July 11, 2023: Call to Violence Against the LGBTQ+ Community in Cameroon

News of a visit by Jean-Marc Berthon, the French ambassador for the Rights of LGBTQ+ Persons, sparked public outcry this past month in Cameroon. Citizens, public figures, and government and political officials alike took to social media calling for mob justice and violence against the LGBTQ community. The uproar prompted various false and hateful narratives about LGBTQ individuals, leaving Cameroon’s LGBTQ population under constant threat of harassment and violence.

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