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Ghanaian lawmakers debate anti-LGBTQ bill

Ghanaian lawmakers on Wednesday started debating an anti-LGBTQ bill that is meant to tighten restrictions around gay activities and rights. The promotion of proper sexual human rights and the Ghanaian family values bill, is being sponsored by some Members of Parliament and not the government but has support of religious bodies. Should the bill be passed in to law it… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Uganda’s President to meet MPs over anti-LGBTQ law

As pressure mounts on Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign a recently passed anti-LGBTQ law, he is now due to meet MPs over the issue. Mr. Museveni will meet lawmakers from his ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) on Thursday to discuss the law which was passed last month. The meeting will take place at State House in Entebbe, a… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

US threatens Uganda with possible sanctions over anti-gay law

The US White House has warned Uganda of possible sanctions if the newly passed anti-gay bill becomes effective. Ugandan lawmakers on Tuesday passed into law the stricter anti-gay bill which outlined harsher punishment for people who engage in same-sex activities. Penalties under the new legislation include a 10-year-jail term for anyone who engages in same-sex relationships or identifies as LGBTQ. There… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia: Anger as embassies fly gay pride flags

– – The Swedish and Finnish embassies in Zambia have incurred the wrath of some Zambains after raising the rainbow flag on the premises. The flag which were hoisted together with the country’s national flags was a symbol of support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer pride and LGBT social movements. Same-sex relationships are outlawed in Zambia,… Read More
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Ghana: Alleged teen lesbian defiled by two men as punishment

– – A 15-year-old suspected lesbian has been defiled by two men in the Eastern part of Ghana. The suspects committed the crime in the town of Yilo Krobo after accusing the victim and her friend of practicing lesbianism. A state prosecutor Owusu Ababio told a circuit court in Koforidua that, the accused persons live in the same house with the… Read More
Africa Ghana World 

Anglican Archbishops oppose Ghana’s anti–LGBTQ+ bill

– – Several church leaders particularly those in the UK have strongly criticised Ghanaian bishops over their support for a draconian anti-LGBTQ+ law. These include Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the global Anglican Church, Stephen Cottrell, the archbishop of York, and other Church of England bishops have in numerous tweets. In an earlier statement, the archbishop of… Read More
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Ghana’s MPs threaten to retaliate visa denial over anti-LGBTQ+ bill

– – Some Ghanaian lawmakers are livid about their alleged visa denial by some embassies in the country over an anti-LGBTQI bill which seeks to curtain gay rights. The bill which is being sponsored by some MPs with support of some religious bodies seeks to criminalize all same sex related activities including activism. The country’s Minority lawmakers have confirmed that the… Read More