Ghana

LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 11/17/2021

LGBT+ Church of England members stage defiant protest after archbishop of Canterbury’s Ghana apology

A gay canon and other LGBT+ members of the Church of England have staged a demonstration at a meeting of the General Synod to show solidarity with queer Ghanaians. Canon Simon Butler…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2021

You can’t target LGBT people like they are the source of Ghana’s sexual problems – Prof Prempeh fumes

Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor Henry Kwasi Prempeh, has expressed his utter disgust at the treatment being meted out to members of the LGBTQI+ community. According…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2021

Supporters and opponents face off over Ghana’s anti-LGBT law

ACCRA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of Ghana's new anti-LGBT bill faced off in parliament on Wednesday in the first public hearings into the proposed legislation that would make it…

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ADDED ON: 11/06/2021

Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ bill leads to surge in anti-LGBTQ violence

“The anti- LGBTQI bill in the Parliament of Ghana is fueling hate and emboldens homophobic individuals and groups to harm LGBTQ persons. The worrying part is that the perpetrators mostly go unpunished.…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2021

Ghana’s law curbing LGBT rights sparks Anglican church rift

A proposed law in Ghana to toughen curbs on the LGBT community has triggered a rift between the Archbishop of Canterbury and the local Anglican church, which strongly supports the bill. Gay…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

Ghana president calls for tolerance as parliament considers anti-LGBT+ law

ACCRA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday emphasised the need for civil debate and tolerance as parliament works towards a vote on a controversial bill that would make…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2021

Across Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights

In Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality as a “perversion” and endorsing legislation that would, if enacted, impose some of the…

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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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