Tawa Braimah, a former broadcaster with Starr FM has addressed rumours that she is a lesbian and has been advocating for the freedom of LGBTQI in Ghana.
Tawa Wrote on Facebook that she has seen the viral reports online that she had confessed she is a lesbian but she wants to state clearly that she is not.
She added that she does not have to be a lesbian to fight for their rights and she identifies herself as a cisgender and heteros*xual woman.
“I woke up this morning to a news article whoch purports that i had confessed to being lesbian. Apparently my post from yesterday was all the evidence needed to ‘out’ me. Since it has come to this, i feel the need to state that i identify as a cisgender, heteros*xual woman. I am not a lesbian and i don’t have to be one to advocate for the rights of members of that community,” She began.
Tawa concluded by saying the false publication was a plot from scared individuals to shut her up but she will continue to fight for equal rights of humanity.
“I Know this is a vicious attempt to silence me other well-meaning people who believe that every Ghanaian deserves to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of their sexual orientation. I an a firm believer in human rights and will continue to use my voice to advance the cause of humanity.”
Reports circulated online that another Ghanaian journalist, identified as Tawakalitu Braimah, had come out as a lesbian few days after Ignatius Annor confessed.
Tawakalitu has been advocating on her Facebook page for the legalization and freedom of LGBTQ in Ghana since news of the opening of an office went viral.
The Ghanaian Journalist, on Tuesday February 23,2021 wrote;
“Now more than ever, I am grateful for the community of like-minded people I am a part of. They’ve kept me sane these past couple of days, from screaming my voice hoarse at the sheer incredulity of some of the arguments being made on these streets,” She began.
“Not being liked is a huge risk that we take. Having family worry about how people will perceive us and by extension how our views reflect on them is another gamble. People will try to police what you say under the guise of concern but what they are doing is projecting their fears on you.
I choose humanity above all else because, at the end of the day, it’s the only way thing that truly connects us. Religions have and continue to evolve, cultures are adapting and assimilating every day, repressive and dehumanizing laws are being repealed and replaced by more progressive and inclusive ones.
We’re all just trying to make sense of our lives; of our purpose here on earth. We all have those days when we don’t feel like waking up, days we wish our chaotic brains will just be still for a while. We fall in and out of the existential crisis; “What’s the point of it all? Does any of this matter? Do I matter?”, we ask ourselves especially during these times. We’re consumed by anxiety, fear of the unknown.
These are things that we all share and for me, that’s all the reason I need to demand that we all deserve to be treated with respect and dignity no matter our differences. I don’t need to have the same experiences as you do to fight for your rights. I only need to be human to do that” She wrote on Facebook.