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
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.
Have you adopted as an LGBTI person in CAMEROON?
I would like to but it is illegal
Tried, but denied
Yes, with my partner
People in Cameroon are being subjected to a raft of abuses including unlawful killings and torture as the authorities seek to use the criminal justice system to clamp down on political opponents, human rights defenders and journalists and as a weapon to attack lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, Amnesty International said in a new report. >>>
In Cameroon, homosexuality is still considered a criminal offence and carries a jail sentence of six months to five years as well as a fine. Many are regularly arrested without any evidence of being 'guilty'. During their trial, most people lack steady legal assistance, suffer numerous abuses and are often afraid to press charges or do not know how to. The internet, however, is changing these circumstances.
Authorities in Cameroon should promptly investigate threats against two prominent lawyers who are representing clients accused of homosexuality, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should publicly denounce the threats against the defense lawyers and ensure that they receive necessary protection.
Cameroon faces growing international pressure to end its repression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The pressure is coming from the United States, the European Union, and from international human rights organizations. >>>
Following the recurrent violations of human rights in the direction of perceived or actual homosexual people in Cameroon, associations working daily on the issues of promotion of human rights and the fight against HIV / AIDS wonder about the various cases of arrests and imprisonments have a framework that does not comply with the code of criminal procedure which the Cameroon government officials based their arguments to justify their actions. >>>
Pan Africa ILGA, a federation of 67 LGBTI organisations in Africa, expresses deep concern over the continued human rights violations in Cameroon, particularly towards the LGBT persons. The appeal of a Cameroonian man who was sentenced to three years imprisonment in 2011 after sending a text message, has been delayed for a further two months.
ILGA is saddened and shocked by the sudden death of Stéphane Tchakam this Monday August 13, 2012. Co-founder of Alternatives Cameroon and Chief Editor of Le Jour, one of the main daily newspapers in Cameroon, Stephane was a well respected journalist and an ardent activist for LGBTI and Human rights. >>>
With support from Lawyers Without Borders, two young Cameroonian men appeared in court in Yaoundé on July 20, seeking to overturn their five-year prison sentence for homosexuality, imposed in November 2011. >>>
Associations SID'ADO (teens against AIDS), ADEFHO (association for the defense of homosexuals s) and COFENHO (collective families of homosexual children) bring to your attention the case of Mr. Samuel Gervais alias Madonna >>>
Representatives of several LGBTI organisations attacked at a gathering organized as part of a week of IDAHO events in Yaoundé, with the goal of providing a forum where young LGBTI artists could “pass along a positive message to the community.” >>>
Being gay in Cameroon is a crime punishable by law. This legislation seems supported by a majority of citizens. Therefore, there are voices to just blame every time we mentioned a possible recognition of their rights. Nevertheless, the fight for homosexual cause continues ... >>>