Category: Central Africa

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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 ...
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