Ghana

LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 11/11/2019

Anti-LGBTQ and Anti-Choice World Congress of Families and Its Russian Backers Seek to Expand Influence in Africa

The World Congress of Families, an international network of anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice activists, sponsored a regional conference in Accra, Ghana, last week. Organizers pitched it as an effort to “position Africa as…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2019

Ghana Should Resist World Congress of Families’ Anti-LGBT Message

Emelia, a woman in her thirties living in Kumasi, Ghana, will never forget the day her father found out she was a lesbian. He beat her for three hours – with his…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2019

Ghana: Former Pres Kufuor Urges Fight Against Same Sex Marriages

Former president John Agyekum Kufuor has urged the world to fight against same sex marriages. He stated that no amount of argument could change the fact that without man and woman there…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2019

Here’s why Ghana’s sex education program is controversial

Ghanaians are still debating a proposed school sex education program after religious groups said it was part of a “satanic” attempt to promote LGBT+ values. The backlash forced government and U.N. officials…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2019

Gay man who fled Ghana over attacks secures asylum in US

A Ghanaian [name withheld] who was attacked in Ghana in 2015 on suspicion of being gay has succeeded in securing asylum in the United States. Two law students of New York Law…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

How LGBT friendly is Ghana?

Ghana, like many other countries in Africa, has not yet entirely accepted the LGBT community into our society. While many groups are defending them, they still face discrimination and even violence from…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

LGBT in West Africa: Arrests, lynchings, discrimination, denial

West African nations display a mix of mostly abusive responses to LGBT people, including denial that they exist, lynchings and arrests even without anti-homosexuality laws. The context of West Africa is peculiar…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Men suspected of being gay robbed, stripped and blackmailed in Ghana

Homophobes have continued their aggravated attacks on people they believe to be gay or lesbian in Ghana. This phenomenon of lawless attacks on perceived LGBTI persons has taken a new twist as…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

A Policy U-turn by the Ghanaian Government Is Helping Entrench Homophobia

It is Sunday late August and the weekend carnival that is the beginning of the end of Accra’s week-long Chale Wote Street Arts Festival is on full display. In one of the alleyways of…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2018

Hundreds of Gay People to be ‘treated for homosexuality’ at Camp in Ghana

Around 400 people will reportedly take part in a gay ‘cure’ therapy forum in Ghana. The attendees, who have all allegedly signed up voluntarily, will receive ‘counselling’ and ‘reformation’ at the anti-gay…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2018

Ghana: Government Has No Plans For Same-Sex Marriage

President Akufo Addo has said his government has no plans of introducing legislation on same-sex marriage. Speaking at the 2018 Synod of the Global Evangelical Church in Accra, the president said he…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2018

Ghana’s State-Owned Newspaper Urges Citizens To Reject LGBT Rights

Ghana state run newspaper the Ghanaian Times has published an editorial urging its citizens to fight against LGBT rights in the African country, where gay sex is punishable by up to three…

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