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CAMEROON

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

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Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Are you religious? If so do you have a religious community in CAMEROON? How have they reacted to your sexual orientation or gender orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I am not out at my religious community

I am not out at my religious community (25%) I am out, and the community tries to change me against my will (25%) I am out, and the community condemns me (25%) I am out, and I have no problems in my religious community (25%) I do not have a religious community, but I want one (0 %)

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in CAMEROON...
LGBTI (user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for gay readers on 21/01/2014
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The Cameroonian Artist Chris Landry Manengs, was identified by some sources to be a Homosexual, the rumor started years back “according to Testimonies” but the alarm rand when he was seen in a local Nightclub in an embarrassing position with his longtime Friend and Fashion Model “………………(name Removed)” , it didn’t stay long before the Government pressed charges against the “Soul Singer” and accuse him of violating the country's criminal prohibitions against homosexuality.
Chris Landry was later arrested in the small town of Buea in Cameroon’s southern region where he was on the hide. According to All Out, the Artist was turned in by an unidentified man who “denounced” the Singer for his sexual orientation and was castigated by local residents as “witch [who] deserve death.”

The Government deny to announce the date and time of the trial. According to sources, the Government won’t want Mr. Manengs to be subject to Public justice “Justice by the people”. Not long ago, a Cameroonian man who was sentenced to three years in prison for sending “gay text messages” and has been reportedly sexually assaulted during his imprisonment, so what will be the case of the 24 years old Soul Singer?.

Cameroon is a country with few attorneys working on behalf of gays in a country where charges of same-sex relationships can carry a penalty of up to five years. Human rights groups including Amnesty International have called on the Cameroonian government to drop all laws criminalizing homosexuality. Meanwhile, other African countries including Liberia and Nigeria have moved in recent months to strengthen, not weaken, such laws.
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LGBTI (user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for gay readers on 21/01/2014
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The Cameroonian Artist Chris Landry Manengs, was identified by some sources to be a Homosexual, the rumor started years back “according to Testimonies” but the alarm rand when he was seen in a local Nightclub in an embarrassing position with his longtime Friend and Fashion Model “………………(name Removed)” , it didn’t stay long before the Government pressed charges against the “Soul Singer” and accuse him of violating the country's criminal prohibitions against homosexuality.
Chris Landry was later arrested in the small town of Buea in Cameroon’s southern region where he was on the hide. According to All Out, the Artist was turned in by an unidentified man who “denounced” the Singer for his sexual orientation and was castigated by local residents as “witch [who] deserve death.”

The Government deny to announce the date and time of the trial. According to sources, the Government won’t want Mr. Manengs to be subject to Public justice “Justice by the people”. Not long ago, a Cameroonian man who was sentenced to three years in prison for sending “gay text messages” and has been reportedly sexually assaulted during his imprisonment, so what will be the case of the 24 years old Soul Singer?.

Cameroon is a country with few attorneys working on behalf of gays in a country where charges of same-sex relationships can carry a penalty of up to five years. Human rights groups including Amnesty International have called on the Cameroonian government to drop all laws criminalizing homosexuality. Meanwhile, other African countries including Liberia and Nigeria have moved in recent months to strengthen, not weaken, such laws.
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