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Cameroon: Gay man who was jailed for sending affectionate text message dies at 34

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  1. Assholes. My legacy is to leave all my earthly goods to LGBT organisations in developing countries and the Albert Kennedy Trust here. I get enraged when I read about stuff like this

  2. atalanta 13 Jan, 12:45pm

    This tragic case sums up why anti-gay laws are evil.

    Mr Mbede was harmed in custody, and left to die by his homophobic family. All because he fell in love.

    As we gain more rights in Europe and the Americas, we must never forget the worsening situation of LGBT people in many countries in the Middle East, Africa, Russia and parts of Asia.

  3. What a dreadful story, it makes me weep.

    And those idiot politicians who praise the “family values” to be found in developing nations should think twice before spouting their nonsense.

  4. BlokeToys 13 Jan, 2:40pm

    And lets all remember to thank the Christians, Catholics and Muslims who spread their cults like a disease in these developing countries, encouraging ignorance, increasing social unrest, facilitating hatred and violence based on their delusional beliefs.

    Most of this would not be happening if the religious were not infecting vulnerable people with their disgusting disease.

    The next time a religious person claims that their beliefs better society and they “don’t hate others”, point out the massive damage their specific brand of cult is continuing to do in these weakened and vulnerable societies.

    1. R Smith 13 Jan, 4:17pm

      Oooh, Id be very wary about any jokes accusing others of “spreading disease”, that is one area where the gay community cannot afford to throw stones.

      1. R Smith, what you’re really doing is jumping to conclusions & making prejudiced statements. While none of us can be sure of what he died of, it’s far more likely that Roger Jean-Claude Mbede died of the effects of the probable beatings he received when he was in jail & police custody. Roger did NOT deserve to die & for you to insinuate that he did is disgraceful, judgemental & callous. It’s also anti-social & disrespectful of you to to publish a US government FORECAST, which is propaganda against LGBT on our planet & encourages prejudice to grow in people who are prejudiced, hateful & afraid of LGBT people. I hope you learn to look at these & many other aspects, angles & issues that affect LGBT around the world, rather than purely focussing on negatives in both of your Pink News discussion board posted messages. Lastly,AIDS/HIV didn’t need to be mentioned just because he was gay.About 90% of LGBT people in UK don’t have HIV/AIDS. Heterosexuals: http://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?t=20&v

  5. SHAME on YOU, Paul Biya, President of Cameroon, and YOU Philémon Yang, Prime Minister of Cameroon, and all of YOU who compose the Cameroon government.

    The death of this human being is on YOUR hands!

    People of Cameroon, rise up against your ignorant and shameful government!

  6. grambax 13 Jan, 3:43pm

    May he Rest In Peace. And Love.

  7. Ignorant, backward, disgusting religious bigots. I hope those responsible for introducing these hate-filled laws will rot for eternity in the hell they believe exists. Why is the UN not doing more to protect LGBT rights in these Neanderthal nations? The civilized world, surely, cannot stand by and watch as more and more African countries plunge into the past and re-introduce laws which were originally introduced to the continent by interfering white missionaries? But I suppose, as in Russia, when a government – or dictator in so many instances – needs a scapegoat for their failings, gay people are such an easy target. It’s cowardly and disgusting. Do we learn NOTHING from history? The Nazis would be so pleased ….. (except for the fact that these are black people persecuting their own …..). What a sick, twisted planet this is.

  8. R Smith 13 Jan, 4:14pm

    So what did the man actually die of?

    Presumably it was connected with HIV-AIDs. People don’t die from a hernia.

    Why write a story with such a glaring omission?

    The US Govt CDC has forecast that more than 50% of american gay men will be HIV+ in 2 or 3 decades. They have already passed that milestone in San Francisco.

    1. PantoHorse 13 Jan, 4:46pm

      People don’t die from a hernia.

      Rare as it is, it is possible. Strangulated hernias can cause blockages to the intestine, tissue can die leading to sepsis, things like that. Left untreated either of those are enough to kill you.

      Not sure why I bothered to explain that, as you come across as rather trollish….

    2. R Smith, what you’re really doing is jumping to conclusions & making prejudiced statements. While none of us can be sure of what he died of, it’s far more likely that Roger Jean-Claude Mbede died of the effects of the probable beatings he received when he was in jail & police custody. Roger did NOT deserve to die & for you to insinuate that he did is disgraceful, judgemental & callous. It’s also anti-social & disrespectful of you to to publish a US government FORECAST, which is propaganda against LGBT on our planet & encourages prejudice to grow in people who are prejudiced, hateful & afraid of LGBT people. I hope you learn to look at these & many other aspects, angles & issues that affect LGBT around the world, rather than purely focussing on negatives in both of your Pink News discussion board posted messages. Lastly,AIDS/HIV didn’t need to be mentioned just because he was gay.About 90% of LGBT people in UK don’t have HIV/AIDS. Heterosexuals: http://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?t=20&v

    3. Don’t know if you’re gay or not but you are most certainly callous and lack empthy and the sself-hatred is obvious in your tone. A man has died because of homophobia and you imply it is his own fault. I hope your friends and relatives treat you as kindly should you be unfortunte enough to contract an incurble illness.

    4. Seriously guys? It’s a troll just stop it

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