Laws criminalizing same-sex consensual relationships in Cameroon need to be revoked and those imprisoned for being gay need to be released, according to Amnesty International.
Since March 2011, 13 people in Cameroon have been arrested for allegedly practicing same-sex sexual activity.
However, while the law currently allows only those caught in the act to be prosecuted, most have been arrested only on allegations of their perceived sexual orientation.
The law in Cameroon is outrageous and violates a number of international human rights laws, like freedom of expression, freedom from discrimination and self autonomy.
It saddens me to see so many countries in the world prosecuting people for being who they are. Being part of the LGBT community makes you no different than anyone else. It is just another aspect of life, and I hope that countries can begin to see that.
What if you were prosecuted for who you are? How would you feel living in constant fear? I know I would not like it, and I bet you would not either.
So just think about how these people feel. Do you think they like being prosecuted for being who they are? I bet they do not.
So everyone needs to do their part to help end the prosecution and alienation of the LGBT community internationally because they are no different than anyone else.