Tag Archive | Ghana

Ghana: MPs plan law banning LGBT+ advocacy

Ghana: MPs plan law banning LGBT+ advocacy

A group of lawmakers in Ghana want to criminalise the promotion of LGBT+ rights, a move that comes weeks after a community centre for sexual minorities was shut down, following strong opposition from politicians and church organisations. Parliamentarian Samuel Nartey George from the opposition National Democratic Congress said he and seven other MPs hoped their […]

Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell urge Ghana to protect LGBT+ people

Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell urge Ghana to protect LGBT+ people

Actor Idris Elba, and model Naomi Campbell have joined 65 other British celebrities, designers. and politicians, in calling for Ghana’s president to engage with the country’s LGBT+ community, in an open letter published on social media on Monday. A public outcry last week forced the country’s first LGBT+ community centre to temporarily close, to protect its […]

Ghana: Anti-gay uproar closes first LGBT+ centre

Ghana: Anti-gay uproar closes first LGBT+ centre

Anti-gay outcry has forced Ghana’s first LGBT+ community centre to temporarily close to protect its staff and visitors, three weeks after it opened, its founder said on Tuesday. Church groups, politicians, and anti-gay rights organisations have called on the government to shut down the centre, run by local charity LGBT+ Rights Ghana, and arrest and […]

Ghana bans LGBT+ conference

Ghana bans LGBT+ conference

Ghana’s government has said it will not allow a major gathering of LGBT+ activists to go ahead, after an outcry from conservative Christian groups in the country. The conference, scheduled for July, would be the first of its kind in West Africa, and aims to bring together LGBT+ leaders, to share ideas and work together […]

Ghana: Sex education programme sparks anti-LGBT+ outrage

Ghana: Sex education programme sparks anti-LGBT+ outrage

Government and UN officials in Ghana were forced to defend a school sex education programme on Tuesday, after religious groups said it was part of a “satanic” attempt to promote LGBT+ values. The National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, said on radio and Facebook that 6 was too young to start […]