Category: Central Africa

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LGBTI in Cameroon: 50 arrested on Covid-19 charges

LGBTI in Cameroon: 50 arrested on Covid-19 charges

Police arrested 50 LGBTI people who gathered on May 17 in Bafoussam, w [...]
Cameroon: Local chief expels four anti-AIDS activists

Cameroon: Local chief expels four anti-AIDS activists

Four young adults in eastern Cameroon were thrown out of their homes a [...]
Because I’m trans, I live in the shadows in Cameroon

Because I’m trans, I live in the shadows in Cameroon

In Cameroon and many other African countries, transgender people encou [...]
Alternatives-Cameroon expands to the nation’s capital

Alternatives-Cameroon expands to the nation’s capital

The highly regarded LGBTI advocacy group Alternatives-Cameroon has exp [...]
Cameroon family evicts trans daughter who loves men

Cameroon family evicts trans daughter who loves men

A young transgender activist in Cameroon has been evicted from her fam [...]
Cameroon: Parents evict young lesbian, but she’s not alone

Cameroon: Parents evict young lesbian, but she’s not alone

So far, the new year has been a time of difficult revelations for Lina [...]
Anti-gay violence remains a danger in Africa and worldwide

Anti-gay violence remains a danger in Africa and worldwide

Year in review: Despite signs of progress, 2019 remained a dangerous t [...]
U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors are promoting LGBTQ rights worldwide even as gay-righ [...]
Tally of nations where it’s a crime to be gay rises to 73

Tally of nations where it’s a crime to be gay rises to 73

The central African nation of Gabon has adopted a law against same-sex [...]
Camfaids wins funds to reopen LGBTI safe house in Cameroon

Camfaids wins funds to reopen LGBTI safe house in Cameroon

The LGBTI advocacy group Camfaids has secured funds to reopen its safe [...]
Cameroon: Money runs out; LGBTI safe house closes

Cameroon: Money runs out; LGBTI safe house closes

The LGBTI advocacy group Camfaids has run out of funds to keep its saf [...]
Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Cameroon’s Unity human rights watchdog project expands

Cameroon's LGBTI rights watchdog group is adding an advocacy office an [...]
Cameroon: Police probe victims of homophobic assault

Cameroon: Police probe victims of homophobic assault

Participants in a health rights training session in Yaoundé, Cameroon, [...]
We freed 3 gay men from prison

We freed 3 gay men from prison

Gay rights activists and donors have freed the last three prisoners se [...]
Cameroon: You’re gay? No more school for you!

Cameroon: You’re gay? No more school for you!

Next month two young gay men in Cameroon planned to resume training fo [...]
Cameroon: Death of LGBTI activist Lambert Lamba

Cameroon: Death of LGBTI activist Lambert Lamba

With the death of activist Marc Lambert Lamba, Cameroon lost a pioneer [...]
Donors, activists free gay man from Cameroon prison

Donors, activists free gay man from Cameroon prison

With help from generous donors, an imprisoned gay man was set free las [...]
Cameroon: Trans people form their own advocacy network

Cameroon: Trans people form their own advocacy network

The new TransAfrican Independent Network in Cameroon is working to con [...]
Cameroon: Trans leader in hiding after transphobic attack

Cameroon: Trans leader in hiding after transphobic attack

A leader of Cameroon's transgender community is recuperating from a tr [...]
Cameroon man evicts sister over fear that she’s a lesbian

Cameroon man evicts sister over fear that she’s a lesbian

Lesbophobia breaks apart a family in Cameroon; a sister is left homele [...]
Cameroon: Assaults, rape, death threats over lesbian affair

Cameroon: Assaults, rape, death threats over lesbian affair

In April, when a Cameroonian man learned that his common-law wife was [...]
Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon

Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon

The 2018 report on violence against LGBT people in Cameroon shows a sh [...]
Cameroon university blocks career of LGBTI activist

Cameroon university blocks career of LGBTI activist

Officials at the University of Yaoundé II in Cameroon have blocked the [...]
Cameroon death threats: 2 gay lovers outed by each other

Cameroon death threats: 2 gay lovers outed by each other

A lovers' quarrel last month led to death threats, a knife attack, a c [...]
Vandals hit north Cameroon group fighting for gay rights

Vandals hit north Cameroon group fighting for gay rights

Northern Cameroon's only gay-rights advocacy group is seeking help wit [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 f [...]
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 bar [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 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 [...]
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, s [...]
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: You [...]
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 or [...]
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 Cam [...]
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 land [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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