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Cameroon Lgbt Rights

'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...

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...

Couragous Camaroonian Activist Killed Following Months of Anti-Gay Attacks

Joe Mirabella | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

Prominent Cameroonian gay rights activist and executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS Eric Ohena Lembembe was found dead in his Yaoundé home on Monday night. His body showed extensive signs of torture.

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.

Cameroon Upholds 3-year Jail Term For Gay Man Who Sent 'I Love You' Text Message

AP | DIVINE NTARYIKE and ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 02.16.2013 | Gay Voices

DOUALA, Cameroon -- An appeals court on Monday upheld a three-year sentence against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct for sending a text messag...

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.