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Cameroon Gay Rights

African LGBT Activist Escapes Death Threats

Cédric Tchante | Posted 04.21.2016 | San Francisco
Cédric Tchante

I am always saying to my new American friends, "I know it is tough being gay in the US, but be grateful that you can't be put in jail for five years s...

If It's Hard to Picture Legal Anti-Gay Witchunts, Watch This Movie About Cameroon

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The French-speaking country on Africa's west coast has managed to avoid the bad publicity that has greeted Nigeria and Uganda's harsh treatment of their gay and lesbian citizens, perhaps because it possesses nothing coveted by the West.

Drinking Baileys In This Country Could Mean You're Gay -- And Going To Jail

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Cameroonian attorney says that one of his clients was convicted of "feminine mannerisms" for drinking Bailey's Irish Cream under his country's stric...

'It's An Anti-Homosexuals Apartheid'

Agence France Presse | Yannick Pasquet | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the west Af...

Cameroon Gay Rights Icon Dead At 35

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, a symbol for gay rights in Cameroon, where homosexuality is illegal, has died at the age of 35, his lawyer said on Monday."Ro...

Born This Way: Getting to Know the LGBT Underground in Cameroon

Shaun Kadlec | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shaun Kadlec

If we had showed up with a plan to document "the struggle for LGBT equality in Cameroon," we're not sure we would have seen what was really there. It's hard to say. Right now, the movement in Cameroon exists almost entirely inside the hearts of those involved.

UN Speaks Out For LGBT People In Cameroon Before Critical Hearings

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights came out strongly in support of LGBT people facing abuse and imprisonment in Cameroon under the law. The statement came just days before three individuals convicted under the anti-gay law will have appeal hearings.

Thousands Demand Cameroon Drop Criminal Charges For Gay Text Message

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé was arrested last year for sending another man a text message that said, "I'm very much in love w/u." He was charged and convicted under Cameroon's law that criminalizes "homosexual behavior" and sentenced to three years in prison.