Cédric Tchante grew up in a small town near Douala, Cameroon. After completing a degree in International Business at the Higher Institute of Management, he went to work at Alucam as an Administrative Assistant. He then worked at Alternatives Cameroun, the first LGBT center in Cameroon, as a sexual health, counseling and peer educator trainer, and as coordinator of HIV-prevention education. After participating in the documentary Born This Way as one of its main subjects, he came under severe threats for which he received asylum to the United States. He lives in San Francisco, works as a marketing coordinator at Climb Real Estate and continues to advocate for LGBT rights.