It might be tempting for Ghanaians to smile at countries which still run the barbaric law dubbed Sharia when they punish the LGBT crowd but it often runs much deeper than that, touching on other barbaric punishments like cutting off of limbs for stealing and punishing adultery with caning or worse.
In Malaysia, two lesbians have been punished by caning after being convicted of having s*x in a car.
A 9 year old kid in the United States in Denver, Colorado, has committed suicide after being bullied by his classmates for being gay.
Jamel Myles, a student at the Joe Shoemaker Elementary School, committed suicide last Thursday after four straight days of enduring bullying at his school.
A study conducted by the Africa Centre for International Law and Accountability (ACILA) has found that Ghanaians are more worried about homos£xuality than any other issue plaguing our society bar corruption.
The recently released study, conducted in June, found that issues such as armed robbery, rape, high cost of living, poor infrastructure, galamsey, education and many of the other myriad problems in Ghana concern the average Ghanaian far less than the issue of homos£xuality.
The albino who is lucky to belong to a society like Ghana where his likes are not just tolerated but embraced instead of being sacrificed for rituals like it is done in other countries is out there spewing his usual homophobic garbage instead of practicing the same tolerance that has been extended to him and … Read more
The issue of homosexuality has made it back into the news after UK Prime Minister, Theresa May offered to help African countries including Ghana to decriminalize it. Theresa May earlier this week blamed colonialism for turning Africans against homosexuality and ventured to help in correcting the mess they created by making Africans believe it was … Read more
Talk of the height of intolerance. In most parts of the world homosexuality is still a very touchy issue for most people, and even though it has been legalized in some parts, the rest of the world is still finding it hard to come to terms with the phenomenon of same-sex loving. The fear of … Read more
Every week there’s a new topic that Ghanaians are fussing over. If Moesha is not making headlines with her legendary intellect, Patapaa is getting arrested by the fashion police for his “killer” suit at the VGMAs. Or wannabe gangsta 419 Shatta Wale is privately receiving slaps from his baby mama at home while publicly claiming … Read more
Being a homosexual in Ghana is one of the worst things a person can be. Apart from having to deal with crappy conditions of living and doing your best not to get killed over someone’s negligence, you have to deal with people who claim to hate you getting all up in your business. Or all … Read more
‘Myopia’ – the phenomenon of nearsightedness, refers to when the eye can see short distances just fine but suffers to make out objects at long distances.
As a term, it is used to refer to being only focused on short termism and never thinking about what happens in the long term.
Once again a pair of LGBT people in Ghana minding their own business nearly found themselves killed by ignorant, backwards Ghanaians who leave all the corruption and broken down systems in their sh*thole to scapegoat gay people.
We guess beating down on ‘sinners’ make us feel good and forget for a while that people die in needless road accidents everyday and most people can’t afford three square meals.
Despite Ghanaians detest for anything LGBT; a community of these people are gradually building up in Ghana, paving way for those who for many years have had to hide what they really feel about themselves.
And one of such people is Ghana’s only open transgender, called Madina Broni. In fact, she’s a transsexual as she has had her male organ removed or substituted—a surgery she says she flew to Spain to get done.
The conversation over the legalization or otherwise of homos*xuality in Ghana is heating up with the recent report from Human Rights Watch which indicted Ghana for discriminating against gays.
That follows the comments by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, that legalization is something that is bound to happen sometime in the future. All these has brought the issue to the forefront of the discussion in Ghana.
A man alleged to be gay who tried to initiate a s*xual encounter with a co-worker was beaten near death by a mob in Kumasi.
According to a report from Abusua Fm, the man invited a male co-worker to his house and tried having s*x with him, but the colleague was startled and raised an alarm.
Ghanaians have gotten their panties in a bunch because President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, speaking to Al Jazeera, failed to validate their worst homophobic impulses by actually giving a reasoned answer to the question of gay rights.
Akufo-Addo did not endorse homos*xuality, as some are pretending he did, but he did not personally denounce it either. He simply said Ghanaians are against it and that one day if enough pressure arose, it might become legalized.
Jesus Christ once allegedly said that ‘love your neighbour as yourself’, yet the people who most claim to be his followers do nothing but hate their neighbours all day long (those from other tribes, other political affiliation, atheists and gays etc).
And yes, I’m talking about my fellow Ghanaians, the saddest, sickest, twisted, hypocritical bunch of people the face of this planet has ever seen.
Eight gay Ghanaians in Canada are planning to petition to Canadian government to put pressure on Ghana to recognize the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bis*xual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) members of our country.
According to the group, Ghanaian LGBTQ members are treated worse than animals and is calling for Canada to exert diplomatic pressure on Ghana to recognize their rights.
Nigerian singer M.I Abaga has stirred up a huge controversy with comments on the criminalisation of homos*xuality in his country.
M.I spoke in support of gay rights on a podcast, noting that the private s*xual orientation of grown men should not be his problem – and later defended that opinion on twitter after he received a barrage of criticism.
A woman in Saudi Arabia was arrested for wearing what many in the Kingdom describe as a ‘mini-skirt’ but which sane people everywhere else call a skirt.
A video circulating online of the woman, wearing the skirt, a crop top and without her hair covered, sparked outrage as many complained she was violating the Kingdom’s strict laws on dressing and morality.
When you realise that this is what passes for serious discourse in Ghana, you realise why we’re perpetually mired in the hole we’re in.
Abronye, and most Ghanaians like him who make this lame argument, have mounted up a huge strawman of bestiality against decriminalising homos*xuality, because they really have no good argument against it.
Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Ocquaye, has refused a call by Amnesty International for homos*xuality to be decriminalized in Ghana.
According to the Speaker, legalization of homos*xuality would lead us on a slippery slope down a path where bestiality and other vices would be legalized under the banner of ‘human rights’.
A majority vote in the German parliament has led to the revision of the country’s marriage laws to include a partnership between two people of the same s*x.
The vote ended with 393 MP’s voting for, 226 voting against and four MP’s abstaining.
A gay couple in Indonesia were caned 83 times in public after being caught having s*x.
The incident occurred in the province of Aceh, which lives under the dictates of Islamic Sharia.
OccupyGhana has condemned the actions of the principal of the Gushegu Midwifery Midwifery Training School, where a pregnant student was stopped from writing exams due to her condition.
The incident generated outrage, especially when it emerged it was not a national policy employed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) but one employed unilaterally by the principal of the school.
This is the sort of tomfoolery that goes on in this country, under the guise of ‘purity’ and ‘morality’, whilst hurting the people these authorities are supposed to help.
What about being pregnant means one cannot fulfil their academic duties? Remember, we aren’t even talking about a Junior High or Senior High school (where it would still be wrong), but a tertiary level institution.
53 people have been arrested in the Nigerian state of Kaduna after they were rounded up by police for attending a gay marriage ceremony.
Police rounded up the attendees at the ceremony held at Zaria Motel in the town of Chediya-Zaria.
The question of gay rights remain anathema in deeply religious Ghana, and there’s no question public opinion is deeply entrenched against even raising the issue.
Those caught for committing the ‘crime’ of being gay face a raft of social punishments including lynching, prosecution or at the very least alienation from society.
A few days ago, I wrote the below in an article, totally unrelated to this post–but it fetched social media conversations around the existing statutory maternity in Ghana.
I stated that: “I got into a mini-phone fight with a friend of mine from Law School, she got married in Ghana and moved there to join her husband. 4 months after birth, she is going back to work–the reason she called me was to ask that she buys an electric breast pump and send to my address so that when I am coming to Ghana, I will bring it to her.