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LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 08/30/2021

Motsoaledi frees gay Ugandan couple after arrest in KZN

Durban - Home Affairs Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi and the department's director-general Livhuwani Makhode have released a Ugandan couple detained for being in South Africa illegally due to their sexual orientation. Motsoaledi…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Ghana’s president in tight spot over anti-LGBT law

Opposition lawmakers in Ghana are pushing President Nana Akufo-Addo into a tight spot by promoting an anti-LGBT law widely condemned by critics for undermining rights but applauded by many Ghanaians. Gay sex…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Homophobic Ghanaian ‘Family Values’ Bill is Odious and Beggars Belief

Sometimes the human capacity for cruelty takes my breath away. A recently proposed bill on “sexual rights” and “family values” in Ghana is a case study in extreme cruelty. Ghanaian MPs are…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2021

Ghana court drops case against 21 LGBT+ activists

HO, Ghana, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A court in Ghana dismissed a case against 21 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) activists on Thursday, ruling there was not enough evidence to prove…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2021

Ghana’s LGBTQ Community Calls for Global Help Over Anti-Gay Bill

Ghanaian lawmakers are facing backlash over a bill before Ghana's parliament that aims to make gay rights advocacy illegal. Eight lawmakers are sponsoring the bill, which was introduced in parliament Monday. The…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2021

Harsh anti-LGBTQ bill introduced in Ghana

A bill that would criminalize LGBTQ identity and allyship in Ghana was officially introduced in the country’s Parliament on Monday. The “Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill” went to…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2021

Ghana’s first openly trans musician fights homophobia with song

Ghana’s first openly transgender musician has released a song to boost the morale of the West African nation’s LGBT+ community as it faces a crackdown by authorities and a rise in homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2021

Ghana poised to vote on ‘worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever,’ advocates warn

Draft legislation in Ghana would make identifying as gay or even an ally to the LGBTQ community a second-degree felony punishable by five years in prison — with advocating for LGBTQ rights…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2021

Ghana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage

Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament could propose up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their rights, express sympathy or…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2021

‘The worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever’

The “most homophobic document the world has ever seen” is how LGBTQ rights activists describe Ghana’s sweeping anti-homosexuality bill recently revealed after months of discussion and publicity from the nation’s anti-gay crusaders.…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2021

Ghana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage

Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament could propose up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their rights, express sympathy or…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Arrested, abused and accused: wave of repression targets LGBT+ Ghanaians

All I wanted to do was help vulnerable people,” said Shaun Apong, tears streaking down his face, from behind the bars of a squalid police cell in Ho City in eastern Ghana.…

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