Cameroon

LGBTI Rights in Cameroon


ADDED ON: 11/14/2019

Sacked, shunned and suicidal – the Cameroon sports stars battling anti-gay laws

Cameroonian athlete Thierry Essamba still trains every day, even though he has little hope of reviving a career cut off when he was ousted from the national squad in a scandal over…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2019

Coming Out in Uganda Was a Death Sentence. The U.S. Border Was a Trap.

Margaret didn’t know what was going to happen when she approached the bridge between Juárez and El Paso, but she knew she couldn’t wait anymore. Six months since fleeing her home after…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2019

We freed 3 gay men from prison

A and his friend Y (names withheld for their safety) walked free on August 30, having served four years of a five-year sentence imposed after they were reported to police by a…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2019

Cameroon’s most prominent LGBT+ activist Marc Lambert Lamba has passed away

Marc Lambert Lamba a leading LGBT rights activist in Cameroon, passed away unexpectedly on August 4th of a stroke at age 44. In 2000 Lambert founded Cameroon’s first LGBT rights organization AGALES (Association…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2019

New lawyers’ group fights violence and stigma in Cameroon

A group of young lawyers and courtroom professionals has founded Defenders Without Borders (Défenseurs Sans Frontières, or DSF), a human rights organization working on behalf of vulnerable Cameroonian citizens, including young women,…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon

Humanity First Cameroon and Alternatives-Cameroon are two leading organizations advocating for human rights in Cameroon, with a particular focus on the rights of LGBT people. Working together and in cooperation with other…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Cameroon university blocks career of LGBTI activist

Kundy (a pseudonym) is one of the most experienced LGBTI activists in Cameroon. At age 30+, he has had an impressive amount of experience protecting and advocating for LGBTI people in the…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2019

Cameroon death threats: 2 gay lovers outed by each other

After a financial dispute last month, Steeve, a pastor of the Evangelical Church of Cameroon, attacked his lover, Boris, and publicly revealed that Boris is a homosexual. In return, Boris announced Steeve’s…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2019

Cameroon: Crowd kills ‘man of God’ caught in the act

Diallo (a pseudonym), a human rights activist in Maroua, reports. A homosexual couple was surprised in the midst of love-making one morning last October in a shop in the central market of Maroua.…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2018

Cameroon Lesbian ‘Witches’ Chained, Raped by Families

During a dreary Sunday morning church service, 14-year-old Viviane — tired of wrestling with her sexual attraction to girls &mdash resigned herself to an unhappy conclusion: she was bewitched.  “I didn’t see girls…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

LGBT Asylum Seekers in France Face Difficulties

There has been an increase in the number of LGBT people applying for asylum in France over the past few years. Several French associations, founded to help LGBT people in France, have…

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