Tag Archive | Cameroon

Cameroon: Prison for trans women is extended

  (Reuters) – Two transgender women facing charges of “attempted homosexuality”, in a high profile case in Cameroon, will spend more than two months behind bars without trial, after a judge postponed their hearing again on Monday. Shakiro, a local media celebrity and cosmetician, with 100,000 followers on Facebook, was arrested, along with Patricia, on […]

Cameroon: LGBT+ groups on alert after attacks, arrests

Cameroon: LGBT+ groups on alert after attacks, arrests

Three murders, and more than 20 arrests targeting LGBT+ people in Cameroon this month, have raised fears of an upswing in homophobic persecution in the Central African country, rights campaigners and lawyers said on Friday. Same-sex relationships are illegal across much of Africa, but few countries are as assiduous in applying penalties as Cameroon, where […]

Cameroon: LGBT+ sports stars battling anti-gay laws

Cameroon: LGBT+ sports stars battling anti-gay laws

Cameroonian athlete, Thierry Essamba, still trains every day, even though he has little hope of reviving a career cut off when he was ousted from the national squad, in a scandal over homosexuality. The 38-year-old hurdling champion was training for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, when a senior sports official told a crowd of journalists and […]

Cameroon: Defenders of the rights of LGBTI persons face homophobia and violence

Cameroon: Defenders of the rights of LGBTI persons face homophobia and violence

An international fact-finding mission report released last month (25 Feb) entitled CAMEROON: HOMOPHOBIA AND VIOLENCE AGAINST DEFENDERS OF THE RIGHTS OF LGBTI PERSONS, stated: “Cameroon is one of the 38 African countries that criminalise homosexuality. It is known for prosecuting, sentencing and incarcerating inordinately large numbers of persons for “consensual sexual relations between persons of the […]

Podcast: This Way Out LGBT Radio

Podcast: This Way Out LGBT Radio

Every week, EILE Magazine features the latest episode of This Way Out, a Los Angeles-based LGBT radio show, which celebrates its 26th year on air this month! This Way Out is available in 200 countries worldwide, as well as here each week on EILE! 

Cameroonian Gay Man Dies for Texting ‘I Love You’ to Another Man

Cameroonian Gay Man Dies for Texting ‘I Love You’ to Another Man

A gay Cameroonian who was jailed for texting the words “I’m very much in love with you” to another man, has died. His family, who removed him from hospital where he was being treated for a hernia, said that he was “a curse for them” and should have been let alone to die, according to […]

Cameroonian LGBT Activist Tortured and Killed

Cameroonian LGBT Activist Tortured and Killed

A Cameroonian journalist and LGBT activist has been found dead in his home last Monday evening, having been tortured with burns to his face, hands and feet. His neck and feet had also been broken. Eric Ohena Lembembe was involved with many LGBT campaigns and media, both in his native Cameroon and abroad, as well as […]