Category: Central Africa

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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 ...
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