Ghana

LGBTI Rights in Ghana


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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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Ghana’s president in tight spot over anti-LGBT law

Opposition lawmakers in Ghana are pushing President Nana Akufo-Addo into a tight spot by promoting an anti-LGBT law widely condemned by critics for undermining rights but applauded by many Ghanaians. Gay sex…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Homophobic Ghanaian ‘Family Values’ Bill is Odious and Beggars Belief

Sometimes the human capacity for cruelty takes my breath away. A recently proposed bill on “sexual rights” and “family values” in Ghana is a case study in extreme cruelty. Ghanaian MPs are…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2021

Ghana court drops case against 21 LGBT+ activists

HO, Ghana, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A court in Ghana dismissed a case against 21 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) activists on Thursday, ruling there was not enough evidence to prove…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2021

Ghana’s LGBTQ Community Calls for Global Help Over Anti-Gay Bill

Ghanaian lawmakers are facing backlash over a bill before Ghana's parliament that aims to make gay rights advocacy illegal. Eight lawmakers are sponsoring the bill, which was introduced in parliament Monday. The…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2021

Harsh anti-LGBTQ bill introduced in Ghana

A bill that would criminalize LGBTQ identity and allyship in Ghana was officially introduced in the country’s Parliament on Monday. The “Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill” went to…

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