African LGBT activists brave violence, criminal punishment

07/23/2013 | International Business Times

The Cameroon government has been mostly silent about the recent killing of a prominent LGBT activist, and its only statement on the matter criticizes the media and outsiders for focusing on the issue. Eric Ohena Lembembe's death highlights the danger faced by LGBT Africans who speak out, as their activism is often seen as undermining the position that LGBT rights is a purely Western cause, this article says.

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