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Cameroon Gay Rights

Cameroon Releases 7 Suspects Accused Of Breaking Anti-Gay Law

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — An official says seven people who were arrested this month on suspicion of violating Cameroon's anti-gay law have been rele...

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay 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 05.16.2014 | Gay 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 03.15.2014 | Gay 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...

Gay 'Prisoner Of Conscience' Dies In Cameroon

AP | ANNE MIREILLE NZOUANKEU | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I'm very much in love with you," and...

Two Men Convicted Under Cameroon's Anti-Gay Legislation

AP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices

DAKAR, Senegal -- A lawyer says a court in Cameroon has found two men guilty under the African country's harsh law banning gay sex, the latest in a st...

Nation Blasts Reporting Of Gay Activist's Death

AP | DIVINE NTARYIKE | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Cameroon lashed out at the media on Friday for its reporting on the recent killing of a prominent gay activist and warned th...

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

Shaun Kadlec | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay 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.

Report Reveals Shocking Fact About Cameroon's Gay Community

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Suspected homosexuals in Cameroon say they have been tortured and raped in prison, according to a report released Thursday by ...

UN Speaks Out For LGBT People In Cameroon Before Critical Hearings

Joe Mirabella | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay 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 11.14.2012 | Gay 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.