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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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(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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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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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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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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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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