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LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 10/17/2021

LGBTQI+: ‘We’ll campaign against Dutch interests in Ghana’ – Sam George on visa denial

Lead sponsor of the anti-gay bill in Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram Sam Nartey George has slammed the Dutch Embassy in Ghana for resorting to blackmail after losing the…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2021

LGBTQI+ debate is a waste of time – Kpone Mantse

Nii Tetteh Otu II, Paramount Chief of the Kpone Traditional Area has described the public discussion about Lesbians Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) as a complete waste of productive time…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2021

Ghana’s parliament to vote on what could be world’s toughest anti-gay laws

A video has emerged in Ghana of a gay man being beaten by a mob and doused in animal blood, as the country's MPs prepare to vote on what critics say could…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2021

I have not taken money to fight LGBT Bill; I’m not a pimp – Akoto Ampaw

Lawyer Akoto Ampaw, the leader of the group of lawyers and professors opposing the anti-gay Bill in Parliament has rubbished allegations that he is championing the course for monetary gains. The veteran lawyer…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2021

Ghanaian chief threatens to storm parliament to force through anti-LGBT+ bill

The “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021”, leaked in July this year, would criminalise everything from sex toys, to trans medical care, to simply being an…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2021

Ghana church leaders intensify pressure on parliament to pass anti-gay bill

Dis move dey follow from recent calls by some academics and lawyers who start dey criticize de anti-LGBTQ Bill. Pentecost, Anglican Church state dema position. House of Bishops of de Anglican Church…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2021

LGBTQ+ bill criminalizes persons who promote sympathy for the act, not persons involved — Sam George insists

The lead proponent of the anti-LGBTQI+ Bill which is before Ghana’s Parliament, Sam George has explained that the bill does not criminalize homosexuals but those who promote sympathy for the act for…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2021

How a US group with links to the far-right may have influenced a crackdown on Ghana’s LGBTQ community

Accra, Ghana (CNN)A safe house was the only place Joe felt protected enough to meet. Tucked away in a neighborhood of Accra, off Aflao Road, a group of Ghanaian gay activists use…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2021

We’ll campaign against you if you vote against the passage of anti-LGBTQI Bill – Petencost Church threaten MPs

The Church of Pentecost has vowed to campaign against parliamentarians should they fail to let the anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Bill passed into law with immediate effect. The Church believes the…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2021

Ghana Anti-gay bill dangerous, proponents seek to promote hate

A professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kwame Karikari, has said the current anti-gay bill which is being promoted by Ningo Prampram lawmaker, Sam Nartey George and some of his colleague legislators,…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2021

Ghana: LGBT Activists Face Hardships After Detention

Arbitrary arrests and detention of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Ghana, and a proposed draconian anti-LGBT bill are causing serious economic hardship and psychological stress for LGBT people, Human…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2021

Motsoaledi frees gay Ugandan couple after arrest in KZN

Durban - Home Affairs Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi and the department's director-general Livhuwani Makhode have released a Ugandan couple detained for being in South Africa illegally due to their sexual orientation. Motsoaledi…

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