Ghana

LGBTI Rights in Ghana


ADDED ON: 05/08/2021

In hiding, Ghana’s queer activists keep up the fight

More than two months after fleeing “unprecedented” threats of violence, members of the queer rights organisation LGBT+ Rights Ghana are still in hiding. “It is very challenging. It takes a lot of…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

We cannot turn this country into a satanic one – Chieftaincy Minister rallies support from Chief Imam

The Chieftaincy and Religious Minister, Ebenezer Kojo Kum has asked for support from leaders of the Muslim community as measures are being put in place to prevent the practice of Lesbian, Gay,…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2021

‘Lesbian wedding’ arrestees freed; Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ furor continues

Ghana police have freed the people they arrested last weekend at a party that police believed was a “lesbian wedding”. Meanwhile, homophobic campaigns against Ghana’s LGBTQ citizens continue. The Ghana-based African Equality…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2021

GHANA POLICE ARRESTS 22 LGBT+ IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUALS

LGBT Rights Ghana, an organization that recently sparked a storm after opening a shelter and safe space for gender and sexual minorities in the West African nation has revealed that 22 individuals…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Ghanaian MPs form ‘Believers Against LGBT+’ alliance ahead of draconian bill attacking queer rights

Lawmakers in Ghana have formed a “Believers Against LGBTQI+” alliance to push a brutally anti-LGBT+ bill through parliament, activists on the ground have said. The cross-party group of 30 MPs is preparing…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Ghana’s emerging LGBT movement battles with hostility

When activists in Ghana opened a support centre for the local gay community, they expected some pushback in a religiously conservative West African country where homosexuality is illegal. But less than a…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2021

The fallen hope of LGBTQ+ in Ghana

Ghana has mixed record on its treatment of Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. It’s Criminalizes ”unnatural carnal knowledge” in section 104 (1) (b) of its Criminal Offences Act, which the…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2021

Actor Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell call for Ghana to protect LGBT+ community

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Actor Idris Elba and model Naomi Campbell have joined 65 other British celebrities, designers and politicians in calling for Ghana’s president to engage with the country’s LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2021

LGBTQI office in Ghana: President Nana Akufo-Addo say he no go legalize same-sex marriage

"For same-sex marriage to dey legal for Ghana, e no go happun for my time as president" Akufo-Addo tok dis during di installation of di Second Archbishop of di Anglican Church of…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Anti-gay uproar after Ghana opens its first LGBT+ community centre

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Feb 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anti-gay outcry has forced Ghana's first LGBT+ community centre to temporarily close to protect its staff and visitors three weeks after it…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Legalize prostitution instead of LGBT—Olumanba

Young Political Activist Emmanuel Abankwah Kesse otherwise known as Olumanba has urged the government to legalize prostitution instead of gay and lesbianism. According to him, prostitutes also have human rights to operate…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2021

New LGBT+ center triggers holy war of words in Ghana

Representatives of the European Union expressed their support for the new LGBTQ+ facilities, officially opened Jan. 31, which serve as the new headquarters for the advocacy group LGBT+ Rights Ghana. Anti-gay campaigner…

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