Ghana

LGBTI Rights in Ghana


Alex Kofi Donkor – LGBT+ Rights Ghana

Alex Kofi Donkor is the director of LGBT+ Rights Ghana, an organization focused on achieving social and legal equality for all Ghanaians. Ghana’s political sphere is dominated by religious fundamentalism that criticizes…

ADDED ON: 09/28/2020

Ex-Minister takes on alleged lesbian soldier who married partner in uniform

Rachel Appoh, a deputy minister of Gender and Children Protection has added her voice to calls for the hierarchy of the Ghana Armed Forces to crack the whip on the female soldier…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2020

Boosting LGBTIQ rights in West Africa, one grant at a time

The activist-led Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (ISDAO) aims to strengthen West African movements for gender diversity and sexual rights. To accomplish that, it takes a flexible approach to grant-making, building a…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2020

Asylum seeker beaten, doused in petrol and threatened with beheading by his own dad finally told he deserves refuge

A gay asylum seeker from Ghana who was beaten, doused in petrol and threatened with beheading by a homophobic mob led by his own dad has been given a reprieve after the…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2020

Ghana bans LGBT+ conference after Christian groups protest

Ghana’s government has said it will not allow a major gathering of LGBT+ activists to go ahead after an outcry from conservative Christian groups in the country. The conference, scheduled for July,…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2020

Top Imam vows to stop ‘demonic’ LGBT conference from coming to Ghana

The Pan Africa ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) is set to hold its 2020 annual conference in Accra, Ghana, in July. It will be the organisation’s first conference…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2019

Why Homosexuality Is Not Un-African

Let’s finally settle it. Homosexuality is just as African as heterosexuality. Yesterday, we shared with you news of J Hus and his online blunder. The rapper tweeted out the never-ending argument that…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2019

Gabon bans gay sex as global pace of reform falters

Gabon has passed a law against gay sex, becoming the 70th country to ban the practice, an official confirmed, as the global pace of reform falters. The central African country banned “sexual…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2019

‘God Has A New Africa’: Undercover in a US-led anti-LGBT ‘hate movement’

This year, I accomplished a feat that I never thought I would: I went undercover to investigate a group that hates me. Not long after I took my seat in the auditorium…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2019

Gay sex is banned – so Ghanaians dance against homophobia

Gay sex may be illegal in Ghana - dancing isn’t. So rappers and singers are using music videos to embrace LGBT+ life and fight homophobia in this conservative West African nation. “Definitely…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2019

Anti-LGBTQ and Anti-Choice World Congress of Families and Its Russian Backers Seek to Expand Influence in Africa

The World Congress of Families, an international network of anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice activists, sponsored a regional conference in Accra, Ghana, last week. Organizers pitched it as an effort to “position Africa as…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2019

Ghana Should Resist World Congress of Families’ Anti-LGBT Message

Emelia, a woman in her thirties living in Kumasi, Ghana, will never forget the day her father found out she was a lesbian. He beat her for three hours – with his…

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