actress Ama K Abebrese stood with Ghana’s LGBTQI+ community, calling for their rights to be protected as they are as human as everyone else.
Ignatius Annor announced on Joy News ‘PM Express’ on Monday, February 22, that he denied the allegations that he was gay for fear of losing his job as a journalist.
‘I rejected, in the past, the fact that I was gay. I did it out of fear of losing my job,’ said Ignatius.
“At the time, for a number of years in Ghana, I studied broadcast journalism and being on TV and being ousted added a lot of misery to my life.”
He later openly apologised for not being brave enough to speak up for his values and identity to the LGBT community.
To air her views on the subject, Ama K Abebrese took to her Facebook page, writing, “I can’t pretend I know the terror that homosexuals and lesbians living in Ghana feel; homosexuality is criminalized by the laws of Ghana.” It is frowned upon by traditions, certain faiths, and society.
I cannot blame them, for we shall all be judged on the day of judgement. Just because I do not completely understand what they are going through doesn’t mean that basic human rights are not earned. I strive to be more conscious of their plight. I think that there needs to be more discussion on the topic.
(I see online a lot of messages equating them as rapists and pedophiles. Well… predators are not constrained by sexuality).
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I cannot pretend I know the fear that homosexuals and lesbians living in Ghana feel; the laws of Ghana criminalise…