Veteran attorney Alice Nkom on fighting for LGBT rights in Cameroon


On the occasion of the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, we speak with Alice Nkom. She became Cameroon’s first female lawyer in her early twenties and has now been one of the few people there for 76 years to stand up for the rights of homosexuals and transgender people. Despite death threats, she is still loudly calling for change in Cameroon, where people are imprisoned for their sexual orientation. In a recent case, two men were sentenced to five years in prison simply for wearing women’s clothes. Nkom joined Perspective to tell us more about her tireless fight for LGBT rights.

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