Tag Archives: Ghana

Q. Why expose gay celebrities? A. Bravery … Really?

By Yaw Amanfoh What leads a person to ruin the lives of other people for nothing but a paycheck? This year, on Feb. 26, Ghana’s Flex Magazine published an article called “Exposing Gays and Lesbians in the Showbiz Industry.” Its … Continue reading

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Tally of LGBTI rights, wrongs in 29 sub-Saharan countries

Several countries in sub-Saharan Africa have made progress in recognizing the human rights of LGBTI people, but much work remains to be done in the region’s 29 countries that still have laws against same-sex intimacy. LGBTI rights in those African … Continue reading

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Outed! Can LGBT Africans ever be safe?

By Yaw Amanfoh Public exposure of LGBT celebrities is an explicit goal of Ghana’s online Flex Newspaper, where advocacy of anti-gay exposés differs little from the examples set by many other sensationalizing media outlets in Africa and elsewhere. “Trust [us] … Continue reading

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How gay-friendly Scots provoked anti-gay ‘hysteria’ in Ghana

The political leader of Scotland has reportedly stirred up a hornet’s nest of anti-LGBT hysteria in Ghana by pressuring Ghana’s president about LGBTI rights without first conferring with LGBTI activists in Ghana, KaleidoScot reports. Regarding the March 18 incident, a … Continue reading

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LGBT Christians in Africa: A prime focus for new videos

For years, Anglo-Nigerian pastor Jide Macaulay has challenged the widespread idea that Bible-believing Christians should oppose homosexuality. Now he wants to spread that message electronically, worldwide, especially in Africa. Macaulay, founder of the gay-friendly House of Rainbow churches in Nigeria, … Continue reading

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Shameful: Anti-LGBT denials by bishops, Ghana leader

Christianity is, and remains, a foreign addition to African culture and, in truth, does not honestly reflect Africa’s organic image. We all know how the religion is said to have started, where its practices originated — which surely was not … Continue reading

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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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