After US Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit, the debate over the legality of LGBTQI+ has picked up steam in Ghana.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual are all referred to by the acronym LGBT.
The plus sign (plus) creates space for our growing and fresh awareness of various aspects of the incredibly diverse gender and sexual identities.
The Ghanaian parliament started debating a bill that would make supporting LGBT individuals illegal and criminalize homosexuality.
Human rights advocates have raised concerns about intentions to punish members of the LGBT community in a nation where prejudice is already on the rise.
Although no one has ever been formally charged under this rule, Ghana is one of 22 African nations that forbid gay sex.
With the passage of the new law, criminal prosecution of LGBTQI+ persons and their sympathizers will become routine.
Prominent celebrities and government representatives have weighed in with their differing perspectives on the LGBTQI+ topic and associated issues.
When asked about the present sensitive issue on United Television on Saturday, April 1, 2023’s United ShowBiz Show hosted by MzGee, Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah declined to comment.
The Movie Star made a shrewd move to avoid criticism and backlash that would damage her brand by pleading with the presenter to ignore her and let her alone because she has no desire in giving her open viewpoints on the matter.