Two months ago, the Rustin Fund was deeply saddened by the death of Yves Yomb – a founding member of Alternatives-Cameroon, one of the first and most dynamic LGBTI organizations in Cameroon. Based in Douala, Yves had formerly been the Executive Director of Alternatives, serving thousands of LGBTI persons in Cameroon with health and rights programming, as well as helping to build movements of LGBTI persons throughout West Africa. Yves was humble but bold and brave leader, always championing his community in an extremely homophobic context.
In honor of his life, on what would have been his 45th birthday (Aug 23), the Rustin Fund has teamed up with Alternatives-Cameroon to host a matching grant fundraiser. The Rustin Fund as secured funding to match donations (up to $2500), towards supporting activities of Alternatives. Yves championed younger LGBTI people, and there are plans to set up a scholarship fund in his honor. Your donation will serve to support this effort, as well as continuing the visionary work Yves did in Alternatives/Cameroon.
Please joint us in reaching our goal of $5000 to be raised in Yves honor.