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Author Topic: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!  (Read 11274 times)

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Offline Ann

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I'm posting this in the Activism forum because when gay men are being put into jail for being gay, they're certainly not ever going to come forward for hiv testing or treatment and nobody is going to be teaching hiv prevention tailored for gay men. This shit has got to stop!

Sign the petition here.

More information:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/17/cameroon-homosexuality-trial-condemned

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Cameroon-to-toughen-laws-against-gays-20110819

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jAZArbua6Xjk99rJR8-VQHxvbWwA?docId=CNG.c42077f869621c3f07808efcf3221ba8.471

http://www.hrw.org/reports/2010/11/04/criminalizing-identities-0
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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 09:46:44 AM »
 Is being locked up for homosexuality specifically an HIV/Aids issue...?

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 10:45:23 AM »
Is being locked up for homosexuality specifically an HIV/Aids issue...?

And your point is? I explained why I posted in this forum. I directly linked it to hiv.
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline I_care

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 12:52:01 PM »
And your point is? I explained why I posted in this forum. I directly linked it to hiv.



Yes, I see the link between the two; and my post is about a march (activism) for Health care as a Human Right (linked to HIV/Aids) I believe the connection is obvious
My point is that there seems to be a double standard, when my post is moved to "off topic"

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 06:00:18 PM »
Done and shared.

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2011, 09:42:57 PM »
Done, and Im passing around the word.

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 09:14:50 AM »

Yes, I see the link between the two; and my post is about a march (activism) for Health care as a Human Right (linked to HIV/Aids) I believe the connection is obvious
My point is that there seems to be a double standard, when my post is moved to "off topic"

Oh good lord, if it will make you happy, I'll move this over to Off Topic as well. It will get more attention there anyway. ::) Sheesh.

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« Last Edit: October 27, 2011, 09:16:34 AM by Ann »
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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 10:31:34 AM »
Done and a big cyber hug to you as something tells me this is going to be "one of those days".   ::)

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2011, 01:53:25 AM »
Signed.

It's so sad. There are still several countries where consensual sex between two adults of the same sex is illegal and in some places even carries a severe penalty (including death).

In addition to what Ann said, criminalization of 'gay sex' has also been shown to significantly contribute to unsafe sex among MSM.

In a lot of Asian (especially the Middle East) countries, it is a commonly held (albeit absurd) notion that since gay sex is illegal, it must very rarely take place and therefore the risk of contracting HIV from it is negligible, if not nonexistent.

The intense stigma surrounding  homosexuality (in those countries) creates an atmosphere where a lot of gay men are in denial about their sexuality and also about the higher risk that comes with unprotected sex with other gay men. 
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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2011, 01:55:33 AM »
Signed.

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2011, 05:06:18 PM »
Signed. 
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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2011, 04:54:13 PM »
Signed and sent to Alice to end this evil practice now!

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2011, 05:06:40 PM »
I'm ambivalent about this one.

I've watched HOT & HORNY MEN BEHIND BARS Volumes 1, 2, ,3, 4, ,5, 6, 7 & 8 plus the extended directors cuts and I've come to the conclusion that prison might actually be fun!

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2011, 08:57:09 PM »
Signed.
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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2011, 11:49:11 PM »
Done. Thanks, Ann.

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2011, 07:55:58 AM »
Done ,
But they need more, it takes 15 secs.
mhtv.

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2011, 08:03:17 AM »
Done ,
But they need more, it takes 15 secs.
mhtv.

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Yes, I do care. I sign petitions similar to this one nearly every week. I should post more of them here, although I do post some of them on my facebook thingy.

And if I'd known that this thread would have gotten so many more responses here in OT, I would have posted it here first instead of in the Activism forum. Guess I have i_care to thank for getting me to move it! ;)
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2011, 08:05:39 AM »
I'm ambivalent about this one.

I've watched HOT & HORNY MEN BEHIND BARS Volumes 1, 2, ,3, 4, ,5, 6, 7 & 8 plus the extended directors cuts and I've come to the conclusion that prison might actually be fun!

GROWLER (Who ain't no one's bitch)

::) I hope you signed it after trivialising the situation.
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Petition against criminalising homosexuality in Cameroon - PLEASE SIGN!
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2011, 08:32:09 AM »
Ann

There is a very good web thinging that alerts you to petitions and allows you to start one and will then alert others,
Off top off head its --------  change.org------
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