Top Imam vows to stop ‘demonic’ LGBT conference from coming to Ghana

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02/27/2020

The Pan Africa ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) is set to hold its 2020 annual conference in Accra, Ghana, in July. It will be the organisation’s first conference held in West Africa. According to Human Rights Watch, LGBT+ people living in Ghana suffer discrimination and abuse in public and in private, and are still living under colonial-era law which prohibits gay sex. But Ashanti regional chief Imam Sheihk Muumin Abdul Haroun, who is a well-respected religious leader in the country, has vowed to stop the “demonic” conference from coming to Ghana.

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