Eight Ghanaian men in Canada are protesting the criminalization of same-sex relationships in Ghana. They say lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders are not treated well in the country. They are therefore on a campaign in Canada to ask that country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to demand that Ghana protects the rights of LGBT people. The eight, say their activities are mainly to raise awareness of the plight of people for their sexuality in Ghana. They are also collecting signatures for a petition addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking Canada take a larger role in advocating for LGBT people in Ghana. Canada’s CBC reports that more than 5,000 people have signed the petition. The activists include Sulemana Abdulai, a middle-aged Ghanaian, said he was forced to leave Ghana to the US because he was gay.
August 24 / Citifmonline