‘What crime have we committed?’ Ghana’s LGBTQ community braces as anti-LGBTQ bill may turn into law


As a queer, non-binary person living on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, Edem Brew said they have endured years of discrimination, physical assaults and verbal attacks. “LGBTQ people have to look over their shoulders all the time,” Brew said. “And personally, in my life right now, I am still navigating it. Almost everyone in this country has become very insensitive toward us.” Ghana’s parliament recently made a unanimous decision to pass a proposed anti-LGBTQ legislation that has Brew and other members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community worried.

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