in unfair trials because they look different. NAOMI AND DELORES For … 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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Cameroon sex worker jailed for not being a girl

On Saturday, a police officer in Cameroon seeking  sex with a sex worker was so shocked to find that his intended partner was transgender instead of biologically female that he beat him severely, arrested him, and charged him with homosexuality. … Continue reading

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More mob violence in Cameroon; anti-gay attacks continue

Activists in Cameroon have reported two new mob attacks against LGBT people in the country’s capital of Yaoundé. The violence occurred a few days before a Day Against Homosexuality demonstration, proposed for Aug. 21, and a month after the murder … Continue reading

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Beating death of LGBT activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon

LGBT activist and reporter Eric Ohena Lembembe was beaten to death over the weekend, LGBT activists in Cameroon announced today. Fellow activists said they found his bloody, lifeless body early today at his home in Yaoundé,  Cameroon. Investigations by human … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Drop charges against 2 transgender youths

A press release signed by Alternatives-Cameroun, ADEFHO, CAMFAIDS, Human Rights Watch, and ILGA: Cameroon: Drop Charges Against 2 Transgender Youth Prosecution Based Solely on Bias, Not Evidence (Yaoundé, May 17, 2013) – The Cameroonian authorities should drop the charges against … Continue reading

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