Category: Central Africa

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Cameroon: Lesbian athlete ousted, living in fear

Cameroon: Lesbian athlete ousted, living in fear

Barred from playing pro football (soccer) in Cameroon because she is a lesbian, Stenie is worried about her safety as she considers making a formal co [...]
Cameroon: Crowd kills ‘man of God’ caught in the act

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

A pious shopkeeper in northern Cameroon was caught having sex with his 17-year-old male lover. Outraged, his neighbors killed him in the town's centra [...]
Cameroon: Youths disrupt Pride, burn advocacy office

Cameroon: Youths disrupt Pride, burn advocacy office

An attack by anti-gay youths shut down a gay advocacy organization and forced the cancellation of Saturday's planned gay Pride celebration and anti-AI [...]
Estranged dad seizes kids from lesbian mom in Cameroon

Estranged dad seizes kids from lesbian mom in Cameroon

The long-absent father of two young children recently took them away from their lesbian mother after threatening to send her to prison for her sexual [...]
Cameroon: Homophobia derails a pro sports career

Cameroon: Homophobia derails a pro sports career

Because of public pressure and fear of lesbians, a star athlete is barred from every football (soccer) club in Cameroon. Now she's trying to get back [...]
List of alleged homosexuals endangers 82 in Cameroon

List of alleged homosexuals endangers 82 in Cameroon

In Cameroon, a new list of people accused of being homosexuals has put 82 people's lives and careers at risk. From the African Human Rights Media N [...]
Battered and slashed, gay man seeks escape from Cameroon

Battered and slashed, gay man seeks escape from Cameroon

After being seriously wounded by homophobic attackers wielding clubs, rocks and machetes, Pierre wants to leave Cameroon. But so far he has been block [...]
Cameroon: Have a male partner? 3 years in prison

Cameroon: Have a male partner? 3 years in prison

Ismael was living with his partner, an arrangement that outraged his neighbors in northern Cameroon. A Muslim, he was arrested, tried, convicted and n [...]
Gay Muslim in a Cameroon prison, ‘almost a slave’

Gay Muslim in a Cameroon prison, ‘almost a slave’

A gay Muslim who was arrested in 2015 when police raided his Cameroon hotel room, Ibrahim was sentenced to prison because his hotel rendezvous was wit [...]
6 years in prison because Abdelaziz loved a man

6 years in prison because Abdelaziz loved a man

Abdelaziz has been in Guider prison in northern Cameroon since 2015, sentenced to sex years of imprisonment because of his sexual orientation. [...]
Help feed 3 mistreated, hungry gay prisoners

Help feed 3 mistreated, hungry gay prisoners

You can make a difference in a world that's awash with homophobia: Your donation will be used to buy and deliver food for three close-to-malnourished [...]
Murder strikes gay Cameroon teen who sought safety in city

Murder strikes gay Cameroon teen who sought safety in city

By Mike Daemon A gay teenager escaped from the dangers of war-torn northwestern Cameroon by moving to the capital to continue his education. But he [...]
Cameroon father decrees: No school for lesbian daughter

Cameroon father decrees: No school for lesbian daughter

In southern Cameroon, a father who discovered his daughter's sexual orientation has blocked her from attending her final year of school. By S [...]
Gay Muslim is dead, but he’s still barred from Cameroon cemetery

Gay Muslim is dead, but he’s still barred from Cameroon cemetery

Even after his death, indignities continued for Isma, a gay Muslim in Cameroon. Because of his sexual orientation, religious authorities refused to al [...]
Police bludgeon Cameroon cross-dresser for staying silent

Police bludgeon Cameroon cross-dresser for staying silent

A police officer confronted a cross-dresser last week in northwest Cameroon, insulted him and then bludgeoned him out of frustration when the man held [...]
Anti-gay Cameroon landlord fails to evict gay tenant

Anti-gay Cameroon landlord fails to evict gay tenant

A gay man named Deon tried to be a model tenant, but his anti-gay landlord still wanted to evict him. Then the neighbors got involved. By Steeves [...]
Cameroon: two men kiss in public. Result: a beating

Cameroon: two men kiss in public. Result: a beating

In Cameroon, some people's views of homosexuality are "evolving," says the CamerounWeb news site. But that didn't help two men who kissed in public la [...]
Cameroon: Brother kills brother for being gay

Cameroon: Brother kills brother for being gay

A 20-year-old man died Aug. 12 in Cameroon from a beating administered by his older brother, who objected to the young man's sexual orientation. [...]
Gay man woos policeman’s brother in Cameroon. Result: 3 arrests

Gay man woos policeman’s brother in Cameroon. Result: 3 arrests

Three men were arrested in Buea, Cameroon, after one of the three courted the younger brother of a local police officer. By Steeves Winner [...]
Generosity of blog’s readers feeds gay prisoners in Cameroon

Generosity of blog’s readers feeds gay prisoners in Cameroon

Three nearly malnourished gay prisoners last week received a delivery of a month's worth of food at Cameroon's Yaoundé Central Prison, thanks to gener [...]
Cameroon marchers seek safety for human rights activists

Cameroon marchers seek safety for human rights activists

Hundreds marched through the capital of Cameroon on July 13 to protest violence against human rights defenders. It was the fourth such march, held ann [...]
2 men help homeless boys, have sex with them, then are arrested

2 men help homeless boys, have sex with them, then are arrested

After sheltering two homeless boys and having sex with them, two homosexual men were arrested and jailed in Buea in the English-speaking region of Cam [...]
Cameroon: Revealed as gay and lesbian, they’re left homeless

Cameroon: Revealed as gay and lesbian, they’re left homeless

A young gay man was expelled from home in Yaoundé after his family learned that the woman he claimed was his girlfriend was actually just a friend -- [...]
Cameroon: Visit to gay-friendly night spot leads to arrest, conviction

Cameroon: Visit to gay-friendly night spot leads to arrest, conviction

An evening out at an LGBT-friendly night spot led to a court in Cameroon imposing a three-year prison sentence (suspended) on a young lesbian convi [...]
Goal after prison for homosexuality: Reopen a restaurant

Goal after prison for homosexuality: Reopen a restaurant

Albert, age 24, hopes to become a restaurant owner once again after he completes his four-year sentence for homosexuality at Yaoundé's Central Prison. [...]
Cameroon: ‘Get out of this hell’ is gay prisoner’s first goal

Cameroon: ‘Get out of this hell’ is gay prisoner’s first goal

"First get out of this hell." That's the future that a prisoner at Yaoundé's Central Prison envisions for himself after spending four years of his lif [...]
Gay Cameroon inmate wants to resume songs and dance

Gay Cameroon inmate wants to resume songs and dance

Eric, a gay singer/dancer in the capital city of Cameroon, is more than half-way through his prison sentence for homosexuality and eager to get out to [...]
Cameroon: Attacks hit new group for LBTQ women

Cameroon: Attacks hit new group for LBTQ women

Two homophobic attacks have injured leaders of the new LBTQ advocacy group Women in Front Cameroon. This is a translation of a June 13 press rele [...]
Promising student in Cameroon: Outed, then an outcast

Promising student in Cameroon: Outed, then an outcast

In Cameroon in mid-May, 18-year-old Ades was on track to a university degree and a profitable career. Then his parents learned he is gay. By St [...]
In Cameroon, life is hell because I support my gay brother

In Cameroon, life is hell because I support my gay brother

In Cameroon, if you are a loving, supportive member of a gay man's family, you can become a target for violently anti-gay attackers. Cameroonia [...]
Cameroon: Anti-gay attackers target families too

Cameroon: Anti-gay attackers target families too

In Cameroon, violent homophobes attack LGBT people, but they don't stop there. They also attack the families of LGBT people. Cameroonian LGBT r [...]
IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

Celebrations, awards and inspiring statements marked today's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in many countries, although opponent [...]
Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Gendarmes in Cameroon won the dishonor of being selected as Homophobes of the Week by launching a gay-hunting expedition that raided a bar and a movie [...]
Cameroon: Freedom for the Yaoundé 23

Cameroon: Freedom for the Yaoundé 23

Almost two days after their May 11 arrest on suspicion of homosexuality, the 23 men held at the Central Police Station in Yaoundé, Cameroon, were rele [...]
Campaign: Free the Yaounde 23. Please share!

Campaign: Free the Yaounde 23. Please share!

Free the Yaounde 23 / Libérez les 23 de Yaounde That newly launched campaign is aimed at freeing all the men who were rounded up by Cameroon police [...]
Cameroon: Police arrest 25 for suspected homosexuality

Cameroon: Police arrest 25 for suspected homosexuality

Police in Cameroon arrested 25 alleged homosexuals last night at a gay-friendly bar and a gay cinema in Yaoundé, the capital city. Two of them were re [...]
Cameroon: 5 activists skip anal tests, free on bail

Cameroon: 5 activists skip anal tests, free on bail

Five LGBTI rights advocates have been released on bail at the Dschang city court in western Cameroon, ending six days of incarceration after their arr [...]
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