Cameroon

Nigeria and Cameroon: Two more countries with anti-LGBT laws

Two stories from separate sources highlighted the persecution that LGBT people face in Nigeria and Cameroon. While Russia and Uganda have captured the majority of media attention, it's worth noting that over 80 countries have anti-LGBT laws on the books.

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January 13, 2014

Gay 'prisoner of conscience' dies in Cameroon

Roger Jean-Claude Mbede of Cameroon died after being released from prison. In 2011, Mbede got sentenced to 3 years in prison after sending a text message saying "I'm very much in love with you” to another man.

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United Nations launches Free & Equal for LGBT people around the world

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday launched Free & Equal, an unprecedented global public education campaign for LGBT equality.

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Cameroonian LGBTI activist found tortured to death in home

Prominent Cameroonian LGBTI activist and journalist Eric Ohena Lembembe was found brutally tortured and murdered in his home in the latest of a series of violent anti-LGBTI hate crimes in Cameroon.

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March 15, 2012

Alice Nkom: Fighting for the Rights of LGBT People in Cameroon

In honor of Women’s History Month, GLAAD is profiling women advocates and allies who have contributed to making t

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