Tag Archives: Ghana

LGBTI Catholics in West Africa seek compassion, change

Many LGBTI Catholics in West Africa remain faithful to the church, despite exclusion, homophobia and discrimination, Anglo-Nigerian gay activist Davis Mac-Iyalla reported after a fact-finding trip there. But the church has driven out some of its LGBTI flock, and all … Continue reading

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LGBTI briefs: Stigma and HIV in Africa, India, Russia

News briefs about LGBTI-related health issues in countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI news. Involving LGBTI people in the fight against Aids In South Africa, the Global Forum on … Continue reading

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2 victories over Ghana’s violent homophobe

Pastor Jide Macauley continued his campaign today against an anti-LGBTI criminal in Ghana reportedly using social media to entrap and assault LGBTI people. The campaign by Macauley and his allies, reported on Aug. 15, resulted in the cancellation of Doya … Continue reading

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Warning: Violent homophobe active in Ghana

Pastor Jide Macauley today issued this warning about an anti-LGBTI criminal in Ghana reportedly using social media to entrap and assault LGBTI people: “SERIOUS WARNING: There is a Dangerous Homophobe in Town. “This is Doya Dundu, he is based in … Continue reading

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Gay in Ghana – A video

This hard hitting eight-minute video documentary is well worth watching.  It is the story of a young​ HIV positive​ gay man in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.  Released by AIDSPAN,  its first-ever documentary is titled: “I didn’t want to bring shame … Continue reading

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Ghana seeks update on high HIV rate for gays, other MSM

The Ghana AIDS Commission is awaiting results from an updated survey of HIV infection rates among local men who have sex with men (MSM). The previous survey, launched in 2011, found that 17.5 percent of MSM in Ghana were HIV-positive. … Continue reading

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Forbidden love: Exploring true, complex lives of LGBTI Africans

By Mike Nicholson In recent years, news of homophobic laws in Africa has resonated across the Global North. While many individuals are at least superficially aware of the plight of LGBTI men and women in countries such as Uganda and … Continue reading

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