Ghana

LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 07/31/2021

Ghana’s first openly trans musician fights homophobia with song

Ghana’s first openly transgender musician has released a song to boost the morale of the West African nation’s LGBT+ community as it faces a crackdown by authorities and a rise in homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2021

Ghana poised to vote on ‘worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever,’ advocates warn

Draft legislation in Ghana would make identifying as gay or even an ally to the LGBTQ community a second-degree felony punishable by five years in prison — with advocating for LGBTQ rights…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2021

Ghana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage

Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament could propose up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their rights, express sympathy or…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2021

‘The worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever’

The “most homophobic document the world has ever seen” is how LGBTQ rights activists describe Ghana’s sweeping anti-homosexuality bill recently revealed after months of discussion and publicity from the nation’s anti-gay crusaders.…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2021

Ghana: anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentences sparks outrage

Draft anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament could propose up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their rights, express sympathy or…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Arrested, abused and accused: wave of repression targets LGBT+ Ghanaians

All I wanted to do was help vulnerable people,” said Shaun Apong, tears streaking down his face, from behind the bars of a squalid police cell in Ho City in eastern Ghana.…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Arrested, abused and accused: wave of repression targets LGBT+ Ghanaians

“All I wanted to do was help vulnerable people,” said Shaun Apong, tears streaking down his face, from behind the bars of a squalid police cell in Ho City in eastern Ghana.…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2021

LGBTQ+: Bagbin’s neutrality soiled after becoming cheerleader for anti-LGBTQ bill

On the matter of the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, welcoming a bill presented to the House that would criminalize the “promotion, advocacy, funding and act of homosexuality in all its forms,”…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2021

France drops homophobic Senegal, Ghana, Benin from ‘safe’ countries list

In a decision mostly focused on the dangers facing LGBT people in homophobic nations, Benin, Senegal and Ghana have been dropped from the list of “safe” countries from which France does not…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2021

Ghana political leader says LGBTQ ‘pandemic’ is worse than COVID-19 and it ‘must be fought by all of us’

One of Ghana’s most powerful political leaders said that the LGBTQ “pandemic” is worse than the COVID-19 pandemic, and “it must be fought by all of us.” The remarks by Parliament Speaker…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2021

After 3-week delay, Ghana releases 21 human rights defenders

After three weeks of detention without trial, a High Court in Ghana granted bail for 21 people who were arrested May 20 at a training session about human rights. They were charged…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2021

Ghana court grants bail to 21 LGBT+ activists

A high court in Ghana has granted bail to 21 gay rights activists arrested three weeks ago for what police described as an unlawful gathering, the prosecutor said on Friday. The 16…

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