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LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 06/15/2021

After 3-week delay, Ghana releases 21 human rights defenders

After three weeks of detention without trial, a High Court in Ghana granted bail for 21 people who were arrested May 20 at a training session about human rights. They were charged…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2021

Ghana court grants bail to 21 LGBT+ activists

A high court in Ghana has granted bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, the prosecutor said on Friday. The 16…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2021

The church’s complicity in dehumanizing the LGBTQ community in Ghana

The West African country of Ghana is one of the most homophobic countries in the world today. It not only refuses to recognize same-sex unions, but it also criminalizes consensual same-sex acts…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2021

LGBT activists denied bail in Ghana

A Ghanaian court on Tuesday denied bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested nearly three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, their lawyer said. The 16 women and…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2021

Ghana court delays bail decision for 21 detained LGBT+ activists

A Ghanaian court on Friday delayed its ruling on a bail application for 21 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) activists detained two weeks ago for an allegedly unlawful gathering, which rights…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

LGBTQ life in Africa: Arrests, arrests, arrests, arrests

The staggering pace of arrests of LGBTQ citizens continued today, as Uganda Police raided an LGBTQ shelter and detained 44 members of the LGBTQ community, repeating a familiar pattern of human rights…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2021

Major donors urge Ghana to respect LGBT+ rights amid crackdown

Major foreign aid donors called on Ghana on Tuesday to respect LGBT+ rights following a crackdown including arrests of people from sexual minorities and an increase in homophobic persecution. In the latest…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2021

Gay activists in Ghana demand release of 21 people arrested at LGBTQI conference

Ghana's LGBTQ community has called for the release of 21 people, who were arrested by security forces last week while attending a conference in the southeastern city of Ho. An online campaign…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2021

Ghana LGBT: Police explain why dem arrest 21 suspected gay, Lesbians, Transgender & odas

Police say dem arrest these pipo for unlawful Assembly as dem dey promote LGBTQI activities during one conference for di Nurses and midwives Hotel, for di South-eastern city of Ho. And afta…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2021

In hiding, Ghana’s queer activists keep up the fight

More than two months after fleeing “unprecedented” threats of violence, members of the queer rights organisation LGBT+ Rights Ghana are still in hiding. “It is very challenging. It takes a lot of…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

We cannot turn this country into a satanic one – Chieftaincy Minister rallies support from Chief Imam

The Chieftaincy and Religious Minister, Ebenezer Kojo Kum has asked for support from leaders of the Muslim community as measures are being put in place to prevent the practice of Lesbian, Gay,…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2021

‘Lesbian wedding’ arrestees freed; Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ furor continues

Ghana police have freed the people they arrested last weekend at a party that police believed was a “lesbian wedding”. Meanwhile, homophobic campaigns against Ghana’s LGBTQ citizens continue. The Ghana-based African Equality…

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