Ghana

LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 01/10/2022

Man stabbed, beaten and called ‘batty boy’ by group of boys who suspected him of being gay

Perry Ato Inkoom told SVTV Africa that in the early evening of 19 December he was attacked by the young people following a birthday party. In Tema, a coastal city 16 miles east of…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

Tutu’s Advocacy for LGBTQ Rights Did Not Sway Most of Africa

Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African archbishop's campaign against homophobia had limited…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2021

Inclusion and Criminalisation – the two sides of the LGBTQ+ debate in Ghana

Kofi is a respectable, married man with two children. He also describes himself, however, as a “man having sex with a man” (MSM). No one in his community suspects that he has…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2021

Ghana’s Anti-LGBTQ Bill Risks Hurting Its Democratic Credentials

(Bloomberg) -- When it comes to cracking down on the LGBTQ community, not much separates Ghana’s two main political parties. A lawmaker from the ruling party has joined seven opposition legislators to…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Anti-LGBTQ bill doesn’t criminalise intersex — Sam George

Samuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, and lead Sponsor of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, has refuted claims that the Bill intends to…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2021

Ghana’s Anti-Gay Law: God Loves Gays, Let’s Show Them Love- Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has glaringly pooh-poohed the new anti-gay law that has been presented before parliament awaiting passage into law by saying God loves gays too since he created them in…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2021

LGBT+ Church of England members stage defiant protest after archbishop of Canterbury’s Ghana apology

A gay canon and other LGBT+ members of the Church of England have staged a demonstration at a meeting of the General Synod to show solidarity with queer Ghanaians. Canon Simon Butler…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2021

You can’t target LGBT people like they are the source of Ghana’s sexual problems – Prof Prempeh fumes

Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh, has expressed his utter disgust at the treatment being meted out to members of the LGBTQI+ community. According…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2021

Supporters and opponents face off over Ghana’s anti-LGBT law

ACCRA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of Ghana's new anti-LGBT bill faced off in parliament on Wednesday in the first public hearings into the proposed legislation that would make it…

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ADDED ON: 11/06/2021

Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ bill leads to surge in anti-LGBTQ violence

“The anti- LGBTQI bill in the Parliament of Ghana is fueling hate and emboldens homophobic individuals and groups to harm LGBTQ persons. The worrying part is that the perpetrators mostly go unpunished.…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2021

Ghana’s law curbing LGBT rights sparks Anglican church rift

A proposed law in Ghana to toughen curbs on the LGBT community has triggered a rift between the Archbishop of Canterbury and the local Anglican church, which strongly supports the bill. Gay…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

Ghana president calls for tolerance as parliament considers anti-LGBT+ law

ACCRA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday emphasised the need for civil debate and tolerance as parliament works towards a vote on a controversial bill that would make…

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