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LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 03/03/2021

Actor Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell call for Ghana to protect LGBT+ community

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Actor Idris Elba and model Naomi Campbell have joined 65 other British celebrities, designers and politicians in calling for Ghana’s president to engage with the country’s LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2021

LGBTQI office in Ghana: President Nana Akufo-Addo say he no go legalize same-sex marriage

"For same-sex marriage to dey legal for Ghana, e no go happun for my time as president" Akufo-Addo tok dis during di installation of di Second Archbishop of di Anglican Church of…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Anti-gay uproar after Ghana opens its first LGBT+ community centre

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Feb 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anti-gay outcry has forced Ghana's first LGBT+ community centre to temporarily close to protect its staff and visitors three weeks after it…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Legalize prostitution instead of LGBT—Olumanba

Young Political Activist Emmanuel Abankwah Kesse otherwise known as Olumanba has urged the government to legalize prostitution instead of gay and lesbianism. According to him, prostitutes also have human rights to operate…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2021

New LGBT+ center triggers holy war of words in Ghana

Representatives of the European Union expressed their support for the new LGBTQ+ facilities, officially opened Jan. 31, which serve as the new headquarters for the advocacy group LGBT+ Rights Ghana. Anti-gay campaigner…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Ghana: LGBT+ safe house opens; anti-gay crusader in a rage

After LGBT+ Rights Ghana held a fundraiser at the new site, anti-gay campaigner Moses Foh-Amoaning called for the police to shut it down, arrest the group’s leaders and enact laws that further…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

Ghana Parliament must decide whether they want to decriminalise LGBT laws

The Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, says Ghana’s Parliament must make up its mind on whether it wants to decriminalise LGBT laws in the country. Ghana’s Criminal Code of 1960…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2021

LGBT Rights Ghana Responds To Foh-Amoaning’s Calls For Shutdown Of Its New Office In Ghana

The LGBT+ Rights Ghana has responded to calls by the Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Moses Foh-Amoaning, on the government to shut down…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2020

My intersex husband

Aku finally nailed it. She got married to the love of her life, a 40-year-old man, after two years of courtship without intimacy. As tradition will have it, the lovebirds went naked…

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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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