Category Archives: Ghana

  1. Homophobia in Ghana

    Understanding the Drivers of Homophobia in Ghana Via PlusNews. Recent condemnation of homosexuality by religious and political leaders in Ghana has led to a climate of fear preventing men who have sex with men (MSM) from accessing vital health services, say local NGOs. The minister of Ghana’s Western Region, Paul Evans Aidoo, publicly described homosexuality as “detestable Read More >>

    Africa, discrimination, Gay, Ghana, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, human rights, LGBT rights, MSM, prevention
  2. Ghana – Investigating “Growing Rate of Homosexuality”

    via Ghana News The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has begun investigations into the growing rate of homosexuality in the Western and Central regions, Western Regional Minister, Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo has revealed. According to the minister, there is the need for a thorough investigation into what he terms a “social canker” which has contributed to the Read More >>

    Africa, gay men, Ghana, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, MSM
  3. LGBT Africans Face Blackmail and Extortion on a Regular Basis

    via International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Antiquated laws against same-sex sexual activity as well as deeply ingrained social stigma result in the all-too-frequent targeting of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Africa for blackmail and extortion, said the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) in a report launched today. The report, Read More >>

    Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, homophobia, homosexuality, LGBT rights, Malawi, Nigeria, stigma, Zimbabwe
  4. Homosexuality In Ghana

     via GhanaWeb Excerpt: But attitudes are changing in Ghana too. Not long ago, there were no gay clubs, organisations, activities, etc. in our country. But now there are many with university students leading the way. Ghanaian youth have a more favourable attitude to gays than the old – the same trend found in other countries too. But Read More >>

    gay men, Ghana, homophobia, homosexuality, LGBT rights, MSM
  5. Anti-Gay March Could Hamper HIV Interventions in Ghana

    via Behind the Mask   A recent march by over a thousand Ghanian Muslims against “the growing activities of gays and lesbians” in this West-African country, could hamper initiatives that target Men having sex with Men (MSM), such as HIV and AIDs interventions, activists have warned. Mac-Darling Cobbinahof the Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights Ghana, Read More >>

    Africa, Ghana, homophobia, homosexuality, MSM