Ghana

LGBTI Rights in Ghana


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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ADDED ON: 12/03/2021

Ghana’s Anti-LGBTQ Bill Risks Hurting Its Democratic Credentials

(Bloomberg) -- When it comes to cracking down on the LGBTQ community, not much separates Ghana’s two main political parties. A lawmaker from the ruling party has joined seven opposition legislators to…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Anti-LGBTQ bill doesn’t criminalise intersex — Sam George

Samuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, and lead Sponsor of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, has refuted claims that the Bill intends to…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2021

Ghana’s Anti-Gay Law: God Loves Gays, Let’s Show Them Love- Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has glaringly pooh-poohed the new anti-gay law that has been presented before parliament awaiting passage into law by saying God loves gays too since he created them in…

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