Category: Central Africa

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Cameroon: Homophobic falsehoods target 2HRC advocacy group

Cameroon: Homophobic falsehoods target 2HRC advocacy group

LGBTI organizations in Cameroon, particularly those located in the eas [...]
Introducing 7 African LGBTQ+ activists working for change

Introducing 7 African LGBTQ+ activists working for change

Vogue Magazine published an article last month profiling seven outstan [...]
Trans celebrity Shakiro attacked in Cameroon

Trans celebrity Shakiro attacked in Cameroon

Internet trans celebrity Shakiro was stripped and beaten by a crowd in [...]
Readers’ donations feed LGBT prisoners in Cameroon

Readers’ donations feed LGBT prisoners in Cameroon

Donations from generous readers have funded the first of several plann [...]
Congo: Anti-LGBT violence drives out 6 activists

Congo: Anti-LGBT violence drives out 6 activists

Six LGBT activists were beaten up, threatened and driven out of town b [...]
Vandalism of another LGBT center in Cameroon

Vandalism of another LGBT center in Cameroon

Vandals broke into the offices of Cameroonian advocates for LGBT women [...]
Cameroon: Court orders Shakiro and Patricia to be set free

Cameroon: Court orders Shakiro and Patricia to be set free

Internet trans celebrity Shakiro and her partner Patricia have been or [...]
Help us free 11 imprisoned LGBT victims of homophobia

Help us free 11 imprisoned LGBT victims of homophobia

Evan, Kane, Roro, Gold, Medgar, Dylan, Nick and Allen are locked up in [...]
Internet trans celebrity Shakiro sentenced to 5 years in prison

Internet trans celebrity Shakiro sentenced to 5 years in prison

Online celebrity Shakiro and her companion, Patricia, have been convic [...]
Raped lesbian prepares to give birth, but needs help

Raped lesbian prepares to give birth, but needs help

Pregnant because of a rape, a young Cameroon lesbian is seeking a help [...]
LGBTI advocates in Cameroon join forces to challenge violence

LGBTI advocates in Cameroon join forces to challenge violence

The number of recorded incidents of violence against LGBTI people has [...]
Cameroon doctors, trans activists seek improved health care

Cameroon doctors, trans activists seek improved health care

Trans activists in Cameroon have begun working with doctors and other [...]
Cameroon: Professor’s homophobic remarks get him into trouble

Cameroon: Professor’s homophobic remarks get him into trouble

An international affairs professor in Cameroon has been disciplined fo [...]
Cameroon: LGBTI activists denounce sexual abuse of teenage boy

Cameroon: LGBTI activists denounce sexual abuse of teenage boy

LGBTI rights activists in Cameroon have denounced the sexual abuse of [...]
Cameroon: Support grows for release of trans celebrity Shakiro

Cameroon: Support grows for release of trans celebrity Shakiro

Increasing numbers of human rights advocates are calling for the relea [...]
Arrest of 13 presumed homosexuals, anti-AIDS workers in Cameroon

Arrest of 13 presumed homosexuals, anti-AIDS workers in Cameroon

Police in western Cameroon arrested 13 people last week on homosexuali [...]
Trans celebrity Shakiro under arrest in Cameroon

Trans celebrity Shakiro under arrest in Cameroon

A popular trans celebrity and her companion are imprisoned awaiting tr [...]
Cameroon: 4 shelters welcome  LGBTQ+ victims of violence

Cameroon: 4 shelters welcome LGBTQ+ victims of violence

Four organizations in Cameroon have opened shelters where LGBTQ+ peopl [...]
Cameroon: A flash of red thong leads to arrest

Cameroon: A flash of red thong leads to arrest

Police in southern Cameroon arrested a gay man shortly before Christma [...]
Cameroon: Bad and good news in latest human rights report

Cameroon: Bad and good news in latest human rights report

In a report on human rights violations last year in Cameroon, LGBT rig [...]
Cameroon: Homophobia as a political ploy

Cameroon: Homophobia as a political ploy

Cameroon provides the latest example of a despicable tradition in homo [...]
Victimized gay couple flees Cameroon, hopes to reach Europe

Victimized gay couple flees Cameroon, hopes to reach Europe

Juk and Mike are two young gay men who decided that exile was preferab [...]
Cameroon: For gay students, new school year brings worries

Cameroon: For gay students, new school year brings worries

For LGBTI students, returning to school in September means returning t [...]
LGBTI advocates create a security plan in Cameroon

LGBTI advocates create a security plan in Cameroon

Cameroon's human rights watchdog group is pushing to improve the secur [...]
Lesbian life in Cameroon: Her dream is to escape

Lesbian life in Cameroon: Her dream is to escape

Like many citizens of Cameroon, Elsy has a dream. She dreams of leavin [...]
Human rights in Cameroon: A new wind is blowing

Human rights in Cameroon: A new wind is blowing

In Cameroon, a country that has long reeked of repression, a new wind [...]
Homosexuality in Cameroon: 4 plead guilty and are set free

Homosexuality in Cameroon: 4 plead guilty and are set free

Four Cameroonian men arrested in June on homosexuality charges pleaded [...]
Cameroon activists say their goodbyes to Yves Yomb

Cameroon activists say their goodbyes to Yves Yomb

Human rights activists and other members of Cameroonian civil society [...]
The ordeal of an intersex woman in Cameroon

The ordeal of an intersex woman in Cameroon

An intersex person's life is difficult in Cameroon. Like other LGBTI p [...]
Cameroon activists seek a law to defend defenders of human rights

Cameroon activists seek a law to defend defenders of human rights

Cameroon needs a law to protect human rights defenders, activists decl [...]
Cameroon human rights activists focus on Covid-19

Cameroon human rights activists focus on Covid-19

The challenges posed by Covid-19 were the focus of Cameroon's sixth an [...]
Cameroon workshop provides new tools for human rights workers

Cameroon workshop provides new tools for human rights workers

In Cameroon, dozens of human rights observers gathered last month for [...]
Cameroon prepares for annual Human Rights Defender Day

Cameroon prepares for annual Human Rights Defender Day

Human rights activists in Cameroon set aside each July 15 as Human Rig [...]
Will Cameroon follow Gabon by repealing anti-gay law?

Will Cameroon follow Gabon by repealing anti-gay law?

The LGBT community in Cameroon cheered when the parliament in neighbor [...]
Gabon is on the brink of repealing its anti-gay law

Gabon is on the brink of repealing its anti-gay law

The central African nation of Gabon is just one signature away from re [...]
Gabon lawmakers seek to decriminalize homosexuality

Gabon lawmakers seek to decriminalize homosexuality

Legislators in Gabon took the first step yesterday toward repealing th [...]
Cameroon: For once, father defends his gay son

Cameroon: For once, father defends his gay son

Here's what often happens in Cameroon when a family learns their son i [...]
Cameroon: Four gay men arrested, beaten in Kekem

Cameroon: Four gay men arrested, beaten in Kekem

Police in the western region of Cameroon arrested four men on Tuesday [...]
Prominent citizens unite to combat abuse of LGBTI Cameroonians

Prominent citizens unite to combat abuse of LGBTI Cameroonians

Two of Cameroon's most prominent LGBTI advocacy groups have merged two [...]
Cameroon: Charges dropped against 53 arrested in Bafoussam

Cameroon: Charges dropped against 53 arrested in Bafoussam

Charges have been dropped against 53 members of the LGBTI community in [...]
Covid-19 in Cameroon: Human rights defenders adopt new strategies

Covid-19 in Cameroon: Human rights defenders adopt new strategies

During the Covid-19 health crisis, human rights defenders need to adju [...]
Cameroon: Rising tide of anti-LGBTI violence

Cameroon: Rising tide of anti-LGBTI violence

The latest report on homophobic and transphobic violence in Cameroon p [...]
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