Ghana

LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 01/28/2023

LGBTQ GHANAIANS FACE ATTACKS FOLLOWING ANTI-GAY BILL

One calm evening last November, Kwaku Frimpong was heading to the premiere of Black Panther in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, when a policeman stopped their Uber. Frimpong thought it was one of…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2023

Lesbian who fled Ghana spared jail after working illegally as nurse during Covid-19 pandemic

Eunice Owusu had no choice but to escape her abusive arranged marriage after her sexuality was disclosed against her will to her employer, Teeside Crown Court heard, with her lawyer John Nixon…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2022

Exclusive: Biden administration pressed Uganda president on anti-LGBTQ record

During last week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., Biden administration officials pressed Uganda President Yoweri Museveni on his country’s anti-LGBTQ policies, theGrio exclusively reports. An anonymous source with knowledge of the…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2022

‘Passage of anti-LGBTQ Bill go fit be bad for Ghana economy’ – US Ambassador to Ghana caution

US Ambassador caution Ghanaians den lawmakers say de attempt to pass de anti-LGBT bill go fit affect de economy. According to Ambassador Virginia Palmer, Ghanaians and lawmakers for be careful wit de…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2022

Anti-Gay Bill: Ghanaian MPs must respect peoples’ rights – US Ambassador

United States Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia Palmer has advised Ghanaians and their representatives in Parliament to respect international obligations and Domestic laws which centre on the need to protect the rights of…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2022

Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ bill sparks spike in “legally sanctioned” extortion

Last year, Ghana’s parliament introduced a controversial new anti-LGBTQ bill that could further criminalise same-sex acts and identities. Although homosexuality was initially outlawed under colonial rule – as in many African countries…

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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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