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Cameroon Frees 7 Accused of Breaking Anti-Gay Law

An official says seven people who were arrested this month on suspicion of violating Cameroon's anti-gay law have been released but will remain under close observation.

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

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 7
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Feb 18
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

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 2
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Divine Ntaryike | Aug 21
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Divine Ntaryike and Robbie Corey-Boulet | Jul 30
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

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

INTERNATIONAL | By Divine Ntaryike | Jul 19
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

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."

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