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Anger and fear in Ghana as bill seeks to criminalise LGBT+ people

Anger and fear in Ghana as bill seeks to criminalise LGBT+ people

NITA BHALLA A bill in Ghana that would make it a crime to be gay, bisexual or transgender has shocked the local LGBT+ community and raised fears over a possible surge in discrimination and violence against sexual minorities in the West African country. Gay sex is already punishable with up to three years in jail in Ghana, where homophobic persecution is widespread, but the draft law would go much further - making it illegal to be LGBT+ or advocate for LGBT+ rights, and imposing longer sentences. "This bill is a homophobe's dream law," said Danny Bediako from Rightify Ghana, a…
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Call for the release of 21 LGBTQI+ arrested in Ghana

Call for the release of 21 LGBTQI+ arrested in Ghana

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER ACTIVISTS and members of the LGBTQI+ community in Africa are calling for the release of 21 people who were arrested in Ghana during an LGBTQ+ conference.  Volta Police Command in Ghana arrested 21 LGBTQI+ activists in the suburb of Ho. The police said those who were arrested were partaking in an LGBTQI+ workshop at a recreational centre in Godokpui, in the suburb of Ho, in the country's southeastern region.  The arrested are members of Rightify Ghana, an organisation that put together an event to train attendees on paralegal services for vulnerable groups, including documenting instances of abuse…
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