Tag Archives: Ghana

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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99 who are in prison for being gay, 148 more awaiting trial

Worldwide, at least 99 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 148 other people are awaiting trial on charges related to homosexuality. Those are … Continue reading

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Ghana student faces anti-gay threats, so police arrest him

Police in northern Ghana in West Africa have arrested a 21-year-old student in response to area residents’ threats that they would kill him for wearing women’s clothing, having gay sex and seeking gay partners. The police commander in the small … Continue reading

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32 anti-gay African leaders, 32 smiling Obama photos

The issue of African countries imprisoning LGBTI people for their sexual orientation wasn’t on the agenda at this week’s United States/Africa summit in Washington, D.C. Instead, President Obama spoke about security, trade and economic development. Then, on Aug. 5, he … Continue reading

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World health agency: Fight AIDS by repealing anti-gay laws

In an understated report, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared this month that nations should work to stop the spread of AIDS by removing obstacles to HIV prevention efforts that are caused by laws against homosexual activity, transgender status, sex … Continue reading

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