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kapsala (user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for gay readers on 09/03/2014 tagged with lgbt families, human rights, illegality of male to male relationships
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It's really a nightmare to be an LGBTI here in Cameroon. Not only it's considered a serious crime, LGBTIs are treated as outcasts the community and they also suffer police brutality, torture and harassment on a constant basis. The "poor" families also go through hell. Here in the city of Limbe a suspected gay activist, Penda H F, has reportedly fled the country after he was detained, turtured and released with his friends and warned to desist from all such activities. I pray that with the help of the international community LGBTs here in Cameroon shall one day have their divine rights like all humans.
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Ziggy (user currently living in MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF) posted for readers in response to this story on 05/03/2014
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Cherilynn (user currently living in TURKMENISTAN) posted for readers on 05/03/2014
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Amin posted for readers on 18/02/2014
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We are Gay Group Cameroon. These Group has been existing since on Oct 2012 with 13 members and we are having big problem with the Cameroon Government .I need some one to help us so that we can exist fully as Gay .

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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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CAMEF (user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for transgender readers on 26/11/2013
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Tortured Transgendered Sex worker in Limbe, Cameroon



In cameroon, being a member of the LGBT community is worst than being a murderer! Being a member of the LGBT community and being a sex worker at the same time is what words cannot define because you suffer double discrimination, violence and most often you are stoned to death.

Last week friday, November 2013, at approximately 8pm , our sex work colleague was deathly beaten in the streets of Mile one Limbe, here in the south west region. Our colleague Paul, commonly known as Pauline was out on a regularly night and was approached by a law enforcement officer on duty. The latter was a BIR officer who approached Pauline and wanted to go get intimate with her for he wanted to satisfy his sexual desires. Upon realizing Pauline was a transgendered sex worker, he immediately punched her on the face, pulled her along the streets of mile one promising to have her torn into pieces. Pauline was severly beaten by this BIR officer and if not of the intervention of some good hearted persons who interceded on her behalf, she would have been death by now.

When we heard of the incidence that was happening, we immediately rushed to the premises and did everything possible so Pauline could discreetly escape. We did everything to get the initials of this BIR officer, but every effort went in vain for he was comforted by his other BIR colleagues who did not want any body to approach him as they left the scene.
He promised to come back and get rid of Pauline and told her to rejoice for the main time and give her gratitude to the kind hearted persons around who saved her. He later on added, whenever he sees Pauline, no matter where she is, that is going to be the end of her for she is a disgrace to the human race. That the community does not need homosexuals, talkless of transgendered sex workers which is a terrible taboo.

As we speak right now, Pauline has left town for she fears for her life. This is really a sad situation because our rights are constantly been violated here in Cameroon, being a member of the LGBT sex work community is a terrible taboo here in the south west region of Cameroon where even the straight sex workers are constantly beaten, discriminated upon and stripped off their rights, denied access to public services.
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Ahmed (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for readers in response to this story on 12/10/2013
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Kristina (user currently living in IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) posted for readers in response to this story on 12/10/2013
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Nikos (user currently living in CAYMAN ISLANDS) posted for readers in response to this story on 12/10/2013
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Cem (user currently living in MYANMAR) posted for readers in response to this story on 11/10/2013
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Mohit (user currently living in PERU) posted for readers in response to this story on 11/10/2013
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Joseluis (user currently living in URUGUAY) posted for readers on 09/10/2013
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ben (user currently living in SOUTH AFRICA) posted for gay readers on 27/09/2013
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The police in Cameroon is corrupt and so heartless. Some of them are homosexuals them selves. We got arrested and they raped us. what a shame
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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
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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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martial (user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for gay readers on 28/06/2013
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hello to all. I am a Cameroonian and I live right now in my country Cameroon. I do not speak English very well so I use google translate for this. I'm gay and this is from my infancy I feel well. I'm making an effort to get rid of my natural but always come running back. when my family know that I'm gay because they chased me in our region being gay is synonymous with bad luck in the family. I was put in prison and up to date I'm still chasing. I changed my town I do not know how many times. I do not know why they do not like us. I want to leave here. I'm 34 right now and I've never had a normal life with someone I love help me foresstango@yahoo.fr
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posted for readers on 15/04/2013
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Dear Sir/Madame
I wish to inform you that i'm a cameroonian by nationality and i now live in exile in Thailand reason being that my country doesn't support gay rights.I am a bachelors degree holder back in 2010 and i am 27years old. When i fist found that i was gay i did everything to try to hide it but i couldn't hide it for long and when i came out public i was forced out of the community and banned from participating in public activities,i was also disowned by my family Due to the shame and embarassment i had to flee from my country to sort refuge in Thailand where i now live. I'm having hard times living in Thailand due to the lack of jobs and moreso communication problems since they neither speak English nor French All i ask of your organisation is a little helping hand to keep me going and to help solve some of my problems Thanks for you understanding
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(user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for readers on 12/12/2012 +5
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it isn't easy for us cameroonians.it is hell.we basically hide and we don't do things poenly.we are the scourge of the society.we are the list in the society and they are situations where a thief can be even preffered than a gay individual.
We have an underground NGO but we operate on a small scale due to lack of funding and lack of fearless volunteers.we need some european and american NGOs to come to Africa and help us in our fight because CAMFAID is diong little or nothing to address LGBT issues in Cameroon.our e-mail address is nebajerry@yahoo.com
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(user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for readers on 12/12/2012
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it isn't easy for us cameroonians.it is hell.we basically hide and we don't do things poenly.we are the scourge of the society.we are the list in the society and they are situations where a thief can be even preffered than a gay individual.
We have an underground NGO but we operate on a small scale due to lack of funding and lack of fearless volunteers.we need some european and american NGOs to come to Africa and help us in our fight because CAMFAID is diong little or nothing to address LGBT issues in Cameroon.our e-mail address is nebajerry@yahoo.com
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Bill S (user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 05/09/2012
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Never ending blackmails, discrimination and lack of information on the homosexual issue by the homophobic inhabitants of the south west region, Buea. Was in buea last weekend, to carryout a sensitization campaign with the local lgbti community who have no access to peer education, sensitization on sexual health and prevention messages. Being an activist in this field, I would be most honored if we could join our forces with already established organizations in this field!

Bill Simbo
-Sexual Minority Human Right Defender
2178, Boulevard de la LibertĂŠ-Akwa
BP: 12767 Douala-Cameroun
Tel:(237)74 07 64 65
(237)99 46 57 69
@: simbobill@yahoo.com
Skype: simbo.bill
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Brandon (user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for gay bisexual readers in response to this story on 22/06/2012 +0
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Being an activist, i run a humanitarian association here in cameroon, based in the souwest region where being gay is like being a criminal. You get attacked, get beaten, get blackmailed! I would like to work with international volunteers, donors, persons of goodwill who will help me put an end to all this violation interms of human rights and social discrimination. here is the address of my association..: humanity.accessfoundation@gmail.com
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Bill (user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for gay bisexual readers on 22/06/2012 +0
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I am Brandon, founder and president of a humans right defense association here in cameroon. I got blackmailed by some acquaintances,dishing my name on his facebook blog because a bisexual friend of mine propositioned him after realising he was open minded and had similar experiences in the past. The guy in question who has been thrashing my name on blogs told me his dad is a diplomat and mom a journalist, they will have me jailed and have me all over the media. I told him to go ahead i now give him my official authorisation. He knew this was not possible so he turned to facebook as area of last resort and started saying whatever thing got to him you could use to bring down someone's name
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billbrandon (user currently living in CAMEROON) posted for gay readers on 01/09/2011 +4
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my name is bill and i am writing all the way in cameroon, i now work in an NGO for human rights defense and sexual health prevention. apex some weeks back, i chated with a soo called gay guy on a dating site and he pleaded i meet with him at his neighbour, he offered to take me to his hotel i said no , he's like i shouldnt be scared he wont harm me. we then decided and took a seat at the nearest snack bar. in less than no time he told me he was a cop under cover and they are out to track persons like me. i told him if its a joke, i dont have time for this and i gotta leave. he said i am going to go nowhere and the police force is already on their way coming......
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hi i was just reading and i could see my self appart being abused by people and friends i was also rejectted by my family and i stayed in jail for some time but ik kept hoping and finally i could leave the country.But i was realy suprise when in europe i met cameroonians leaving here for so long having the same reaction like in cameroon.I couldn't believe that some of them said that homosexuality is abomination some of them even said that the couldn't eat with people like that refering to gays.It's a big shame for people to think like that everyone has the right to leave free and do whatever he want thanks
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