South-West is governed by federal Cameroon law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    Unknown
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in South-West

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Homosexual activity in South-West 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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Nov 12, 1967–Sep 17, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Six months to 5 years in prison and a fine of 20,000-200,000 CFA. Not enforced.
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Same-sex marriage in South-West

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Same-sex marriage in South-West is banned.

Current status
Since Nov 12, 1967
Banned
Homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in South-West

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in South-West 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 South-West

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Right to change legal gender in South-West 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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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in South-West

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in South-West 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 South-West

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LGBT discrimination in South-West is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1972
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in South-West

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LGBT employment discrimination in South-West 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 South-West

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LGBT housing discrimination in South-West is no protections.

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

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Same-sex adoption in South-West is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in South-West

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Serving openly in military in South-West 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 South-West

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Blood donations by MSMs in South-West is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Conversion therapy in South-West

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Conversion therapy in South-West 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 South-West

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Equal age of consent in South-West is n/a.

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