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Added on: 12/13/2022
12/12/2022
US Ambassador caution Ghanaians den lawmakers say de attempt to pass de anti-LGBT bill go fit affect de economy. According to Ambassador Virginia Palmer, Ghanaians and lawmakers…

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Added on: 12/12/2022
12/11/2022
United States Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia Palmer has advised Ghanaians and their representatives in Parliament to respect international obligations and Domestic laws which centre on the need…

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Added on: 11/30/2022
Last year, Ghana’s parliament introduced a controversial new anti-LGBTQ bill that could further criminalise same-sex acts and identities. Although homosexuality was initially outlawed under colonial rule –…

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Added on: 09/08/2022
In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to…

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Added on: 08/30/2022
08/29/2022
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has given Parliament the end of October 2022 to pass the anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) bill into…

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Added on: 08/04/2022
08/03/2022
Same-sex “conduct” is already illegal in Ghana, but MPs introduced a sweeping new anti-LGBTQ+ draft bill a year ago that would fully criminalisie LGBTQ+ people, along with rights…

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Added on: 08/03/2022
08/02/2022
In February 2021, a community centre for LGBTQ+ people in Ghana was closed down weeks after it had opened, following a wave of protests. As our west…

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Added on: 06/18/2022
Rights activists in Ghana are protesting after a crowd, urged on by a member of parliament, tore down a billboard that promoted tolerance toward the LGBTQ community….

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Added on: 06/10/2022
06/09/2022
One of the sponsors of the anti-LGBTQ bill in Parliament, Samuel Nartey George has given the Police 24 hours to pull down a billboard said be advertising…

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Added on: 06/09/2022
06/08/2022
The Chairman of Advocates for Christ Ghana, a Civil Society Organization, Edem Senanu, has added his voice to the growing concern about the delay in passing the…

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Added on: 03/26/2022
When Ako* heard that an LGBTIQ community centre was going to open in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, the first thing she did was get herself a date….

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Added on: 03/22/2022
03/21/2022
When Ako* heard that an LGBTIQ community centre was going to open in Ghanaian capital Accra, the first thing she did was get herself a date. And…

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Added on: 03/14/2022
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has come out in favor of harsh penalties for public displays of same-sex affection and for anyone who supports LGBTQ rights —…

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Added on: 03/13/2022
The economic damage that would be caused by passage of Ghana’s extreme anti-LGBTQ bill was highlighted at a Parliamentary hearing this week. For months, Ghanaian legislators have…

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Added on: 02/08/2022
Phillip Baumgart
Alturi Contributor
How did Rightify Ghana get started? The national government has long denied LGBTQ Ghanaians respect, protection, and recognition. Rightify Ghana came together to raise awareness about the…

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Added on: 02/04/2022
02/04/2022
The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church in Ghana said Friday (28 January) that the draft Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill…

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Added on: 02/03/2022
In a dimly-lit room with racks of women’s clothing, Ghanaian artist and LGBT+ activist Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi flipped through photo self-portraits illustrating her transition to womanhood. Transitioning…

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Added on: 01/23/2022
A leading LGBT advocacy group in Ghana that has put a spotlight on what it calls the “worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever” is seeking donations from LGBTQ rights…

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Added on: 01/20/2022
The Brittle Paper literary magazine has announced the winners of its writing competition for queer women from West Africa. The winning authors came from Nigeria, Ghana and…

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Added on: 01/10/2022
01/09/2022
Perry Ato Inkoom told SVTV Africa that in the early evening of 19 December he was attacked by the young people following a birthday party. In Tema, a coastal…

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Added on: 12/31/2021
Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African archbishop’s…

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Added on: 12/13/2021
12/12/2021
Kofi is a respectable, married man with two children. He also describes himself, however, as a “man having sex with a man” (MSM). No one in his…

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Added on: 12/03/2021
(Bloomberg) — When it comes to cracking down on the LGBTQ community, not much separates Ghana’s two main political parties. A lawmaker from the ruling party has…

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Added on: 12/01/2021
11/30/2021
Samuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, and lead Sponsor of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, has refuted claims…

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Added on: 11/22/2021
11/21/2021
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has glaringly pooh-poohed the new anti-gay law that has been presented before parliament awaiting passage into law by saying God loves gays too…

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Added on: 11/17/2021
11/16/2021
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…

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Added on: 11/16/2021
11/15/2021
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…

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Added on: 11/12/2021
11/11/2021
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…

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Added on: 11/06/2021
“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…

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Added on: 10/29/2021
10/28/2021
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…