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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in CAMEROON...
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(user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for gay readers on 26/07/2014 tagged with at the work place
Dear Sir /madam
I am from Cameroon. I am gay. due to
the fact that gays are
treated badly in my country, I am writing to you.
please hear me out
and ACT fast. I am a mathematics teacher by
profession. since my
employer discovered I was gay, my employment
was terminated. I was
also seriously beaten by groups of men until I
barely escaped for my
dear life. presently I am in hiding and the police
are looking for me
to arrest and jail me. please I need help. I
cannot teach in Cameroon
any more because off my sexual orientation. I
wish to seek for asylum
in America where I can express myself freely and
also practise my
trade as a mathematics teacher. please help me
do this. I lost my job
almost two years ago and have exhausted all my
savings so I am really
poor right now. since I lost my job, I have been
living in hiding.
things are not easy for me at all. should I suffer
because I am gay?
please come to my rescue because I am dying
slowly. please help me.
tel: +237 50365189
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N.C.V. (user currently living in BELGIUM) posted for bisexual readers on 28/08/2013 tagged with at the work place, human rights, sexual orientation, illegality of male to male relationships +5
I am N.C.V. a bisexual and a cameroonian by nationality currently living in Belgium. I worked as a laboratory technician in a health center(X) in Douala-Cameroon,where I was the head of the Biochemistry lab. department for close to two years.One monday afternoon,I was taken aside by the manager(Supervisor) of the clinic and advised me that rumours had circulated in regards to my sexuality.I was further advised that if any basis was found for the rumours,it would affect the possibility for me to continue heading the Biochemistry department.And just after about a week later,the same manager called me up agian and instructed me to limit my duties at the level of sample analyses and not to direct the collection of samples from patients any more.From thence I had to be very careful about anything I said,making sure that I never used the word "we" when describing any activity or even in my life.I was forced to be constantly on my own guard.In light of this and the homophobic harrassement which I started experiencing from my co-workers,I had no other option but to abandon my job to move abroad in september 2007.This experience of discrimination continues to affect me till today.We shall be very happy if the Americian and European NGOs can re-inforce the activities of the local underground NGOs in cameroon address LGBT Issues.Many LGBTI in cameroon are dying in closet just for being who they are by nature.
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