IDAHOT events 2015: Cameroon

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Affirmative Action/Alternative Cameroon organised a series of IDAHOT events in Yaoundé, including a film screening followed by a round table discussion on LGBTI youth, a football match between an LGBTI team and a straight team and a Gala and Pride evening and party where 250 people, straight and gay, celebrated diversity. LGBT organisations from Douala and Garoua, two main cities of Cameroon, participated in the festivities.
A bubble of freedom in a country where harsh legal sanctions and heavy social stigma are the daily lot of LGBT people.
Projection of films “PRIDE” and “Prayers for Bobby” (ph courtesy of AAC’s FB page)
Allies boldly show support in Gay-Straight football match.

Organisations ADEFHO, SID’ADO and  COFENHO developed a series of activities in Capital city Douala
May 16 : a panel discussion on the topic: the exclusion of lesbians and bisexual women from African national soccer teams : How to create a favorable environment for LGBT sport? With the participation of Ms. Alice Nkom, lawyer and Human Rights Activist, and patron of the event  and a former Cameroon international and former professional footballer Sylvain Nkom
Sunday, May 17: friendly match between the combined ADEFHO – SID’ADO team and ” Edutainment Veterans Club Bali”
This activity have been made possible thanks tp the support football versus homophobia and @farenet small grants programme.
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