‘We Can’t Give Up on Humanity’ : Ghanaians Oppose Antigay Law

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Ghanaians Oppose Antigay Law

A Decade of Advocacy

For the past eight years, Alex Kofi Donkor has been a prominent advocate for Ghana’s LGBTQ+ community. As an activist, he has organized protests, led panel discussions on gay rights, authored blogs condemning homophobia, and lobbied lawmakers. His fearless efforts have made him a significant figure in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana.

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A Climate of Fear

However, the situation has taken a drastic turn. In February, Ghana’s Parliament passed a bill that criminalizes identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer. This legislation has instilled a sense of constant fear in Mr. Donkor. The looming possibility that his past advocacy work—such as erecting pride billboards and engaging with journalists—could soon result in imprisonment is daunting. This fear persists as they await President Nana Akufo-Addo’s decision on signing the bill into law.

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