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Ghana: Pro-LGBTQ billboard pulled down following uproar

– – City authorities in Ghana’s capital Accra have pulled down a pro-LGBTQ billboard at a strategic location following an uproar over its presence. The billboard, which has four hands joined as a team, is said to have been mounted at the strategic spot of the motorway with the inscription “When all Ghanaians are treated equal no matter where they… Read More
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Ghana’s president calls for tolerance over anti-LGBTQ+ bill debate

– – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that he expects tolerance from citizens as the country’s parliament prepares to debate an anti-LGBTQ+ bill. The bill which is being sponsored by some Members of Parliament has support of religious bodies and seeks to criminalize all same sex related activities including activism. Various human rights activists have expressed their displeasure at… Read More
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UN Human Rights Council criticizes Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

– – The United Nations Human Rights council has criticized Ghana’s attempt to introduce tougher laws against LGBTQ+ persons and their activities in the country. Ghana’s lawmakers have laid in parliament a new draft bill titled “The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021″. It is being sponsored by some individual lawmakers who are anti-LGBTQ+… Read More
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Ghana: Court dismisses case against 21 LGBTQ+ rights activists

– – A Court in Ghana has dismissed a case brought against 21 LGBTQ+ rights activists arrested for attending a meeting in the country’s Volta regional town of Ho. The 16 women and 5 men were attending a paralegal training at a hotel when they were arrested on May 20, 2021 for “unlawful assembly”. That paralegal training session was being… Read More
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Global celebrities sign letter to back LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana

– – Global celebrities including Actor Idris Elba and fashion icon Naomi Campbell have signed an open letter showing support for the LBTQ+ community in Ghana. 67 of such celebrities and influential figures with Ghanaian origin signed the letter in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community amid recent uproar over gay rights activities. In the letter published in the media, the… Read More
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Ghana’s President says same-sex marriage ‘will never happen’ under him

– – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has publicly commented on recent uproar over activities of LGBTQ+ persons in the country. For weeks now, there has been a public outcry over the activities of LGBTQ+ persons in Ghana. It followed the opening of a meeting space for persons of such sexual orientation in the capital, Accra. The centre for the LGBTQ+… Read More
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Opinion: The reflections of a day-old Lesbian

As one would expect, I have done my fair share of introspection on the events of the past 24 hours (from February 24-25, 2021) and I can understand how anyone with subpar or at best average intellect would make the inference that was made from my earlier post. I did say I was grateful for the community of like-minded people… Read More
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Anxiety grips LGBTQ+ people in Ghana after office shutdown

– – Many LGBTQ+ persons in Ghana are now living in fear after police raided their community center in the capital, Accra to shut it down. On Wednesday police stormed the office space which is within a residential community to lock it up. The shutdown was carried out reportedly on the orders of the owner of the facility who gave… Read More