Category: Central Africa

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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 -- [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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