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Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:25 AM Jul 10

President's daughter hopes to help Cameroon's gays by coming out


President's daughter hopes to help Cameroon's gays by coming out

By Amindeh Blaise Atabong
July 9, 2024 11:06 AM EDT Updated 20 hours ago

YAOUNDE, July 9 (Reuters) - The daughter of Cameroon's president said she hoped that by coming out as a lesbian she can help change laws that ban homosexuality in the country.
Brenda Biya, who lives between the United States and Switzerland, came out in an Instagram post on June 30.

In an interview with the French newspaper Le Parisien published on Tuesday, the 27-year-old said she had not come out to her family before she publicly posted a photo of her kissing her girlfriend.


Same-sex relations are punishable by up to five years in prison under Cameroon's penal code.

Her father, Paul Biya, 91, who has led Cameroon for four decades, has not publicly commented on the matter.


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