Earlier this month a 27-year-old Cameroonian woman suddenly found herself on the street, barred from her family home, after her older brother learned about her love for another woman.
Continue reading: https://76crimes.com/2019/06/24/
In April, when a Cameroonian man learned that his common-law wife was attracted to women, he assaulted her, raped her lover and threatened to kill them both.
“He burst into the house and struck me to the ground. He tore off my clothes. He assaulted my girlfriend and raped her in front of me as I lay on the floor helplessly. My lover lived in a secluded area, so no neighbors could hear our cries for help.
Before leaving, my husband hit me again on the head and vowed to return later to kill us. Afraid for our lives, my lover and I packed up and went to the home of one of her friends who agreed to host us for a few days.”
Continue reading: https://rightsafrica.com/2019
The long-absent father of two young daughters recently took them away from their lesbian mother after threatening to send her to prison for her sexual orientation.
Continue reading at: https://76crimes.com/2019/01/04/estranged-dad-seizes-kids-from-lesbian-mother-in-cameroon/ (source)
Homophobia in sports: Because of public pressure and fear of lesbians, a star athlete is barred from every football (soccer) club in Cameroon. Now she’s trying to get back in the game.
Continue reading at: https://76crimes.com/2019/01/03/cameroon-homophobia-derails-a-pro-sports-career/ (source)
In southern Cameroon, a father who discovered his daughter’s sexual orientation has blocked her from attending her final year of school.
Continue reading at: https://76crimes.com/2018/10/12/cameroon-father-decrees-no-school-for-lesbian-daughter/ (source)
“I didn’t see girls like everyone else – I thought it was a bad spirit that had invaded me,” [Viviane] told the Thomson Reuters Foundation with a rueful laugh by phone from France, where she sought asylum last year with her girlfriend’s help.
“So I started praying to make it go away.”
But her prayers failed. Four years later, Viviane was chained to the wall and violently raped by a man who her family forced her to marry after discovering that she was a lesbian.
Continue reading at: https://af.reuters.com/article/cameroon
Police in Cameroon have been seeking a 22-year-old lesbian for the past three weeks, ever since a homophobic neighbor denounced her to police in Douala because of her sexual orientation.
Continue reading at: https://76crimes.com/2018/08/13/cameroon-lesbian-on-the-run/ (source)
‘For more than a year, Renée and Soltera have been facing insults, intimidation and death threats from the son of their deceased landlord, who wants to evict them from their home on the grounds of their sexual orientation,’ the statement read.
‘When they refused to leave, he savagely assaulted them at home and beat them with a thick board. He ignorantly declared that, as lesbians, they must die because they are witches.’
Continue reading at: https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lesbians-beaten-for-being-witches-and-who-deserve-to-die-in-cameroon/#gs.8jmhyYE (source)
The principal of the illustrious Etoile School in Douala, Cameroon, has expelled two students for alleged lesbianism.
The principal, Emile Ndongo, has a reputation as a strict disciplinarian. He defended his harsh action in blatantly homophobic terms:
“Homosexuality is an animal baseness. My institution is not a homosexual dump,” he said.
Continue reading at: https://76crimes.com/2018/04/05/
After marrying her girlfriend, a lesbian in Cameroon became the target of a manhunt by her new in-laws.
Continue reading at: https://76crimes.com/2018/02/05/
“I’m happy. So happy,” Angela says, two days after authorities halted her deportation at the last minute.
The 21-year-old lesbian was scheduled to be deported on Jan 18, 2017, after Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board denied her request for asylum here.
Just 24 hours before she was scheduled to be deported, Angela was granted a stay of removal, allowing her to remain in Canada and appeal her case. “When I got the news I was relieved,” she says. “I wasn’t scared anymore of going back home.”
Continue reading at: https://www.dailyxtra.com/lesbian-refugee-says-shes-relieved-to-still-be-in-canada-at-least-for-now-72880 (Source)
In less than 24 hours, a lesbian living in Vancouver could face prison, harassment and vigilante violence if Canada rejects her request for asylum and sends her home.
Continue reading at: https://www.dailyxtra.com/canada-wants-to-deport-this-lesbian-even-though-she-may-be-jailed-or-worse-if-sent-home-83947 (Source)
Around midnight, gendarmes arrived, beat up the two friends, arrested them, and hauled them to the gendarmerie on charges of lesbianism. The officers interrogated them, kicked them, and beat them with the flat side of a machete blade. They were handcuffed and hung, standing, from a window frame. The mistreatment lasted for three days.
Continue reading at: https://76crimes.com/2017/12/28/cameroon-two-women-arrested-for-walking-together/ (Source)
The report cited two cases of anti-lesbian “corrective rape” involving a student in Douala in October and an activist in Yaoundé in a taxi in November.
Continue reading at: Cameroon: 7 in prison on anti-LGBT charges; 58 rights abuses | 76 CRIMES (Source)
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