LGBT Ghanaians await court ruling on restrictive new law

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04/18/2024

ACCRA (Reuters) – Members of Ghana’s LGBT community and activists are waiting to see whether the West African country’s president will sign into law a bill that would further restrict their rights and likely worsen the persecution many face. Kwame, a gay man who spoke to Reuters on the condition his real name was not used, already bears the scars of Ghana’s widespread intolerance of homosexuality. “I was born with two eyes, but this is what I have now,” said the 30-year-old, removing his oversized spectacles to reveal an eye that he said was damaged when neighbours attacked him over his sexuality in 2021.

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