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What Did You Wear For Cameroon’s National Gay-Hate Day?

Despite calls for its cancellation from human-rights leaders across the African continent, homophobic Cameroonians celebrated “Gay Hate Day” in the capital city of Yaoundé on Tuesday.

The event, a hateful parody of traditional Pride festivals was organized by the Rassemblement de la Jeunesse Camerounaise association (Cameroonian Youth Rally) to combat acceptance of homosexuality, something spokesman Sismondi Barlev Bidjocka calls  “a crime against humanity.”

Lawyer and human-rights activist Alice N’Kom appealed to President Paul Biya to halt the event: “These anti-gay proponents say they are protecting our ‘traditional values.’ But we want to tell them that hate and homophobia are not African values. We are bringing together people from across the continent to tell our country that pro-equality voices in Africa are strong.”

The date, August 21,  has a special significance: It was on this day that 31-year-old student Narcisse Olivier Djomo Pokam was raped and murdered by a group of men that RJC claims were part of a “gay mafia.”

 

By:           victor hoff
On:           Aug 22, 2012
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  • 4 Comments
    • Neo
      Neo

      What a horrible bunch of people, supported by Mormons and other christians in the US and the UK, like the death squads in Uganda, these conservatives have an ocean of blood on their hands.

      Aug 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • grr_argh
      grr_argh

      i think we need to get first wife, chantal biya, to lip sync to bebe zahara benet’s “cameroon” http://youtu.be/syKM11ht3k0

      that should repel those homophobes.

      Aug 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      Wow, what a sad bunch of dumb fucks.

      Aug 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KARUADAM
      KARUADAM

      @grr_argh: DO NOT SUPPORT ANY FUCKING AFRICAN COUNTRYS
      WITH FOOD MEDICINE OR ANYTHING THAT MAY GET THEM TO EXIST! yes to South Africa.

      Aug 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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