Gay sex is banned – so Ghanaians dance against homophobia

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11/28/2019

Gay sex may be illegal in Ghana – dancing isn’t. So rappers and singers are using music videos to embrace LGBT+ life and fight homophobia in this conservative West African nation. “Definitely this is the strongest way to create change,” said Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu, part of the rap duo FOKN Bois. “The main thing the youth consume is music videos.” In one new video, young men dance provocatively in a gay club. In another, a singer wanders through a wonderland populated by scantily clad women and drag queens. Same-sex relations are illegal in the West African country, and it’s too dangerous for celebrities to come out as gay. Hence the stealth attack on homophobia.

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