Far North is governed by federal Cameroon law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Banned
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    Unknown
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Far North

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Homosexual activity in Far North is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Nov 12, 1967
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to 5 years imprisonment and/or 200,000 franc fine.
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Same-sex marriage in Far North

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Same-sex marriage in Far North is banned.

Current status
Since Nov 12, 1967
Banned
Homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Far North

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Far North is state-enforced.

Current status
Since 2016
State-enforced
Section 264 of the Penal Code (2016) criminalises the public utterance of any “immoral speech” and the drawing of the public’s attention to any “occasion of immorality”. In light of the criminalisation of same-sex intimacy, a legal scholar has suggested that a publicly uttered speech advocating “unnatural sexual indulgence” would be considered “immoral”.
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Right to change legal gender in Far North

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Right to change legal gender in Far North is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Gender marker change is not possible in Cameroon. Transgender and gender diverse people are de facto criminalised.
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Gender-affirming care in Far North

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Gender-affirming care in Far North is banned.

Current status
Banned
Gender-Affirming Care in Cameroon is banned
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Far North

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Far North is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
The option of identifying as “non-binary/intersex/gender non-conforming” is not available.
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LGBT discrimination in Far North

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LGBT discrimination in Far North is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1972
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in Far North

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LGBT employment discrimination in Far North is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1972
No protections
No protections because homosexuality is still illegal.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Far North

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LGBT housing discrimination in Far North is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1972
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal there.
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Same-sex adoption in Far North

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Same-sex adoption in Far North is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Intersex infant surgery in Far North

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Intersex infant surgery in Far North is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Far North

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Serving openly in military in Far North is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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Blood donations by MSMs in Far North

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Blood donations by MSMs in Far North is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Conversion therapy in Far North

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Conversion therapy in Far North is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
According to the ILGA World, there's no ban on conversion therapy in Cameroon.
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Equal age of consent in Far North

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Equal age of consent in Far North is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
Homosexuality is illegal.
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