A Cameroonian gay-rights lawyer remembers a transgender neigbour by RFI published on 2013/03/28 16:44:25 +0000 Two Cameroonian men who were convicted of being gay and later released are back in custody. Police detained them after an angry mob attacked them in a Yaoundé marketplace. Jonas Singa Kumie and Franky Djome were dressed in women’s clothes when shoppers assaulted them on Sunday. One of their lawyers, Alice Nkom, is a well-known gay rights activist. Nkom -- the first African woman to have become a lawyer in Cameroon -- is in Paris as a guest of the French government. She told RFI's Michel Arseneault that Cameroonian society used to be more tolerant.