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LGBTI Rights in Ghana


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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ADDED ON: 03/13/2022

Ghana is warned: Passing anti-LGBTQ bill would harm the economy

The economic damage that would be caused by passage of Ghana’s extreme anti-LGBTQ bill was highlighted at a Parliamentary hearing this week. For months, Ghanaian legislators have been studying the proposal, which…

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Rightify Ghana

Rightify Ghana is a human rights organization focused on LGBTQ equality in Ghana. Alturi spoke with the executive director and founder Danny Bediako* to discuss the organization’s critical work, conditions on the…

ADDED ON: 02/04/2022

Bishops in Ghana condemn harrowing anti-LGBT+ bill for being too severe: ‘We must show love’

The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in Ghana said Friday (28 January) that the draft Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill is too “severe”. Ghanaian archbishop…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2022

One Trans Woman’s Fight Against a Bill That Would Criminalise Ghana’s LGBT+ Community

In a dimly-lit room with racks of women's clothing, Ghanaian artist and LGBT+ activist Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi flipped through photo self-portraits illustrating her transition to womanhood. Transitioning is not illegal in Ghana,…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2022

Rightify Ghana launches fundraising appeal to expand advocacy for LGBTQI+ people

A leading LGBT advocacy group in Ghana that has put a spotlight on what it calls the “worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever” is seeking donations from LGBTQ rights supporters worldwide in order to…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2022

Queer women win West African writing contest

The Brittle Paper literary magazine has announced the winners of its writing competition for queer women from West Africa. The winning authors came from Nigeria, Ghana and Benin. The anthology “Wedged Between…

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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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