Cameroon

LGBTI Rights in Cameroon


ADDED ON: 01/28/2023

Cameroonian transgender activist arrives in Belgium after receiving asylum

A transgender activist from Cameroon has arrived in Belgium, where she was given asylum. Despite suffering violent attacks, she had to spend over a year in exile in Nigeria while her claim…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2023

Report documents continued persecution of LGBTQ+, intersex people in Cameroon

A 2022 Human Rights Watch report shows LGBTQ+ and intersex people in Cameroon continue to suffer persecution and abuse. The Penal Code of 2016 criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual activity for both men…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2022

European Union prepares to assist LGBTI rights groups in Cameroon

The coalition of Cameroon’s 34 LGBTI rights organizations has signed a contract with the Delegation of the European Union in Cameroon to improve the groups’ operations and to cooperate in advocacy for…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

Help us free 7 imprisoned LGBT victims of homophobia

Elmer, Amir, Dick, Martin and Octavia are locked up in Cameroon’s Yaoundé Central Prison, serving sentences for whom and how they love. You can help get them out. Cam and Don also are jailed…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2022

Donors free 11 LGBT prisoners in Cameroon. Next, maybe 9 more

Only 13 months ago, a visitor to the Central Prison in Yaoundé, Cameroon, counted 11 inmates serving time for nothing other than whom they loved. None of them had been convicted of…

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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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