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Cameroon

LGBTI Rights in Cameroon


ADDED ON: 05/25/2022

Without disruption, Cameroon’s LGBTI coalition elects new leadership.

The UNITY umbrella organization of Cameroon’s varied LGBTI rights advocacy groups has elected a new board after a spirited campaign. “We all won,” said Sandrine Ateh, the newly elected vice-president, referring both…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2022

Cameroon: Rising Violence Against LGBTI People

(Nairobi) – Security forces in Cameroon are failing to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from violent attacks and instead are arresting the victims, Human Rights Watch said today. There has…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2022

Cameroon: Rising Violence Against LGBTI People.

Security forces in Cameroon are failing to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from violent attacks and instead are arresting the victims, Human Rights Watch said today. There has…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2022

Cameroon: Freed after 18 months, gay men say ‘thank you’ to supporters.

Generous donors have brought about the early release of nine Cameroonian prisoners who were convicted of homosexuality. Two more are scheduled for release this month. This is the story of the eighth…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2022

For two gay men, a narrow escape on Valentine’s Day in Cameroon

Strolling hand in hand on Valentine’s Day in Cameroon nearly led to the death of two gay men at the hands of a homophobic mob. Max and Dex (pseudonyms) are a gay…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2021

U.S. okays veteran diplomat as Cameroon ambassador. Also, he’s gay.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Christopher John Lamora’s appointment on Saturday. His was one of dozens of Democratic president Joe Biden’s ambassador nominations that had been stalled since last spring by powerful dissident…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2021

As anti-LGBTI abuses worsen in Cameroon, even the government admits it

Cameroon says lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are increasingly becoming victims of violence and brutality. The central African state’s government made the comment this week after Human Rights Watch reported…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2021

Cameroon Says Citizens Abuse LGBTI People

YAOUNDÉ — Cameroon says lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are increasingly becoming victims of violence and brutality. The central African state’s government made the comment this week after Human Rights Watch…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2021

Cameroon: Violent Mob Savagely Tortures Intersex Person for Hours

A group sexually assaulted, beat, and humiliated an intersex person in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé on November 15. The victim suffered bruises all over her body, HRW reports. Her doctor said that…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2021

As anti-LGBTQ+ crackdowns persist across Africa, these activists continue to fight

Across Africa, queer people face oppression, discrimination and violence for their identities. A 2020 report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) reveals that the continent accounts for…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2021

Alice Nkom, Cameroon’s tireless defender of LGBTQ rights

Nkom’s cane is the only thing that betrays the age of this great lady, whom her young clients call "Mama". At 76, Nkom may be Cameroon's oldest female lawyer and defender of…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2021

Cameroon: Law enforcement officials join workshop on protecting LGBTI people

The workshop was organized in response to a recommendation that Cameroon should “protect women, girls and all other vulnerable persons from all forms of violence”. That recommendation, which implied an obligation to…

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