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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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Cameroon police detain accused gay man for 9 days

By Erin Royal Brokovitch Hervé, a 25-year-old Cameroonian man facing homosexuality charges, was set free on bail on April 13 after nine days in police custody. His release was accomplished through the diligent work of LGBTI rights activists at Humanity … Continue reading

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Cameroon lawyer: It’s time to repeal our anti-gay law

The repeal of Cameroon’s anti-LGBT law is long overdue, says a member of the Human Rights Commission of the Cameroon Bar Association. In fact, says barrister Walter Atoh, “It is absolutely sickening and ridiculous that in the 21st century a … Continue reading

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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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