Ghana

LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 11/05/2022

Ghana Parliament speaker: Harsh anti-LGBTQ bill will pass before presidential election

Ghanaian Parliament Speaker Alban Bagbin on Oct. 28 told reporters a bill that would criminalize LGBTQ and intersex identity and allyship will pass before the next presidential election in 2024. A cross-party…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

How Targeting LGBTQ+ Rights Are Part of the Authoritarian Playbook

In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to this progress because abolishing sexual…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2022

Pentecostal and Charismatic Council intensifies pressure on Parliament to pass anti-LGBTQ bill

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has given Parliament the end of October 2022 to pass the anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) bill into law. Reverend Professor Paul Frimpong-Manso,…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

Explainer: what makes Ghana’s anti-gay bill so extreme?

Same-sex “conduct” is already illegal in Ghana, but MPs introduced a sweeping new anti-LGBTQ+ draft bill a year ago that would fully criminalisie LGBTQ+ people, along with rights groups and anyone coming out…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2022

Will Ghana introduce some of the harshest anti-gay laws in the world?

In February 2021, a community centre for LGBTQ+ people in Ghana was closed down weeks after it had opened, following a wave of protests. As our west Africa correspondent, Emmanuel Akinwotu, explains…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

Survey notes mixed levels of LGBTQ, intersex rights support among young Africans

A recent survey by the South Africa-based Ichikowitz Family Foundation that gauged the level of LGBTQ and intersex tolerance on the continent has received mixed reactions from some of Africa’s advocacy groups. The…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

LGBTQ Tolerance Billboards Destroyed in Ghana

Rights activists in Ghana are protesting after a crowd, urged on by a member of parliament, tore down a billboard that promoted tolerance toward the LGBTQ community. Last year, Ghanaian security shut…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2022

LGBTQ billboard is affront to 1992 Constitution, pull it down or we destroy it — Sam George

One of the sponsors of the anti-LGBTQ bill in Parliament, Samuel Nartey George has given the Police 24 hours to pull down a billboard said be advertising LGBTQ activities in Ghana. The Ningo…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2022

Deliberation on Anti-LGBT Bill not supposed to exceed 3 months – Edem Senanu

The Chairman of Advocates for Christ Ghana, a Civil Society Organization, Edem Senanu, has added his voice to the growing concern about the delay in passing the Anti-LGBT Bill. Speaking in an…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2022

The media disinformation campaign against Ghana’s queer community

When Ako* heard that an LGBTIQ community centre was going to open in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, the first thing she did was get herself a date. And then matching outfits. Calling…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2022

The media disinformation campaign against Ghana’s queer community.

When Ako* heard that an LGBTIQ community centre was going to open in Ghanaian capital Accra, the first thing she did was get herself a date. And then matching outfits. Calling an…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2022

Anti-gay vs. gay-friendly religion go head-to-head in Ghana

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has come out in favor of harsh penalties for public displays of same-sex affection and for anyone who supports LGBTQ rights — harsher penalties than those in…

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