Tag Archives: Ghana

Akwaaba! (Welcome!), says Ghana — but not if you’re gay

By Yaw Amanfoh “Wecome!! Akwaaba!!” says the sign at Accra International Airport. In the photo, taken in 2010, the mixed message is framed by a traditional kente print. It starts off with a warm welcome, then quickly reverts to the … Continue reading

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Empire’s evils live on, so activist rejects Empire’s honors

What’s to be done about the continued repression of LGBTI people in Commonwealth nations that hang onto anti-homosexuality laws originally imposed by the British Empire? One answer to the question is clear to Anglo-Ghanian LGBTI rights activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah. She … Continue reading

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Don’t fall for photo of man (repeatedly) burned alive

Until credible evidence emerges, it’s probably wise to set aside a widely shared story on Facebook that a man was burned to death in South Sudan because he was gay. The article appeared on Hot in Juba, a website that … Continue reading

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1 million visits to Erasing 76 Crimes blog in 2015

How many people are concerned about the human rights of LGBTI people?  Here’s a hint: People have paid more than 1 million visits to the Erasing 76 Crimes blog so far this year — to be precise, 1,000,089 visits as … Continue reading

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Archbishop: Give homophobes ‘time to deal with’ LGBTI issues

The Washington Blade reported today: An African archbishop on Thursday specifically discussed homosexuality during a Vatican press conference. Vatican Radio reported that Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Archdiocese of Accra [in Ghana] said countries need “time to deal with” homosexuality and … Continue reading

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HIV in Ghana: Progress toward protecting vulnerable gays

Human rights abuses complicate fight against HIV/Aids GhanaWeb and Pulse.com.gh reported on Oct. 3 and 4: The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has asked policy makers to formulate policies to end human rights abuses against gays, commercial sex workers … Continue reading

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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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