Topics :: Cameroon

Cameroon Man Jailed for Ordering 'Gay' Bailey's Irish Cream

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Sep 15, 2014
A man was arrested in Cameroon after he was caught drinking Bailey's Irish Cream, an Irish whiskey and cream-based liquor that apparently only gays and women imbibe.

4 Women Arrested in Cameroon for Being Lesbian

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 7, 2014
According to reports, four lesbians have been arrested in Cameroon and sent to prison recently because of their sexuality.

Gay Rights Activist Arrested in Cameroon

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Activists say the vice president of a Cameroonian gay rights organization was arrested after his name was included on a list of presumed homosexuals given to police.

Chris Brown Announces Support of LGBT Rights Campaign

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 2, 2013
Some may be surprised to learn that R&B singer Chris Brown is supporting a gay rights campaign that aims to bring human rights to the Central African country Cameroon.

Cameroon Rally Targets Suspected Gay Bars

By Divine Ntaryike | Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
More than 100 young men and women in Cameroon’s capital posted anti-gay signs on bars suspected of being gay-friendly during a rally organized amid mounting threats and acts of violence targeting the country’s sexual minorities.

Colleagues Held Over Cameroon Gay Activist’s Death

By Divine Ntaryike and Robbie Corey-Boulet | Tuesday Jul 30, 2013
Police in Cameroon held two employees of a human rights organization for three days in connection with the killing of a prominent gay rights activist, their lawyer said, sparking criticism over how the investigation is being handled.

2 Men Found Guilty Under Cameroon’s Anti-Gay Law

Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
A court in Cameroon found two men guilty under the country’s harsh law banning gay sex on Tuesday, a lawyer said, continuing a string of recent convictions that has drawn international condemnation.

Cameroon Blasts Reporting of Gay Activist’s Death

By Divine Ntaryike | Friday Jul 19, 2013
Cameroon lashed out at the media on Friday for its reporting on the recent killing of a prominent anti-gay activist and warned that future "provocative commentary" on the case would be illegal.

Prominent Gay Rights Activist Killed in Cameroon

Tuesday Jul 16, 2013
A rights group says a prominent gay rights activist in Cameroon has been tortured and killed just weeks after issuing a public warning about the threat posed by "anti-gay thugs."

Report: Cameroon Officials Torture Gay Suspects

By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Thursday Mar 21, 2013
Suspected homosexuals in Cameroon say they have been tortured and raped in prison, according to a report released Thursday by Human Rights Watch and three local organizations.